Attorney Directory

Judson F. Devlin

Judd was born and resides in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985 and received his law degree from University of Kentucky College of Law in 1988. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1988. He is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker at workers’ compensation seminars for attorneys and claims professionals. He has been selected as among the “Best Lawyers in America®” since 2007 and as a “Super Lawyer” by Kentucky Super Lawyers® since 2008, both in the field of workers’ compensation.

C. Patrick Fulton

Patrick was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1960 and is a fourth-generation attorney. He graduated from Central High School in 1978, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1982 and then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1985.

Patrick was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1985 and is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is also a member of the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a past Chairman of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation section and has been a frequent seminar speaker on Kentucky Workers’ Compensation issues.

Patrick married Linda Fulton in 2005 and they have a combined family with six children and several grandchildren. Patrick’s hobbies include squash, bicycling and hiking.

Lyn D. Powers

Lyn, a native of Ashland, KY, received her Bachelor of Arts from Bellarmine College in 1995. In 1998, she received her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Indiana, as well as the Federal District Courts of the Western District of Kentucky, Northern District of Indiana and Southern District of Indiana. She is a member of the Kentucky and Indiana Bar Associations and is listed on the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.

Lyn has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2013.  She has had the opportunity to speak at the KBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting & CLE Seminar on several occasions.  She and her husband, James, live in Southern Indiana with their two sons.

Lyn, a former runner, completed two Chicago marathons and several half-marathons.  Her current hobbies include reading historical fiction and home renovation projects.

Brian T. Gannon

Brian is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a graduate of Centre College and the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1989 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Brian and his wife and daughter reside in Louisville.

Stanley S. Dawson

Stan was born in 1965 in Versailles, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. He has represented employers and insurers in the areas of workers’ compensation, Federal Black Lung and subrogation since 1991, and has lectured on workers compensation and Federal Black Lung issues at legal seminars. Stan also previously served as in-house counsel for a major mining concern, handling mine safety and health, environmental, corporate and transactional matters. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, as well as the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Tenth Circuits. Stan and his wife, Ellen, live in Louisville and have two children.

Thomas M. Edelen

Tom was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continues to reside with his wife and two children. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville, in 1992, with a degree in history. He received his law degree from Southern Illinois University, with honors, in 1995. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, for the Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Kentucky, and the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Tom is an avid college sports fan. He also enjoys combining two of his favorite passions, history and traveling, by planning trips to places that he has read and studied about.

Ward Ballerstedt

Ward was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continues to reside. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 2002, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville – Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2006. He is licensed to practice in Kentucky, and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Toni Cline Renfro

Toni is a Louisville native who graduated from Centre College in 1987 and received her Juris Doctor from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1990 where she also was Member of the Journal of Family Law. Toni was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1990 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky. Toni has focused her practice on insurance defense with an emphasis on workers’ compensation cases and has also volunteered with the Center for Women and Families as a legal advocate for survivors of domestic violence. She is a zealous sports fan devoted to her Kentucky Wildcats, and an avid tennis player who has competed many times in the USTA state tennis championships. She performed for 15 years with the oldies rock-n-roll band The Epics as a vocalist and served as a soloist in her church choir for many years. Toni has three wonderful children and resides in Louisville with her husband, Kevin, and their two miniature dachshunds, Lucy and Tucker.

Ann Batterton

Ann, a native of Harrodsburg, KY, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 1995.  In 1999 she received her law degree from the University of Louisville College of Law.  She is admitted to practice in Kentucky, as well as the Federal District Courts of the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky.  She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. She is past Chair of the KBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section.