CONGRATULATIONS Larry C. Deener on receiving the 2013 Chase College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award.
“Dedication” describes the life of Chase College of Law graduate, Larry Deener. Dedication to family. Dedication to country. Dedication to work and community. Dedication to family begins with his wife of 42 years, Martha. “Her support and guidance over the past 42 years has been the most important factor in my career;” he says. Dedication is also present in his relationship to his daughter, Elizabeth, who also works at the offices of Landrum and Shouse LLP, in Lexington, Ky., where the father and daughter are law partners. Deener’s theme of dedication can be seen in his service as an active duty Captain in the United States Air Force, prior to attending law school. After active duty, Deener attended NKU Chase College of Law, where he was the editor in chief of the Northern Kentucky Law Review and earned recognition as Distinguished Graduate. Deener was a member of the Order of the Curia and co-author of “Legal Ethics in Kentucky:” Upon graduation, Deener served as a law clerk to the late Justice Robert O. Lukowsky, Kentucky Supreme Court, before joining Landrum Shouse LLP in Lexington, Ky., where he has practiced law since 1980. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Committee and serves on the Board of the Fayette County Bar Association Foundation.
After law school, he continued service in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, where he rose to the rank of Lt. Col before retiring in 1999. In his home community, Deener has served as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee of the Second Presbyterian Church and on the Board of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. In 2012 his service to others and the community were recognized when he was presented a National Philanthropy Day Award. Deener is a former board member and board president of the Lexington Philharmonic Society and the current Board Chair of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation. Larry Deener remains an active private and commercial pilot, and serves as the vice chair and treasurer for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Blue Grass Airport Board.
Written by: NKU Alumni Association