Burt A. (Chuck) Stinson

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Areas Of Practice

  • Appellate & Constitutional Law
  • Complex Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Managed Care Litigation
Chuck is an associate with experience in complex commercial matters, class actions, and appellate litigation. Before entering legal practice, Chuck served in the United States Air Force and worked as a linguist for the FBI. He graduated summa cum laude from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville. During law school, he was a member of the University of Louisville Law Review and participated in the Kentucky Innocence Project, providing legal assistance to prisoners with provable claims of actual innocence. Prior to joining the firm, Chuck served as a law clerk for the Honorable John K. Bush of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
    • A.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Chinese-Mandarin
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Representative Matters

  • Defense of life insurance companies in cost-of-insurance-increase and failure-to-decrease class actions.
  • Appellate litigation concerning constitutional standing to challenge unlawful acts of local government officials.
  • Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secrets litigation under state and federal law.
  • Advocates for media clients in disputes arising under the Kentucky Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act.
  • Business tort and noncompete enforcement litigation.

Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, Hon. John K. Bush, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit