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Courtney Ross Samford

Associate

P 859-288-7456 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Courtney Samford is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Service Team.  She concentrates her practice in natural resource and environmental law as well as labor and employment law and litigation. 

Courtney Ross Samford

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

  • Defends clients in commercial litigation suits involving breach of contract, personal injury, and other commercial torts.

  • Represents employers in claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, retaliatory discharge, harassment, and state and federal wage and hour laws.

  • Reviews and drafts employee handbooks for employers.

  • Counsels and assists clients in mineral and environmental acquisitions, due diligence, permitting, enforcement and litigation matters under all state and federal laws, including SMCRA, CERCLA, RCRA, CWA and MSHA.

Education

2010 - J.D., University of Kentucky, Articles Editor of Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural and Natural Resources Law, Contracts and Litigation Skills CALI Award 

2006 - B.A., (Government) Centre College

Seminars

  • Title IX: The New Vehicle for Sexual Harassment Complaints, Legal Issues for Educators, September 18, 2014
  • Best Practices for Avoiding (or Dealing with) Retaliation Claims, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, April 24, 2014
  • Preventing Workplace Violence, Kentucky Transportation Conference, January 10, 2014
  • Preventing Workplace Violence, Indiana Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM") Speaker Series, December 13, 2013
  • Vapor Intrusion and Proposed ASTM E1527-13, Kentucky EXCEL, November 14, 2013
  • Mock Trial Participant, Annual Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management ("SHRM") Conference, September 2013
  • Oll and Gas Law in Kentucky, Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights Seminar, Co-Presented with Lesly Davis, September 11, 2013
  • Employment Law Update 2013, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, Co-Presented with Leila O’Carra, April 2013
  • Mineral Rights: What You Need To Know Now!, National Business Institute, Co-Presented with Lesly Davis, March 2013
  • An Employer’s Rules for Social Networking, Association of Legal Administrators, October 2012
  • Sackett v. EPA: Judicial Review of US EPA Administrative Orders, Kentucky EXCEL, September 2012
  • Employment Law By The Numbers: A Guide to Workplace Posting and Records Retention Requirements, Kentucky Small Business Development Center, September 2012
  • How to Get Sued: HR Errors to Avoid, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, Co-Presented with Allison Buckley, April 2012
  • Legal Implications of Social Networking, Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”), August 2011

Publications

  • EPA's Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Coal Industry, Kentucky Coal Association White Paper, Co-Authored with George Seay and Lesly Davis, November 2012

  • Contributor to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Guide to Doing Business in Kentucky and Lex Mundi publications, 2010-present

  • Navigating the Administrative Enforcement and Hearing Process, Platt’s Conference, Co-Authored with Lesly Davis, September 2010

  • The Role of Administrative Law in Regulating "Mad Cow Disease" as Explained in Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC v. Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 1 (2009)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section

  • Women’s Mining Coalition

  • Kentucky Coal Association

  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

  • Lexington Coal Exchange

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Centre College Alumni Association
  • Volunteer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Co-Coordinator, LexArts Workplace Giving Campaign, 2011-present
  • Mentor, Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity Program, 2011-present

Representative Matters

  • Defends clients in commercial litigation suits involving breach of contract, personal injury, and other commercial torts.

  • Represents employers in claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, retaliatory discharge, harassment, and state and federal wage and hour laws.

  • Reviews and drafts employee handbooks for employers.

  • Counsels and assists clients in mineral and environmental acquisitions, due diligence, permitting, enforcement and litigation matters under all state and federal laws, including SMCRA, CERCLA, RCRA, CWA and MSHA.

Education

2010 - J.D., University of Kentucky, Articles Editor of Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural and Natural Resources Law, Contracts and Litigation Skills CALI Award 

2006 - B.A., (Government) Centre College

Seminars

  • Title IX: The New Vehicle for Sexual Harassment Complaints, Legal Issues for Educators, September 18, 2014
  • Best Practices for Avoiding (or Dealing with) Retaliation Claims, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, April 24, 2014
  • Preventing Workplace Violence, Kentucky Transportation Conference, January 10, 2014
  • Preventing Workplace Violence, Indiana Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM") Speaker Series, December 13, 2013
  • Vapor Intrusion and Proposed ASTM E1527-13, Kentucky EXCEL, November 14, 2013
  • Mock Trial Participant, Annual Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management ("SHRM") Conference, September 2013
  • Oll and Gas Law in Kentucky, Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights Seminar, Co-Presented with Lesly Davis, September 11, 2013
  • Employment Law Update 2013, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, Co-Presented with Leila O’Carra, April 2013
  • Mineral Rights: What You Need To Know Now!, National Business Institute, Co-Presented with Lesly Davis, March 2013
  • An Employer’s Rules for Social Networking, Association of Legal Administrators, October 2012
  • Sackett v. EPA: Judicial Review of US EPA Administrative Orders, Kentucky EXCEL, September 2012
  • Employment Law By The Numbers: A Guide to Workplace Posting and Records Retention Requirements, Kentucky Small Business Development Center, September 2012
  • How to Get Sued: HR Errors to Avoid, Wyatt Employment Law Seminar for HR Professionals and In-House Attorneys, Co-Presented with Allison Buckley, April 2012
  • Legal Implications of Social Networking, Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”), August 2011

Publications

  • EPA's Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Coal Industry, Kentucky Coal Association White Paper, Co-Authored with George Seay and Lesly Davis, November 2012

  • Contributor to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Guide to Doing Business in Kentucky and Lex Mundi publications, 2010-present

  • Navigating the Administrative Enforcement and Hearing Process, Platt’s Conference, Co-Authored with Lesly Davis, September 2010

  • The Role of Administrative Law in Regulating "Mad Cow Disease" as Explained in Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC v. Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 1 (2009)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section

  • Women’s Mining Coalition

  • Kentucky Coal Association

  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

  • Lexington Coal Exchange

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Centre College Alumni Association
  • Volunteer, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Co-Coordinator, LexArts Workplace Giving Campaign, 2011-present
  • Mentor, Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity Program, 2011-present
Courtney Ross Samford