January 5, 2022

Attorneys of McMasters Keith Butler Inc. Join SKO

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Virginia Leigh Schell
Associate, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

January 4, 2022 (Louisville, Kentucky) – Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (SKO) is proud to announce the attorneys and staff of McMasters Keith Butler Inc. have joined the firm in its Louisville office, effective January 1, 2022.

McMasters Keith Butler Inc. was founded in late 2009 as an all-woman law firm by Beth McMasters, Karen Keith and Ashley Butler.  Since then, the firm has established itself as one of Kentucky’s most experienced and successful healthcare litigation firms. The firm has been certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  “Beth, Karen and Ashley are highly skilled trial lawyers who bring with them extensive and comprehensive experience in defending medical providers and all other aspects of healthcare law,” explained Doug Barr, SKO’s Managing Director.  “We are very excited about the valuable skill set they bring to SKO.”

Beth McMasters said, “When my partners and I decided our clients could be best served by our lawyers and staff joining a large, full-service law firm, we researched our options and consulted our clients and concluded SKO was our best choice.  Joining SKO will allow us to continue to practice our cases aggressively and creatively but with additional, more comprehensive support and resources.  We are gaining immediate access to lawyers with experience in all aspects of corporate, healthcare, employment and many other areas of legal services, allowing us to provide our clients with more comprehensive solutions.  Meanwhile, we will be able to continue to focus on providing top-tier defense in complex medical cases.”

“In establishing an all-woman law firm, Beth, Karen and Ashley made a clear statement that excellence in the practice of law may be pursued and achieved in creative, non-traditional ways, from diverse perspectives, based upon a clear set of values.  It turns out we share a set of primary, core cultural values including the constant pursuit of professional excellence in the practice of law and service to our community and families.  At the same time, we highly value the unique, creative perspective our new partners will add to our Firm.  We expect their cultural impact on SKO will make us a much stronger firm,” said Barr. 

About Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

With approximately 140 attorneys in five cities in Kentucky and Indiana, SKO is an established law firm, tracing its history back to 1897. SKO will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2022. The Firm represents clients on local, state and national levels through commitment to excellent client service, proven success and a devotion to enduring relationships built on honest, experienced, and trusted counsel. The Firm is extremely committed to the local communities, charities and organizations in Kentucky and Indiana through numerous forms of civic leadership, including board and professional memberships. To learn more, please visit skofirm.com.

About McMasters Keith Butler, Inc.

McMasters Keith Butler, Inc., is Louisville’s most experienced women-owned health care law firm. The attorneys at McMasters Keith Butler are a diverse group who share the common goal of providing health care law representation to assist their clients in the increasingly complex medical legal environment. The firm has been involved in cases at all levels of state and federal court. The firm has decades of combined experience and has represented doctors, physician practices, nursing homes, hospitals, insurance companies and clinics throughout Kentucky. The attorneys at McMasters Keith Butler are not merely litigators – they find solutions.

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