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Maggie is a member of the Litigation department. Maggie's practice focuses on defense of products liability actions, general commercial litigation, defending employers in various employment actions and representing parties in family law actions.

Career Highlights

Awards

  • Recipient of KBA Service to Young Lawyers Award, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation's "Top 250 Women in Litigation," 2012-2013, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2014  
  • Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award presented by the Louisville Bar Association/Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™
  • Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2012-2014
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Litigation: General Commercial - Kentucky, 2009-2014
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky" in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2008-2017
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky" in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® list, 2009
  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2007-2017
  • Kentucky Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award, 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for over 15 years in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Distinguished Alumni/ae Award, 2003
  • Fayette County Pro Bono Award, 2001
  • Louisville Bar Association's Public Service Award, 1996
  • Business Associate of the Year, 1991, Louisville Chapter, American Business Women's Association
  • Legal Aid Society's "Volunteer Lawyer of the Year," 1990
  • Brandeis Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Research Editor, Journal of Family Law
  • Three times nominated by Judicial Nominating Commission for Circuit Court Judge
  • Outstanding Senior Award, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court at Louisville, Master, Past President

Community Involvement

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Military Law Committee, Member, 2014-2020
    • Ethics Committee, Member, 2012-2018
    • American Bar Association House of Delegates, Delegate, 2013-2015
    • Diversity Committee, Member, 2012-2015
    • Legislative Committee, Member, 2012-2015
    • Rules Committee, Member, 2012-2015
    • Past President, 2012-2013
    • President, 2011-2012
    • President Elect, 2010-2011
    • Vice President, 2009-2010
    • Inquiry Commission, Member, 1999-2007
    • Panel "C," Chair, 2004-2007
    • Commission, Chair 2005-2007
    • Convention CLE, Co-Chair, 2007
    • Reserve/Investment Committee, Member, 2004-2006
    • Convention Planning Committee, Member, 1997; 2005-2006; 2016
    • Lawyer Professionalism Committee, Member 1998-2001
    • Trial Commissioner, 1998
  • Loretto High School Alumnae Association Board, Member, 2015-2017
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2014-2017
  • University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council, Member, 2014-2017
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court
    • Master (permanent)
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 2007-2011
    • Past President, 2005-2007
    • President, 2003-2005
  • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, Member, Board of Directors, 2010-2013
  • Kentucky Access to Justice Commission, Member, 2011-2012
  • ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, Member, 2011
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, President, 2011-2012
  • American Inns of Court Foundations, Member of the Board of Trustees, 2006-2010
  • Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2006
  • Maryhurst, Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2010
  • Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation, Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2017
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission, 2002-2007
  • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Member of the Merit Selection Committee, 1999
  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Judicial Evaluation Committee member, 2005-2013
    • Taskforce and Member Services Committee member, 2005
    • Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1998-2002
    • Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1996-1998
    • Past President, 1998
    • President, 1997
    • President-Elect, 1996
    • Vice President and Treasurer, 1995
    • Co-Chair of the Judicial Poll Committee, 1990
  • Louisville Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2011
  • Special Justice, Supreme Court of Kentucky, 1997
  • Jefferson County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Member, 1997
  • Jefferson County Planning and Coordinating Council, Member, 1997
  • American Heart Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1986
  • Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Member, Board of Directors, 1985-1988
  • Leadership Louisville, Class of 1989

Media

Contributions & Published Works

  • Presenter, Kentucky Bar Association District Bar Meeting, "Interactive Evidence Workshop," September, 2001
  • "Industrywide Litigation," Defense Research Institute, 1999
  • "Trade Associations: Industry Advocates or Co-Conspirators?" Defense Research Institute, 1999
  • Coordinator and Presenter, Kentucky Bar Association "Orientation on Professionalism" for First-Year Law Students, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, 1998
  • Kentucky Bar Association 1997 Annual Convention "You Be the Judge for the Day: Evidence, Interaction and More"
  • Louisville Bar Association "Evidentiary Problems in Dissolution Actions," 1996
  • Kentucky Law Update, "Law and the Media "
  • Lecturer, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • "Litigating Wrongful Discharge," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Defendant's Perspective in Handling Employee Relations Cases Including Wrongful Discharge," Professional Education Systems, Inc. Seminar: Kentucky - Litigating Wrongful Discharge
  • "The Current Status of Wrongful Discharge Actions in Kentucky," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Kentucky - Litigating Wrongful Discharge," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Legal Aspects of Termination," Kentucky Bank Personnel Administrators' Annual Fall Workshop
  • "How Legal Assistants Can Be Effectively Utilized in Litigation Work in Kentucky," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Kentucky - Civil Litigation Techniques: Active Roles for Legal Assistants," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Domestic Relations: News and Views," Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention and Judicial Conference
  • "Kentucky Discovery, Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures for Legal Assistants," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
  • "Whistle-Blowers, Insubordination and Employee Right of Free Speech," Counsel on Education in Management
  • "Parental Leave: Changes in the Legal Framework," Louisville Lawyer, Louisville Bar Association

News

Services

Industries

University of Kentucky, 1973
University of Louisville, B.A., Dean's scholar, high honors, 1979
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1982

  • Kentucky, 1982
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1992
    U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1984
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1982
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