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Thomas L. Rouse

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Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning Probate and Trusts Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Adoption
  • Visitation Rights
  • Small Business Law
  • Employment Issues
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Virginia
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Lloyd Memorial High School, Erlanger, KY
    • Diploma - 1970

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1978
  • Ohio, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Honors

  • Recipient of the ‘Richard Lawrence Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2012 for service to clients, profession and community
  • Northern Kentucky’s Distinguished Attorney, 2004, Northern KY Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • NKBA Lawyer of the Month, March 1990

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Northern Kentucky University, College of Business, Accountancy Department, Business Ethics
  • Adjunct Professor, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Applied Ethics
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Cincinnati College of Law and Thomas More College
  • KBA Annual Convention, the NKBA
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • KJA
  • Chase College of Law Alumni Assn.
  • Cincinnati Paralegal Association
  • ABA Young Lawyers’ Section

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Foundation
  • City of Erlanger, KY: Mayor 2007- present (in 2nd term). City Council Member 1989-2002. Board of Adjustments.
  • Erlanger Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Elder, Deacon, Board Chairman
  • Lloyd Memorial High School: Site-Based Council member; assistant football coach (1991-2006.), Member of Lloyd Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati, Kenton County, Past President
  • Northern Kentucky (Past President and Member, Board of Directors Co-Founder)
  • Kentucky (Vice President, 2011-2012 and President-Elect, 2013-2014, Board of Governors
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • KBA Ethics Hotline, 6th KY Supreme Court District, Original Member
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Member
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky, Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2009-present.
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Vice President, 2011-2012
  • Kentucky Bar Association, President-Elect, 2012-2013
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Ethics Committee, Professionalism Committee, Rules Committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association (Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, 2011-2012)

Current Employment Position

  • Member