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Stephanie
McGehee-Shacklette

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Business Representation
  • Collections
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Biography

Stephanie is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, elder law, business representation, and collections. 

Stephanie is the former chair of the South Central Kentucky Estate Planning Council. Further, she is an active member in the Elder Law and Probate and Trust Sections of the Kentucky Bar Association, as well as the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Stephanie is also recognized in the community for her public service work. She is a previous recipient of the Gwyneth B. Davis Outstanding Public Service Award, and she also received the Pro Bono Public Award from the Warren County Lawyers Care Program in recognition of the free legal services she has provided to the region.

In 2018, Stephanie was selected to serve, and continues to serve, on the Planning Committee of the UK/CLE Midwest-Midsouth Planning Institute. This two-day Institute presented by the University of Kentucky College of Law is the longest-running annual CLE in Kentucky and has over 200 pre-registered attendees. In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Bar Association, by the KBA Board of Governors. Locally, Stephanie proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Bar Association Leadership Conference, 2018
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Award, 2003, 2012, 2017
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Award Renewal, 2004-2009, 2013
  • Gwyneth B. Davis Outstanding Public Service Award, 2006
  • Pro Bono Public Award, Warren County Lawyers Care Program, 2005

Classes & Seminars

  • "The Estate Planning Component of Financial Planning," Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, November 2019
  • “ABCs of Elder Law: An Elder Law Primer," Kentucky Law Update, Bowling Green session, Kentucky Bar Association, September 2019
  • “Estate Planning from A to Z," Lexington, Kentucky, National Business Institute, August 2018
  • “Debt Collection," Bowling Green, Kentucky, Southern Kentucky Association of Paralegals, March 2018
  • “Trusts from A to Z," Bowling Green, Kentucky, National Business Institute, December 2017
  • “Fiduciary Responsibility: For Lawyers and Individuals," Owensboro, Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Convention, Kentucky Bar Association, June 2017
  • “The Ultimate Guide to Probate," Bowling Green, Kentucky, National Business Institute, November 2016
  • “Professional Responsibility: Dealing with Ethical Challenges in Your Practice,” Kentucky Law Update, Bowling Green session, Kentucky Bar Association, September 2015
  • “Elder Law for Auctioneers,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, Kentucky Auctioneers Association, February 2013
  • “Advertising: Overview of New Rules and Hot Topics,” Kentucky Law Update, Bowling Green session, Kentucky Bar Association, September 2010
  • “Corporate Law,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, WKU Speaker Series, December 2010
  • “Business Succession Planning,” Builders Association of South Central Kentucky, November 2010
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, National Business Institute
  • “Choice of Business Entity,” U.S. Small Business Administration, Bowling Green Office, October 2009
  • “Preparing for the Unexpected: The Basics of Wills and Estate Planning,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, September 2009
  • “Wills and Estate Planning,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, February 2008

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Director, 2019 - Present
  • UK/CLE Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, Planning Committee Member
  • C.A.R.E. (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) Speaker
  • Lawyers Care Volunteer Attorney Program, volunteer attorney
  • Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky, Board of Directors & JA Classroom Volunteer, 2014 - Present
  • Leadership Bowling Green Alumni Association
  • Business Networking International (BNI), 2006 - 2009
  • Girls Inc. Board of Directors, 2000 - 2005
  • Bowling Green Jr. Woman’s Club, 2000 - 2009
  • W.R. McNeill Elementary PTA, Treasurer, 2010 - 2012

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Probate and Trust, Elder Law, & Taxation Law Section, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Attorney Advertising Commission, 2009 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust, Taxation, and Law Practice Management Section, Member
  • Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2002-2006), Young Lawyers Section Chair (2005)
  • Southern Kentucky Estate Planning Council, Chair, 2015
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)