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Of Counsel, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC


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SKO adds Kathy Thompson to Of Counsel role

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 25, 2024) – Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (SKO), one of the region’s most established and long-standing law firms, is proud to announce the hiring of Kathy Thompson as Of Counsel.

Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Thompson served as Managing Director of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Wealth Management Group for 31 years. In this role, she oversaw the Wealth Management & Trust Company, which included trust and estate administration, financial planning, and investment management for individuals and institutions. Thompson helped the Trust Company expand from $190 million to over $7 billion during her tenure.

“We are delighted to welcome Kathy Thompson to our team as Of Counsel,” said Managing Partner P. Douglas Barr. “Kathy’s experience, outstanding legal skills, and deep understanding of the financial sector will undoubtedly bolster our firm’s capabilities and enhance our ability to effectively serve our clients. We look forward to the valuable contributions she will make as part of our team.”

In her role with Stoll Keenon Ogden, Thompson will provide strategic counsel and guidance on complex legal matters. Her extensive knowledge and reputation for excellence will further enhance SKO’s capabilities and reinforce the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional legal solutions to its clients.

“I am excited to join SKO and contribute to its longstanding tradition of excellence,” said Thompson. “I have long admired the firm’s commitment to client advocacy, legal strategies, and collaborative approach to problem-solving. I look forward to working with such talented colleagues and helping our clients navigate their legal challenges with confidence.”

Since 1994, Thompson has served as a board member of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc., where she notably chaired the Trust Committee and served as one of the youngest members on the board and the sole woman. With extensive expertise in investment management, estate planning, and personal financial planning, Thompson has also been honored as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Banking” by U.S. Banker twice.

Thompson holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and a Juris Doctorate from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Her exceptional contributions to the legal field have earned her recognition as the UofL Law Alumnus of the Year.

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About Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

With 150+ attorneys in five cities in Kentucky and Indiana, SKO is an established law firm, tracing its history back to 1897. 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 civic leadership, including board and professional memberships. To learn more, please visit

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