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15 Feb

ELEVATE Kentucky Selects Lee Metzger for Class of 2018

By |February 15th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is pleased to announce that Lee Metzger, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group, has accepted an invitation from ELEVATE Kentucky to join its Class of 2018.  ELEVATE Kentucky is designed for millennials and young professionals who are advancing in their careers, involved in their communities, and interested […]

5 Feb

Adams Stepner Partner Lee Metzger Accepted onto Sixth Circuit CJA Panel

By |February 5th, 2018|Criminal Law|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is pleased to announce that criminal defense lawyer Lee Metzger, a Partner in the firm’s litigation practice group, has been accepted onto the Criminal Justice Act Panel (“CJA Panel”) for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  The CJA Panel is a select group, comprised exclusively […]

17 Jan

Marsy’s Law (KY) Analysis – PART I — Blurring the Lines Between Civil and Criminal Law

By |January 17th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Earlier this month, the Kentucky Senate voted to pass SB 3, more commonly known as “Marsy’s Law.” The bill seeks to create a new section of the Kentucky Constitution which would provide rights for crime victims. By providing these rights via a Constitutional amendment, those designated as victims of crime would be afforded “standing” to […]

9 Jan

Adams Stepner Partner Lee Metzger Obtains Dismissal of Personal Injury Suit

By |January 9th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing continues to win in court.  In December, the Kenton Circuit Court dismissed the personal injury claims asserted in Gilley v. Rabe, Case No. 16-CI-1969.  The claims were premised upon injuries the plaintiff had allegedly sustained in a car accident.  Adams Stepner attorney Lee Metzger, one of the premier litigators in […]

27 Dec

Adams Stepner Attorney Appointed to the Boone County Education Foundation

By |December 27th, 2017|News and Updates|

The Boone County Education Foundation has invited Olivia F. Amlung to serve on its Board of Directors. The Boone County Education Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization authorized by the Boone County Board of Education to provide a community/education partnership.  By promoting community and business partnerships, the Foundation has provided financial support to enhance […]

14 Dec

Racial Disparities in Sentencing: Black Males Punished Most Severely

By |December 14th, 2017|Criminal Law|

The United States Sentencing Commission has released its study on demographic differences in federal sentencing, and the results are sobering.  The Commission, which studied all federal sentences imposed from October 2011 through September 2016, found that sentence length continues to be associated with certain demographic factors – particularly race and gender.  On the whole, Black […]

16 Nov

Sentencing Commission Releases Study on Alternatives to Incarceration

By |November 16th, 2017|Criminal Law|

The United States Sentencing Commission recently released its study on federal alternative-to-incarceration court programs.  Alternative-to-Incarceration court programs (“ATIs”) refer to drug courts, therapeutic courts, and other problem solving courts (e.g., veteran’s courts or youthful offender courts).  ATI programs typically involve a collegial, rather than adversarial, judicial process, and are designed to provide an alternative to […]

7 Nov

Adams, Stepner Partners with the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)

By |November 7th, 2017|News and Updates, Uncategorized|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is a proud legal partner of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and is committed to its mission in the Commonwealth.  For more than 25 years, we have been a legal partner to KACo, and we will be participating in the 2017 KACo Conference & Exposition at the Galt […]

25 Oct

ASWD Partner Lee Metzger Presents Discovery Seminar to Cincinnati Paralegal Association

By |October 25th, 2017|Community News|

On October 11, 2017, ASWD Partner Lee Metzger served as one of the featured speakers for the Cincinnati Paralegal Association (“CPA”).  The CPA had recently polled its members asking what topics they would like to learn more about, and the overwhelming response was “discovery.”  Mr. Metzger was invited to speak on this topic due to […]

5 Oct

Lee Metzger Obtains Dismissal of Federal Carfentanil Conspiracy Charge

By |October 5th, 2017|Criminal Law|

ASWD Partner Lee Metzger has secured a huge victory in federal criminal case no. 2:17-CR-10, as the Indictment against his client has been dismissed.  The client had been charged in the Eastern District of Kentucky with conspiracy to distribute carfentanil and a related overdose death.  If convicted, the potentially-applicable mandatory minimum penalty was life imprisonment. […]