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Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorney to Take Leadership Position with the American Bar Association

February 21, 2022 (Lexington, Kentucky) – Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (SKO) is pleased to announce Lexington Member Palmer Gene Vance II has been formally nominated to serve as the next Chair of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.  Overall control and administration of the ABA is vested in the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the association.  

Vance is set to take office as Chair at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual Meeting this August in Chicago, IL for a two-year term.  Commenting on his nomination, Vance stated, “The American Bar Association provides essential benefits to its members and those we serve; it is a tremendous opportunity to become part of the ABA leadership team. I look forward to taking on the responsibility of chairing the House of Delegates.”  

Vance has been with SKO since 1995. He is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group, as well as the Tort, Trial and Insurance Services Practice Group, and the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SKO and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Vance has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 2001 and currently serves as the Kentucky State Delegate. From 2010-12, he served as Chair of the House Committee on Rules & Calendar. He has chaired or co-chaired three ABA Presidential Appointments Committees. In 2018-19, he served as Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation. From 2012-15, he served as Chair of the Council of the ABA’s charitable arm, the Fund for Justice and Education. He also is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the American Bar Endowment.  He previously served on the Board of American Bar Foundation.

Vance maintains an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating © and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and the Kentucky Super Lawyers List. He was recognized by his peers as the 2019 Products Liability-Defense Lawyer of the Year in Lexington by The Best Lawyers in America.