Noelle Holladay True

Noelle Holladay True

Partner
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-245-1059, ext. 27
Fax:
(859) 245-1231
Email:

Noelle Holladay True is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky, and is admitted before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Western Districts of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit. She received her B.S. degree with Honors in Finance from Indiana University in 1997, and graduated Order of the Coif in 2000 from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Noelle practices in the areas of mine safety and health, occupational safety and health, and business litigation. Her primary focus area is Mine Safety and Health Administration work. She represents coal and metal/non-metal companies around the country in litigation matters before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and locally before the Kentucky Mine Safety Review Commission. Noelle represents and advises mine operators and their agents during special investigations conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration in cases involving accidents, fatalities, and claims of discrimination, and also advises operators on other compliance issues involving federal and state agencies.

Noelle is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations, the Fayette County Women Lawyers Association, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Lexington, the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, and the Kentucky Coal Association. She was a recipient of the 2004 Lexington Young Professionals Association's "Rising Star Award.'' In law school, Noelle was Associate Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal, in which she authored an article entitled "The Limited Fiduciary Duties Owed by Corporate Managers to Preferred Shareholders: A Need for Change." She is President of the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Kentucky. She also chairs the Staff Parish Relations Committee at Southern Hills United Methodist Church. In the past, she has served on the Board of Directors (and as Treasurer) for the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea, Kentucky, on the Finance Committee for Southern Hills United Methodist Church, as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Southern Hills Early Childhood Program, and on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Raven Run in Lexington. Noelle frequently makes presentations on topics of interest in the area of workplace safety and health at various seminars throughout the country.

Noelle Holladay True, Rajkovich, Williams, Kilpatrick & True, PLLC, 3151 Beaumont Centre Circle, Suite 375, Lexington, KY 40513; Phone: 859.245.1059; Email: True@rwktlaw.com

Areas of Practice

  • Workplace Safety
  • Energy Law
  • Mine Safety & Health
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Employment Law - Employer
  • Administrative Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Education Law
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2005

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Journal: Kentucky Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1998 - 2000
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • B.S. - 1997
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • "The Limited Fiduciary Duties Owed by Corporate Managers to Preferred Shareholders: A Need for Change", Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 88, No:1, 2000
  • "Mine Disasters and Crisis Management: Keeping Your Client Out of Trouble", Attorney At Law Magazine, 2014
  • "Crisis Management: Be Prepared Before It Happens to You", Business Quarterly Magazine, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Presenter, Mineral and Energy Law Conferences
  • OSHA Record Keeping Seminar, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • OSHA's New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 2008 - 2017
  • Mine Safety & Health Special Institute, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Kentucky Mineral Law Conference , Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2005 - 2015
  • Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference , Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, 2014 - 2016
  • Southeast Blasters Workshop, Alabama Society of Explosives Engineers
  • Kentucky Chamber Annual Business Summit, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • EMERGE Lexington for Emerging Leaders, Commerce Lexington

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Lexington Young Professionals Association "Rising Star Award"
  • Best Lawyers , 2015 - Present
  • Leadership Kentucky 2016 Graduate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Coal Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar’s Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Member
  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Assoc., President
  • Commerce Lexington, Member
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Leadership Kentucky, Alumnus

Past Employment Positions

  • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, President and Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Member
  • Southern Hills United Methodist Church, Finance Committee (Past) & Staff Parish Relations Committee (Current Chair)
  • New Opportunity School for Women, Berea, Kentucky, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2000 - 2010
  • Southern Hills Early Childhood Program, Lexington, Steering Committee, Past Chair
  • Friends of Raven Run, Lexington, Kentucky, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2008

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Beta Phi