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Melanie J. Kilpatrick

Melanie J. Kilpatrick practices in the areas of mineral and energy, employment law, and commercial litigation. She has authored articles and given presentations on topics of interest in the mineral and energy and employment law fields. She is experienced in arguing appellate cases before the United States Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Ms. Kilpatrick has been admitted to practice before the Kentucky Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and D.C. Circuits. She is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky, Federal and American Bar Associations.

In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coal Association and on the Scholarship Committee and as a Trustee for the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, Ms. Kilpatrick serves as a board member and Vice-President for The Thomas D. Clark Foundation, Inc. and is a board member of Radio Eye, Inc. She was Articles Editor (1995-96) and Staff Member (1994-95) for the Kentucky Law Journal. Ms. Kilpatrick served as law clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. on the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1996-97. Ms. Kilpatrick received her B.A. degree with High Honors in 1992 from the University of Virginia and her J.D. degree (valedictorian) from the University of Kentucky in 1996.