October 1, 2012

Former Bankruptcy Judge Joins Stoll Keenon Ogden

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Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is proud to announce that Joe Scott, former bankruptcy judge, has joined the firm’s Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring & Workouts practice as Counsel to the Firm. He will work out of the firm’s Lexington office.

Scott, who joined SKO’s legacy firm in 1972 and created its bankruptcy practice, was appointed to the bench in 1999 for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court.

“It’s a great benefit to have someone with Joe’s experience on our team, and we are delighted to have him back with us,” Bill Lear, managing director at SKO, said. “We practiced together for almost 20 years before he went on the bench. He is a great lawyer and a great guy who makes coming to work a lot more fun.”

Scott served as judge on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Sixth Circuit (2005-2008) and as Bankruptcy Representative of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Court (2008-2011). He was a member of the Sixth Circuit Space and Facilities Committee (2008-2011) and was part of the final interview committee for the selection of the new U.S. Bankruptcy judges for districts in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Upon his retirement from the bench, Scott became a lifetime member of the Sixth Circuit Court.

Previous to his legal practice, Scott was commissioned as a Second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve in 1968 and was an instructor of basic accounting at the University of Kentucky from 1968-1971.