FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Gary Farmer
EVANSVILLE (June 27, 2022)— Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (SKO) is pleased to announce that three new attorneys have joined the firm’s Evansville office. Jean Blanton, Allyson Breeden, and Katherine (Katie) Boren join SKO from Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel, & Shoulders LLP, effective June 28, 2022.
“We could not be more pleased to add three lawyers of the highest quality to our growing Evansville office,” said P. Douglas Barr, SKO’s Managing Director. “Since 2017, we have grown our Evansville and southwest Indiana practice from 7 lawyers to 20 lawyers, including these three women. Adding Jean, Allyson, and Katie is a reflection of our commitment to pursuing professional excellence and providing the best possible service to our clients and our communities.”
Jean Blanton joins SKO as an Equity Member. She is primarily a trial attorney who practices in State and Federal trial and appellate courts in a wide range of commercial, family, and family business disputes, whether contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, or family law matters.
Jean will join SKO’s Appellate, Banking Litigation, Business Litigation, Business Torts, Construction Law, Family Law Services, Trust & Estate Litigation, and Alcohol & Hospitality practice groups.
Jean is very involved in the local community, having served on the Evansville Bar Association Board of Directors, is a Vice President of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation, and is a Board member of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership. She also consistently volunteers her legal services for the Volunteer Lawyer Program in Evansville and has been recognized for her volunteer work as the recipient of the Susan K. Helfrich Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Services and the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Public Award.
Allyson Breeden also joins SKO as an Equity Member and will join SKO’s Arbitration & Mediation, Business Litigation, Tort, Trial & Insurance Services, Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation, Trust & Estate Litigation, Family Law Services, Healthcare, and Education practice groups. Allyson represents individuals, schools, businesses, and municipalities in various matters in front of administrative agencies, state courts, and federal courts. Allyson also advises and defends schools in matters concerning premises liability, negligence, student records, student discipline, special education, and related services. She is also a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator.
Allyson’s passion for children led her to the adoption field. She has facilitated the finalization of hundreds of adoptions by representing adopting parents over her career in contested and uncontested adoption matters. She also has extensive experience in guardianship, divorce, and other family law matters.
Katie Boren joins SKO as Counsel to the Firm and will join the Appellate, Banking Litigation, Business Litigation, Business Owner Disputes, Business Torts, Class Action, Construction Law, Eminent Domain & Real Estate Litigation, Healthcare, Tort, Trial & Insurance Services, and Trust & Estate Litigation practice groups.
A litigator whose practice focuses on appeals, commercial litigation, municipal law, and employment disputes, Katie also counsels businesses, municipal governments, and educational institutions on matters of employment and civil rights law. In addition to her appellate practice, Katie represents businesses and financial institutions at the trial court level in a broad range of complex civil matters, including breach of contract claims, business torts, construction disputes, and class action defense.