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Elizabeth A. Deener

Elizabeth A. Deener

Martindale - Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated For Hight Professional Achievement | 2024
Recognized by Best Lawyers - 2023 | Landrum & Shouse LLP
Rated by | Super Lawyers | Elizabeth A. Denner |


I am a Partner Attorney at Landrum & Shouse LLP. I am BV peer review rated Attorney through Martindale Hubbell, was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by for the Fayette County Bar Association in 2011, have been selected for Super Lawyers’ Kentucky Rising Stars 2013-17, Kentucky Rising Stars 2014 and I have been appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) in 2019.  I have argued cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court, as well as at the trial court level. I have presented on education law issues, and written on attorney-client privilege in patent infringement defense. I bring broad experience, knowledge and skill to the firm whether the needs are for legal counsel or matters of litigation.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Education Law
  • Government Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Railroad Law

Published Works

  • The Diminishing Attorney Client Privilege: Knorr-Bremse, For the Defense, August, 2007
  • Outside Counsel Guidelines and Insurance Defense, 2003 KBA Student Writing Competition; 1st Place
  • Effects of Inorganic Fillers on the Thermal Degradation of Plastics to Oil, University of Kentucky ChEGSA Chemical Engineering Symposium, 1996


  • BV Peer Review rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Fayette County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Kentucky Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr.
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky-Intern, Judge Jennifer B. Coffman, Spring 2003
  • Kentucky Law Journal
  • Georgia Institute of Technology President's Scholarship
  • John Todd Shelby Memorial Scholarship (UK Law)
  • Georgia Tech Faculty Honors
  • Kentucky Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) 2019
  • Super Lawyer 2020-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024, Litigation - Insurance

Classes & Seminars

  • Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights, Presenter, CLE Presentation-Louisville, KY , 2013
  • Breakout A: Hot Topics in School Law, DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort , 2013
  • Kentucky Special Education Law, Presenter, CLE Presentation-Lexington, KY, 2012
  • Kentucky Law Update, Presenter, 2012: KBA Mentoring Program Update, 2012

Past Positions

  • Hon. Eugene E. Siler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, 2004 to 2005

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Chi Sigma

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Education Law Section, Vice Chair
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Kentucky Bar Association, KBA Mentoring Task Force
  • Kentucky Counsel of School Board Attorneys
  • National School Board Association, Counsel of School Board Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute, Intellectual Property Section
  • Defense Research Institute, DRI Child Product Group: 2010 Parental Negligence Doctrine Compendium - Kentucky
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section Steering Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1997 to 2001

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005

Current Employment Position

  • Partner