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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. Young-Eun has litigated a wide array of sophisticated litigation matters, including: contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, and appellate proceedings before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit.  In addition, Young-Eun has handled various immigration matters, including visas, permanent residency, and naturalization.

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, DACA, permanent residency, naturalization and interpretation of documents. In addition, Young-Eun litigates appellate cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals, which can be further appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  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.

Young-Eun is an active member of her community, volunteering with various organizations in both Lexington and Louisville, including the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

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
  • Immigration Court
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