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Biography

Theresa is chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, which houses seven litigation practice groups. Theresa also maintains an active practice. Her legal practice has an emphasis in complex business matters, including energy-related contract disputes, business torts, franchise disputes and related matters, construction disputes and unfair competition cases. She represents Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as closely-held companies, startup businesses and entrepreneurs. She also has substantial experience representing energy-sector entities in state and federal litigation.

Theresa has a wide-range of experience in trying business dispute cases in federal and state courts around the country, as well as prosecuting and defending complex matters through arbitration. Over the course of her career, she has tried more than 15 cases in either court or arbitration, often involving many weeks of trial in each instance.

Theresa also has experience representing individuals and companies in federal criminal investigations, including health care fraud and antitrust investigations.

Other Info About Theresa

Work History

Prior Work Experience

Prior to joining the firm she worked as an associate with Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago, Illinois (1995-2000). Immediately before working for Mayer, Brown & Platt, Theresa clerked for Judge Eugene Siler, Jr. of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1994-1995).

Education

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1994, high distinction, Order of the Coif

Undergraduate School

Bellarmine University B.A., 1991, magna cum laude

Clerkships

Theresa served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Law Clerk, Judge Eugene Siler, Jr., Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1994-95

Bar Memberships

Theresa is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Illinois, 1994

Kentucky, 2001

Courts

Theresa is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of Kentucky, 2000

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2000

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2004

Supreme Court of Illinois, 1994

Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1995

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 1996

Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2007

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Benchmark Litigation:  Top 250 Women in Litigation 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2017-2021

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2015-2019

Louisville Magazine:  “Powerful People”

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2007-2017, 2020

Benchmark Litigation®, listed among the “Local Litigation Stars” for Kentucky, 2011-2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Brandeis Inn of Court

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Kentucky Derby Museum, Board of Directors, Secretary

St. Agnes Parish, School Board

St. Agnes Parish, Chair Elect, Parish Council

The Home of the Innocents, Inc., Chair, 2007-2009; Board of Directors

Junior Achievement, Board of Directors, 2008

21st Century Society of the Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors, Secretary

Leadership Kentucky, 2006

Leadership Louisville, 2004-2005

Selected Top 40 under 40, 2004

Firm Committees

Theresa serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Litigation Department Chair, January 2018

Business Litigation Practice Group, former Chair

Compensation Committee, Member

Women’s Initiative Committee, former Member

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