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Young-Eun is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on litigation involving business, employment, tort, insurance, and fiduciary/estate disputes.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and English from Grinnell College in 2009. She then received her Professional Teaching License from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2011. In 2015, she earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Young-Eun was the Notes Editor for the University of Kentucky College Of Law’s Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. In 2013 she received the Source and Cite Award for her work on the Journal. In 2015, her Note “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hunting and Fishing: The Implications of Kentucky's "Right to Hunt" Constitutional Amendment was published by the Journal. While attending the University of Kentucky, she also was a member of Honor Council, Faculty Scholarship Committee and Trial Advocacy Board.

In addition to her legal career, Young-Eun uses her passion for teaching and language skills for the betterment of the community. In 2015, while working at the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, she taught citizenship classes and assisted clients on issues involving visas, permanent residency, naturalization and interpretation of documents. From 2009 to 2012, she taught English full-time for second language learners, Spanish I, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Additionally, Young-Eun interpreted for non-English-speaking parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

A first-generation Korean, Young-Eun has lived in several countries around the world including Swaziland, the Philippines, and South Korea, as well as seven different states within the United States.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Represents numerous residential and commercial landlords on a number of issues related to the Fair Housing Act and Universal Residential Landlord Tenant Act and provided advice on a number of other litigation matters
  • Won motion to dismiss for jurisdictional and substantive grounds in putative class action case involving negligence and statutory claims
  • Obtained favorable opinion from the Kentucky Court of Appeals for client facing removal as executor of an estate
  • Won motion to dismiss in wrongful termination case which alleged equal protection, due process, conspiracy, and a variety of other related claims

Awards

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Provost Fellowship and Peter Perlman Scholarship
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Source and Cite Award as Notes Editor, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law,

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum
  • FCBA Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville

Former Employment

  • Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, 2015
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Research Assistant to Professor Kathryn Moore, 2014-2015
  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP, Law Clerk, 2014
  • University of Kentucky College of Education, Research Assistant to Dr. Justin Bathom, 2014
  • Stoll Keenon Ogden,PLLC, Law Clerk 2013
  • Place Bridge Academy Refugee Magnet School, Teacher, 2009-2012
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Spanish Legal Intern, 2008

Community Involvement

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
  • Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
  • Maxwell Street Legal Clinic
  • Girls on the Run Central Kentucky
  • Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • University of Kentucky National Tournament of Champions

Media

Contributions & Published Works

Presentations

  • “At the Threshold?  New FLSA Overtime Rules,” CSBA Summer Meeting, July 2016
  • Panelist, "Perspectives on the Note-Writing Process: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why it Matters," 2015 National Conference of Law Reviews, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, March 2015

Services

Grinnell College, Spanish and English, B.A., 2009
University Of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2015
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Professional Teaching License, 2011

  • Kentucky, 2015
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2015
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2015
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