Firm News


Brandon A. Girdley Joins ELPO Law as Associate Attorney

Brandon A. Girdley has joined English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law) as an associate attorney. Brandon joins the firm’s esteemed group of attorneys with a strong background in legal writing and research, having most recently served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William Bertelsman, District Judge in… Read More


ELPO Law Attorney Selected to Present at International Collaborative Forum in Toronto

ELPO Law attorney, Rebecca Simpson and therapist, Kim Wilson, along with Missy DeArk, a financial expert based in Louisville, Kentucky, were selected by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) to represent this region as presenters at the 2023 IACP Networking and Educational Forum (International Forum) in Toronto, Canada. The… Read More


ELPO Law Announces New Practice Area: Public Finance

English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law), the largest full-service law firm in south central Kentucky, is excited to announce its expansion of legal services to now include Public Finance. Public Finance, a highly specialized field of law, involves advising clients on a wide range of financial transactions in… Read More


Karen M. Kane-Roby Joins ELPO Law as Senior Counsel

Karen M. Kane-Roby has joined the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP as Senior Counsel effective September 1, 2023. Roby is an accomplished attorney with over 15 years of dynamic legal experience and is licensed in both Kentucky and Maine. Karen will primarily practice in the areas… Read More


Ten ELPO Law Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024; Five Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America© announced today that it has ranked ten ELPO Law attorneys for its upcoming commemorative 30th edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Based on peer review feedback and meticulous vetting, the Best Lawyers’… Read More


ELPO Law Diversity Program Receives Statewide Recognition

The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) held its Annual Convention last week in Lexington, KY. During the convention, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) awarded the 2023 Nathaniel R. Harper Award to English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law) for its Legal Diversity Pipeline Project. The award seeks to recognize those… Read More


ELPO Law Announces Expansion of Office Building

English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP (ELPO Law), the largest full-service law firm in south central Kentucky, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its current building located at 1101 College Street. The expansion, which coincides with the firm’s 50th anniversary, is significant for the company as it will bring… Read More



ELPO Law attorney Lindsay Tate Porter has been named the Second District Representative for the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Membership in the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) is open to all KBA members aged forty and under and all KBA members who have… Read More


ELPO Law Attorney J.A. Sowell Joins ELEVATE Kentucky Class of 2023

Leadership Kentucky is proud to announce members of the ELEVATE Kentucky Class of 2023. ELEVATE Kentucky began in 2017 and has provided young professionals with an in-depth personal and professional development program that fosters a better understanding of challenges facing our Commonwealth. The class participates in three sessions, taking place… Read More


Three ELPO Law Attorneys to Serve as Co-Counsel in Lawsuit Against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and other associations announced Wednesday, February 22, 2023 that they have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers challenging their new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.  The lawsuit was filed… Read More