Stacey A. Blankenship

Partner

sblankenship@kkhblaw.com

Stacey Blankenship’s dedication and vast experience serve her clients well, in and out of the courtroom. Stacey has devoted most of her 20-year career to defending employers, both in the private and public sectors. Her experience in representing law enforcement, municipal and county officials across the State has helped her develop a statewide reputation of integrity and insight into civil rights issues. Stacey also devotes much of her time to advising public health departments and has become well versed in employment law issues, making her a highly sought-after speaker on the topic. But Stacey’s career is not solely devoted to the defense of employers, as she has developed a successful personal injury practice and has prosecuted and defended several class action claims.

Stacey’s work ethic is an attribute that was developed at an early age. She was born and raised in Western Kentucky, where she grew up on a dairy farm, assisting with the never-ending chores on a daily basis. That work ethic can be seen in Stacey’s successful legal career, an attribute her clients appreciate.

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Auto Accidents
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • General Practice
  • Insurance/PI Defense
  • Litigations & Appeals
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Death
Personal

Stacey A. Blankenship was born in Paducah, Kentucky.
She is married to Kenny Blankenship. They have two sons, Jacob and Justin.

Education
  • Murray State University, B.S., Cum Laude, 1991
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., Cum Laude, 1995
Admitted to Practice
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Professional Associations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation
  • Kentucky Defense Council
  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar
Professional/Personal Achievements
  • Kentucky Defense Council, Board of Directors, 2011-2015
  • United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, 2009-2015
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Legislative Committee Member
  • Business and Professional Women’s Association, Woman of Achievement 2008
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for McCracken County, Kentucky, 1995-1997
Seminars Presented
  • Jail Liability Issues; Kentucky Association of Counties, Regional Jailer Training, Grand Rivers, KY, May 2014
  • Employment Issues with Public Health Departments, Kentucky Health Department Association, 2014 Annual Retreat, Grand Rivers, KY, October 2014
  • Kentucky League of Cities; Police Officer Bill of Rights–Employment Issues for Uniformed Personnel: Police and Fire, Louisville, KY, October 11, 2012
  • Kentucky League of Cities; Employment Issues for Uniformed Personnel:  Police and Fire, Lexington, KY, January 27, 2011
  • Kentucky League of Cities; Employment Issues for Uniformed Personnel:  Police and Fire, Cave City, KY, January 20, 2011
  • Kentucky Jailers Conference, “Senate Bill 32 – Inmate Grievance Procedures” Lexington, KY, December 9, 2010
  • McCracken County Sheriff’s Department “Police Practices:  Arrest, Search, and Seizure and an Overview of Disorderly Conduct Arrests“, Paducah, Kentucky; October 13 – 14, 2008
  • Paducah Police Department “Police Practices:  Arrest, Search, and Seizure and an Overview of Disorderly Conduct Arrests“, Paducah, Kentucky; August 18 – 29, 2008
  • County Officials Leadership Institute “Introduction to Jails, More Than Just Bars“; Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky; October 30, 2007
  • Kentucky League of Cities 2007 Convention and Expo “Municipal Employment Law“; Covington, Kentucky; October 12, 2007
  • County Government Basics “Wage and Hour – Hiring and Firing for County Government”; London, Kentucky; September 27, 2007
  • County Government Basics “Wage and Hour – Hiring and Firing for County Government”; Cave City, Kentucky; June 19, 2007
  • County Government Basics “Wage and Hour – Hiring and Firing for County Government”; Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky; May 2, 2007
  • “Signs, Billboards, and Adult Entertainment” for Kentucky League of  Cities Planning and Zoning Conference
  • “Defending Jails in Strip Search and Wrongful Termination Actions “ for KACo Annual Litigation Conference, September 2005
  • “Reducing Jail Liability by Utilizing the Prison Litigation Reform Act” for Kentucky Association of Counties
  • “How to Avoid Police Liability” for Kentucky League of Cities
  • “Probable Cause for Stops, Searches and Arrests” for the Paducah Police Department
  • “Disciplining and Terminating Police Officers” for Kentucky League of Cities
  • “To Drink Or Not To Drink” for the Kentucky League of Cities
Articles and Outlines

Contact Us

Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins,
Blankenship & Sigler, LLP

100 South 4th Street, Suite 400
Paducah, KY 42001

p. (270) 448-8888
f. (270) 448-0998
email: info@kkhblaw.com