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Roy David Lester

Roy David Lester, American lawyer. Bar: Kentucky 1975, United States Tax Court 1979, United States District Court (eastern district) Kentucky 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979. Member Young Men’s Christian Association (Lexington), Fayette County Bar Association, Order of Coif, Lexington Country Club.

Background

  • Lester, Roy David was born on January 16, 1949 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. Son of Edgel Celsus and Norma Marie (Elam) Lester.

  • Education

    • Western Kentucky University (Bachelor of Science, 1970). University of Kentucky (Juris Doctor, with high distinction, 1975).

    Career

    • Worked at Stoll, Keenon & Park, LLP (Lexington, Kentucky) specializing in General Civil Practice, Corporate, Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Mining, Environmental, Labor and Employee Relations, Tax, Estate Planning and Probate, Employee Benefits, Securities, Municipal Bonds, Intellectual Property, Health Care, Business, Commercial, Communications, Family, International Business, Natural Resources, Utility, Litigation, Equine, Insurance, Worker Compensation, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, Domestic Relations, Antitrust, Media, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Administrative and Municipal Law. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Kentucky. 1979, United States. Tax Court and United States.

      Supreme Court.

      Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Lead Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal, 1974-1975. Co-Author: "Buying and Selling a Business in Kentucky," University of Kentucky College of Law/C.L.E., 1993.

      Chairman of the Planning Committee and General Editor for Kentucky Business Organizations, 2 Vols. (University of Kentucky College of Law/Continuing legal education 1989) and Author of Chapter 12, "Selected Consideration in Representing Commercial Lenders and Borrowers." Author: "Partnership Operations," Chapter 3, Kentucky Partnership Law (University of Kentucky College of Law/Continuing legal education 1991). "Security Interests in Thoroughbred and Standardbred Horses: A Transactional Approach," 70 Kentucky Law Journal 1065, 1981-1982.

      "Opinions of Counsel in Equipment Leasing Transactions," The Monitor, Volume 5, No. 9, 1978; "Couch v. United States: The Supreme Court Takes a Fresh Look at the Accountant-Client Privilege-Or Does It," 62 Kentucky Law Journal 263. "Unauthorized Use of Credit Cards and Some Related Questions: What Problems Remain?" 62 Kentucky Law Journal, No.

      3, 1974. Co-Author: "The Priority Race: Winner Takes the Horse," 78 Kentucky Law Journal 615, 1989-1990. Member: Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. Stoll, Keenon & Park is one of Kentucky's largest law firms and is the largest firm with its offices principally located in Lexington.

      It is also one of the state's oldest law firms, with one of its predecessors tracing its roots back to 1896. As it exists today, the firm was formed by the 1948 merger of Stoll, Muir, Townsend, Park, Mohney & Davis with the firm of Keenon, Huguelet & Odear. Since that merger, the firm has enjoyed a period of uninterrupted expansion that has paralleled the growth and development of the Bluegrass area of Kentucky.

      Stoll, Keenon & Park extended its regional base by merging with a Frankfort, Kentucky firm in 1982 and by establishing an office in Louisville in 1993. Today, the firm's three offices are staffed by sixty-seven attorneys engaged in a wide range of legal specialties on behalf of a diverse mix of local, regional, national and international clients. Among these are commercial banks, utility companies, manufacturing and service companies, investors, horse farms, insurance companies and newspapers.

      Some of the firm's major clients have been represented by the firm or its predecessors for over sixty years.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Young Men’s Christian Association (Lexington), Fayette County Bar Association, Order of Coif, Lexington Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Pamela J. Pendorf, September 1, 1987. Children: Justin David, Benjamin, Jackson.
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    Born January 16, 1949
    (age 68)