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23 Mar

Adams Stepner Partner Gerald F. Dusing Named Chair of Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners

By |March 23rd, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has appointed Adams Stepner Partner, Gerald F. Dusing, to serve as Chair of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, effective April  1, 2017. The Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners is charged with the responsibility of administering the Kentucky Bar Examination, which law school graduates must pass before they may be […]

15 Mar

Sentencing Guidelines are Not Subject to Vagueness Challenges

By |March 15th, 2017|Criminal Law|

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court decided on March 6th that the federal Sentencing Guidelines are not subject to vagueness challenges under the Due Process Clause.  Beckles v. United States,  580 U.S. _____ (2017), Slip Op. No. 15-8544.  Beckles was precipitated by the Court’s opinion in Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551, […]

7 Mar

Kentucky “bans the box” for state job seekers

By |March 7th, 2017|Criminal Law|

In February, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order to “ban the box.”  The practical effect of this order means that job applications for state government positions will not include a section asking the applicant whether he or she has ever been convicted of a crime.   This measure will give individuals with criminal records […]

1 Mar

Adams Stepner Participates in Statewide Hunger Relief Campaign

By |March 1st, 2017|Community News, Firm Blog|

On February 7, 2017, ASWD partner Lee Metzger attended the kickoff ceremonies at the Capitol building in Frankfort for the first annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy. Mr. Metzger is the Co-Chair of the inaugural Legal Food Frenzy planning committee.

The Legal Food Frenzy is an initiative of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney […]

20 Feb

Kentucky Supreme Court Expands Availability of Pretrial Release

By |February 20th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Effective January 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Kentucky has authorized the Non-Financial Uniform Schedule of Bail Administrative Release Program (“Administrative Release Program”) to be used throughout the Commonwealth.  Supreme Court Amended Order 2016-10 was issued for the purpose of expediting the pretrial release of low to moderate risk defendants charged with non-violent, non-sexual misdemeanors.  […]

14 Feb

Adams Stepner Attorney Tommy Simendinger Named Chairperson of Innovation Alley Activation Team

By |February 14th, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams Stepner is pleased to announce that Tommy Simendinger, a member of the firm’s Business Representation Group, has been named as the Chairperson of the Innovation Alley Activation Team for 2017, further strengthening the firm’s ties and dedication to promoting entrepreneurship throughout the Northern Kentucky region. Innovation Alley, located behind UpTech and between Washington […]

9 Feb

Adams Stepner Attorney Is Featured Presenter at Kentucky Special Education Seminar

By |February 9th, 2017|News and Updates|

Adams Stepner Attorney and member of the School Law practice group, Claire E. Parsons, was a featured presenter at National Business Institute’s “Kentucky Special Education Law” seminar in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She presented two full sections of the seminar entitled “Ensuring Successful Due Process Procedures” and “Protecting the Rights of Children […]

6 Feb

Campbell County Detention Center Adds New Wing to Existing Facilities

By |February 6th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Defendants who are detained pending a federal criminal trial in Northern Kentucky are typically housed at the Campbell County Detention Center, which is the jail closest to the federal courthouse in Covington.  The Campbell County Detention Center recently added a new wing to its building at a cost of just over $7.5 million.  The expanded […]

31 Jan

Adams Stepner Attorneys Attend National Government Liabilty and Civil Rights Seminar

By |January 31st, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Jeffrey C. Mando and Claire E. Parsons, attorneys in the Firm’s Business Litigation and Local Government practice groups, sharpened their skills this week at DRI’s Government Liability and Civil Rights Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. Jeff and Claire were among a panel of attendees who partner with the Kentucky League of Cities in representing local governments […]

10 Jan

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC Announces New Member

By |January 10th, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is pleased to announce that Claire E. Parsons has been named a Member of the firm effective January 1, 2017.

Claire practices in the firm’s Government Practice and Commercial Litigation practice groups. She focuses her practice on Civil Rights Litigation, Employment Law, School Law, Special Education and Domestic Relations.

For full […]