23 Sep

Does Your City Have A Sidewalk Plan?

By |September 23rd, 2019|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Hidden in Shel Silverstein’s children’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends,  there is a dire warning:  “If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can, just ain’t enough”.

Among the myriad of actions undertaken by a City Council in the course of the year, the development and implementation of a sidewalk plan is […]

15 Feb

What Can Cities Do About Unwanted Written Materials? The Sixth Circuit Provides Some Guidance

By |February 15th, 2019|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

What can cities do about the free newspapers, phone books, and other materials that gets dropped off in your driveway? As more information becomes available online, far more written material that gets delivered to our doors may be unwanted. The U.S. Court of Appeals from the Sixth Circuit has provided guidance on how cities can […]

16 Nov

Kentucky Defense Counsel Names Adams Stepner Partner, Jeff Mando, As “Defense Lawyer of the Year”

By |November 16th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC is pleased to announce that Jeffrey C. Mando has been awarded the “Defense Lawyer of the Year” by the Kentucky Defense Counsel (KDC).  Jeff received the award and acknowledgement at the 2018 Fall Annual Meeting & Awards Lunch in Lexington, Kentucky on November 9.

The Kentucky Defense Counsel is the […]

5 Nov

Marsy’s Law (KY) Analysis – PART 2 The Current State of Crime Victims’ Rights

By |November 5th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Earlier this year, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to pass the “Marsy’s Law” measure, which seeks to create a new section of the Kentucky Constitution and provide an array of rights for victims of crime. Because this measure will amend Kentucky’s Constitution—a significant feat not to be taken lightly—it must be ratified by voters in […]

11 Oct

FCC Co-Opts City Streets And Sidewalks For Wireless Cell Carriers

By |October 11th, 2018|Firm Blog|

The giant footfalls of the FCC have shattered local control of neighborhoods, streets, and sidewalks, heralding a seismic transformation of cities from Main Street, USA to Westworld, USA.  With the ruling entered on September 26, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission has upended city control of local rights of ways.  Now cities must quickly approve or […]

10 Sep

Lee Metzger Presents Guest Lecture at Lloyd Memorial High School

By |September 10th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

On September 5, 2018, Adams Stepner Partner Lee Metzger presented a guest lecture to students enrolled in Lloyd Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice seminar.  Mr. Metzger educated the students on the anatomy of a murder trial, exploring topics such as jury selection, the requisite mental state for certain offenses, defense theories, jury deliberations, and sentencing.  […]

13 Jun

Kentucky Legislature Passes New Amendments for Joint Parenting

By |June 13th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

The Kentucky legislature recently amended KRS § 403.270(2) to create a presumption of joint parenting in custody cases. The amended statute reads:

“There shall be a presumption, rebuttable by a preponderance of the evidence, that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interest of the child. If a deviation from equal parenting […]

3 May

ASWD Feeds the Hungry

By |May 3rd, 2018|Community News, Firm Blog|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing again participated in the Legal Food Frenzy, the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual food drive competition to support the members of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.  The campaign was sponsored by the KBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division.

Over 700,000 Kentuckians, including more than 200,000 children, struggle with hunger.  Yet only 1 in […]

28 Mar

Adams Stepner Gives Back: Adams Stepner Attorneys Give U@18 Presentations to Local High School Students

By |March 28th, 2018|Community News, Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Last Friday, Adams Stepner Partner, Lee Metzger, and Associate, Olivia Amlung, spent the afternoon educating high school seniors at Gallatin County High School about the basic rights and responsibilities that accompany becoming an adult. The U@18 Program, sponsored by the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, seeks to prepare program Kentucky’s 18-year olds for the […]

22 Mar

Adams Stepner Member Stacey Graus Obtains “Not Guilty” Verdict

By |March 22nd, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing obtains yet another trial victory this month. This week, Member Stacey Graus obtained a “not guilty” verdict in Boone District Court bench trial for a client charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, First Offense (DUI).

The foundation of Mr. Graus’ defense argument hinged on the precedent […]