Giving Back To The Community
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Landrum & Shouse LLP team pledged to make time to volunteer in the community. Special thanks to Partner, Leslie Vose, Emily Alberts, Jennifer Arnold, Tabatha Barkley, Desirae Hagan, Nancy Kasko, Cindy Reynolds for their time spent preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass last week. #lawfirm #lawyers #attorney #civillitigation #volunteer #MLKServiceDay #volunteering #volunteersmakeadifference
33rd Annual Day Treatment Gift Wish Program
John McNeill and the Landrum and Shouse team hosted the 33rd Annual Day Treatment Gift Wish Program on December 16th at the Audrey Grevious Center. John and his top elf, our Librarian Cheryl Tingle, have been coordinating this event for over 30 years together. The firm provides gifts and a pizza party for the young teens at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Juvenile Day Treatment Center. The firm has been recognized as a Family Care Center, “Business of Promise”, and in 2019, Mayor Gorton declared November 21st “Landrum and Shouse Day” in Lexington. We were honored to work with Briana Gaylord Persley, the director of youth services at LFUCG, and the staff at LFUCG to make this year a success.
is a proud sponsor of a bourbon barrel, part of the LexArts Town Branch Bourbon Barrel Project. This project is a unique public art event in Lexington that celebrates the history of our beloved bourbon, but also chronicles the Town Branch, the long-buried stream that was the formative basis of historic Lexington.
The barrel was designed and executed by local artist Phil May and is entitled “The Wellspring of Champions.”
has been a long-time supporter of LexArts, participating in the annual Workplace Giving Campaign and sponsoring a painted horse in the Horse Mania 2010 project.
LexArts is greater Lexington’s premier cultural development, advocacy and fundraising organization. As both the area arts council and united arts fund, LexArts provides a wide range of programs and services designed to integrate the arts into our daily lives including the LexArts Hop, Lexington Youth Arts Council and ArtScope – …This Week in the Arts email calendar. LexArts’ President and CEO and board members work closely with community leaders and local and state officials concerning public funding and cultural facilities. Through its annual Fund for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts and distributes general operating support to its Partner Organizations, as well as offering competitive special project and programming grants to other arts organizations in the area. LexArts operates two facilities in downtown Lexington – ArtsPlace and the Downtown Arts Center – providing high-quality performance space, galleries, rehearsal space and office space for nonprofit arts organizations. At these locations, LexArts organizes visual art exhibitions and performances showcasing the region’s creative talent.
Larry C. Deener and his wife, Martha, were honored by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as Outstanding Volunteers/Patrons. The Deeners were named 2012 Outstanding Community Honorees for the Lexington Philharmonic. Larry has been a member of the Board of Directors for a number of years.
At The Holidays
Our Louisville office has been participating in the Toys for Tots campaign through the Louisville Bar Association for a number of years. Since 2004, this office has collected hundreds of toys for needy children in the Louisville area. We are so proud of the work this office has done for their community.
Other Work & Recognitions
Landrum & Shouse was honored by the LFUCG City Council for thirty-plus years of dedication to the students at the Audrey Grevious Center (formerly known as the Day Treatment Center). In honor of the services provided by the staff of the firm, led by partner John G. McNeill, November 21st was designated as “Landrum & Shouse Day”. Each year the firm plans an annual Christmas party complete with gifts and food for middle school and high school young people at the center. The firm is humbled and grateful to receive such an honor.
Landrum & Shouse sponsored the National Bar Association’s first annual John Rowe Chapter Law Camp, which allowed high school African-American boys to spend a week learning basic legal skills and courtroom decorum. At the end of the week, they did a mock trial presided over by Fayette Circuit Court Judge Pamela Goodwine with jurors including Landrum & Shouse’s law clerks.
Partner John McNeill, on behalf of the Firm, organizes a campaign for kids in the YMCA system and many members of the Firm contribute to assist the kids’ programs in the local YMCA.
Partner Jeff Taylor has been support counsel for our local Hospice of the Bluegrass unit on a pro-bono basis.
Partner Elizabeth Deener is on the Lexington Philharmonic Board, formerly on the OWL Board (job training charity for people with special needs and/or leaving the penal system), formerly on Lexington Art League (oldest arts charity in Lexington, located in a minority neighborhood and which engages in community/neighborhood outreach). She personally supports the Kentucky Aviation Museum/Hall of Fame, Lexington Vintage Dance Society and sat on the Lexington Junior League Board (provides grants to myriad women and children’s charities locally).
Partner Beth Winchell currently serves as the chair of the Kentucky Defense Counsel CLE committee, which is the Kentucky DRI affiliate.
Continuing the Firm’s commitment to provide support and compassion to members of our community, Landrum & Shouse and its Partners also support the following charities:
Step by Step as a corporate sponsor:
- Landrum & Shouse recently partnered with Step by Step and became a corporate sponsor in 2019. This local faith-based organization helps young, single mothers find housing, childcare, medical care, and basic necessities so that they can return to school, finish their education, and become self-sufficient.
Ronald McDonald House in both Lexington and Louisville:
- Ronald McDonald House provides local housing and meals for families with a hospitalized child and provides help in obtaining basic medical and dental care in various cities. Landrum & Shouse has made annual contributions to RMH since 2014.
Shop with a Cop:
- Lexington Police are paired up with local kids in need where they are invited to shop for themselves and family members during the Christmas season. Landrum & Shouse has annually sponsored two children for over 15 years.
Mark Hinkel Pedaling Forward:
- This organization, developed by the widow of Landrum & Shouse Partner Mark J. Hinkel after he was tragically killed on a bike in 2015, supports local children in need with bikes in honor of Mark. Landrum & Shouse has proudly supported this organization since its inception.
Pavo Loco Tennis Tournament:
- This tournament is a dedicated fundraiser for the Kids Cancer Alliance, which sponsors camps for children and siblings suffering from cancer, as well as financial support for families related to treatment. Landrum & Shouse has continued to support this event for over four years.
Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Annual God’s Pantry Thanksgiving Drive:
- Members of the Firm annually devote funding and food to assist our community’s most needy through the Fayette County Young Lawyers Thanksgiving Food Drive held through God’s Pantry Food Bank. This organization is a member of Feeding America. The mission of Feeding America is to create a hunger-free America. Our network includes more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations serving every county in the U.S. In Kentucky, God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding Kentucky. There are seven Feeding America Food Banks working together in Kentucky to maximize our effectiveness in serving the state.
Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Annual School Supply Drive:
- For at least 15 years, members of the Firm annually devote resources during a citywide school supply drive for elementary and middle school-aged children. This includes contributions and/or purchasing and delivering all types of school supplies, backpacks and equipment to those schools.
Toys for Tots Louisville:
- This organization provides toys to children across the Louisville Metro area who might not otherwise have a Christmas to celebrate and Landrum & Shouse and its employees purchased and donated toys for many years.
Pat Smith – Habitat for Humanity (at least 10+ years):
- Habitat supports building local homes for deserving families to strengthen to community at large and Landrum & Shouse has donated funds annually for over 10 years.
Law School Scholarships
L&S has provided scholarships to law students at the following universities:
- University of Kentucky – Charles Landrum, Jr. scholarship (20 years)
- University of Kentucky – Weldon Shouse scholarship (20 years)
- Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University – L&S scholarship (7 years)
Support for our Local Community:
- Lexington Philharmonic (25 years)
- Lex Arts (12 years)
- Better Business Bureau
- Commerce Lexington