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Five of Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorneys named to Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List

July 1 2018

Benchmark Litigation has recognized Monica BraunBrad Keeton, Christopher SchaeferEric Weihe and Chapman Hopkins as leading litigation attorneys age 40 or under in its annual 40 & Under Hot List. All are Kentucky-based litigators with Stoll Keenon Ogden.

The publication commemorates the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States. Those named to this exclusive list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are of the age of 40 or younger. They have all also had a hand in some of their firms’ most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

Listed within the Kentucky section of the 40 & Under Hot List publication, Benchmark Litigation had this to say about each attorney:

  • Monica Braun excels in appellate, commercial and intellectual property matters, and recently had success in construction defect and non-compete violation cases.
  • Brad Keeton is part of the next generation of successful lawyers with growing practices. Keeton specializes in antitrust, appellate and commercial matters.
  • Clients call upon Christopher Schaefer for help with fiduciary litigation and corporate disputes. In addition to being a business litigator, Schaefer is an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, having taught the evidence course, and he also is the head coach of the school’s national trial team.
  • In a consumer mortgage fraud action pending in the Jefferson County Circuit Court, Eric Weihe successfully defended a lending bank over the course of six years in litigation, which resulted in his client settling with the borrower plaintiffs for a nominal sum.
  • At Stoll Keenon Ogden, Chapman Hopkins focuses on commercial, banking and equine litigation. This year, Hopkins was the lead attorney on several lawsuits including a shareholder dispute for a regional marketing company; a seven-figure contract dispute for a prominent equine racing and sales company; and two lender liability suits for a national banking institution. In his equine practice, Hopkins’ work on two highly publicized equine quarantine disputes between his clients and the U.S. Department of Agriculture resulted in the agency overhauling its equine importation testing procedures, he says.

Attorneys named to the 2018 publication were chosen through several phases of research: namely, the review of their recent case work, peer review in which we consider how attorneys at peer legal institutions might rank them, and a consideration of client feedback on their performances. These attorneys, though young, have established themselves in their respective fields and are set to enjoy bright futures.

In a rapidly changing legal market in which firms seek to construct feasible succession plans for the baby boomer generation of attorneys, the recognition of the accomplishments of the younger generations is pertinent.

In addition to this honor, Stoll Keenon Ogden also enjoys a number of firm-wide rankings and further individual attorney recognition by Benchmark Litigation. For more information please see here:

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