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5 Oct

Lee Metzger Obtains Dismissal of Federal Carfentanil Conspiracy Charge

By |October 5th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Adams Stepner 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 […]

3 Oct

Adams Stepner Sponsors Kentucky League of Cities 2017 Conference

By |October 3rd, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is a proud legal partner of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) and is committed to its mission in the Commonwealth. The firm is a Cornerstone Partner to KLC and its member cities. The firm will serve as a significant sponsor of 2017 KLC Conference & Expo to be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention […]

27 Sep

Adams Stepner Takes on Hub & Weber in Covington Badminton Challenge

By |September 27th, 2017|Community News, News and Updates|

On September 8th,  Adams Stepner took on Hub + Weber Architects, PLC in the Fall Brawl, a (mostly) friendly badminton challenge. The event happened in front of Hub + Weber’s offices at Pike and Russell Streets, which occupy the former Covington Station. It was a great chance to see another office that is such a […]

7 Sep

Sixth Circuit Upholds Prayer Before City Council Meetings

By |September 7th, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

On September 6, 2017 the entire panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 73 page ruling that decisively upholds the practices of city councils and county fiscal courts to open public meetings with a prayer led by one of the members of the elected body.  The Sixth Circuit majority relied heavily on […]

6 Sep

Adams Stepner Attorneys Secure Significant Precedent on Insurance Coverage from the Sixth Circuit

By |September 6th, 2017|News and Updates|

Jeff Mando and Jennifer Langen, Partners in the Firm’s Business Litigation group, secured another significant victory in the Sixth Circuit.  Mr. Mando and Ms. Langen saved their client $3 million in an insurance coverage dispute that arose in Pulaski County.  In that dispute, a mother and her fetus died while another person was severely injured.  […]

29 Aug

Adams Stepner Attorneys Jeff Mando and Louis Kelly Secure Election Law Victory

By |August 29th, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Attorneys Louis Kelly and Jeff Mando, both Partners in Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC’s Government Practice and Business Litigation groups, received a 3-0 ruling from the Kentucky Court of Appeals on an election case. In Stoecklin v. Fennell, No. 2016-CA-001780-ME, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant, who had won re-election to a city council, […]

24 Aug

U.S. Sentencing Commission Releases Study on Mandatory Minimum Penalties

By |August 24th, 2017|Criminal Law|

The United States Sentencing Commission (“Commission”) has released its latest study on mandatory minimum penalties in the federal criminal justice system.   Its full report can be found here: https://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/research-publications/2017/20170711_Mand-Min.pdf. The Commission has promised to provide future publications focusing on mandatory minimum penalties for specific offense types.

Mandatory minimum penalties are minimum terms of imprisonment that are […]

18 Aug

Adams Stepner Attorneys Publish Timely School Law Article Relating to Immigrant Students

By |August 18th, 2017|News and Updates|

Member, Claire Parsons and Associate, Robin Neace, who practice in ASWD’s School Law and Local Government Practice groups, have collaborated on an article discussing sanctuary schools in the United States for the August, 2017 edition of Common Defense.  Common Defense is a state-wide publication of the Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., of which both Parsons and […]

14 Aug

Adams Stepner Attorney Selected for Leadership NKY

By |August 14th, 2017|News and Updates|

Thomas J. (Tommy) Simendinger, an Associate at Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing, PLLC, was selected to participate in Leadership NKY’s Class of 2017. Tommy will be one of 52 participants selected for the program from a variety of community and business organizations in the Northern Kentucky region. The program provides participants with a substantive leadership […]

27 Jul

Adams Stepner Partner Featured as Continuing Legal Education Speaker at Kentucky Bar Convention

By |July 27th, 2017|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

This year’s Kentucky Bar Association Convention was held in Owensboro, Kentucky from June 21-23.  Numerous continuing legal education (“CLE”) courses were offered to Kentucky attorneys during the three-day event.  Adams Stepner Partner, Lee Metzger, who is well known for his abilities in defending federal criminal matters, was chosen as one of the speakers for the […]