Member Profile: Stephen L. Barker

Stephen L. Barker
Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC
333 West Vine Street, Suite 1500
Lexington , KY 40507
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Tel: (859) 255-8581
Fax: (859) 231-0851

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Stephen L. Barker has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Contract Disputes
Divorce (High Asset)
Family Businesses
Health Care
Land Use/Planning
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Steve has been defending public and private employers, higher education institutions, and K-12 school districts and school boards for almost four decades. Steve’s practiced counsel has been instrumental in helping employers, universities, colleges and schools navigate numerous high-profile legal challenges.

His success in these areas of the law has not gone unnoticed - he is a four-time Best Lawyers in America Lexington Employment “Lawyer of the Year” and serves as Kentucky’s only member in the Employment Law Alliance.

Applying the wealth of litigation experience he’s acquired over the course of his legal career, Steve is a certified mediator and an experienced arbitrator. His mediation experience is broad, having mediated a wide variety of employment and business disputes, domestic relations cases, and insurance and personal injury matters.


  • University of Kentucky, J.D. (1975)  - Kentucky Law Journal - Order of the Coif
  • University of Tennessee, B.S. (1972)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Co-Chair (1998-2000)
  • Employment Law Alliance, Kentucky Representative
  • Fayette County Bar Association, President (2003-2004)
  • Kentucky Bar Association Inquiry Commission (2005-2011)
  • Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates (1986-1992)
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections •Defense Research Institute
  • Fayette County Legal Aid, Director (1984-2009)
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission, Member (1999-2003)
  • Fayette County Law Library Trustee (2003-Present)
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lafferty Society


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