David A. Owen

David A. Owen

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Lexington, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Environmental Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Environmental

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Appellate Practice
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David represents businesses in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. His litigation practice includes environmental, coal, agribusiness, toxic tort, securities and antitrust matters, as well as all types of business disputes. He also serves many medium and small businesses as outside general counsel. David has previously served in a variety of firm management positions including Partner-in-Charge of the Lexington office and is a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.


  • 300 West Vine Street, Suite 1700
    Lexington, KY 40507


  • English


  • Northern Kentucky University , J.D., graduated 1987
  • Clemson University, BS, Chemical Engineering, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Association


  • Barkley Woods Homeowners Association - Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Commerce Lexington, Inc. - Board of Directors, 2004-2007; General Counsel to Board of Directors, 2007-2010; Chairman, Public Policy Council, 2004-2005
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Fayette Education Foundation - Board of Directors, 2007-2008
  • Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce (currently Commerce Lexington, Inc.) - Past service as a member of the Board of Directors; Chairman of the Public Policy Council; Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee; and Chairman of the Local Government Committee
  • Kentucky World Trade Center, Inc. - Board of Directors, 1999-2003
  • Omega Protein, Inc. - Board of Directors, 2010-present; Chairman, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
  • Prevent Child Abuse of America - Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • Prevent Child Abuse of Kentucky - Board of Directors, 1998-2005, President, 2001-2003
  • United Way of the Bluegrass - Chairman of Professional Division, 2001

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Appellate Practice

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Appellate Practice, Lexington (2022)
  • Litigation - Construction, Lexington (2018)
  • Appellate Practice, Lexington (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • Antitrust
  • Business Disputes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Defendants
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Equine
  • Federal
  • Large Case Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2012, in the fields of Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Environmental
  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2008-2011
  • Volunteer of the Year, Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 1999

Defend Dairy Farmers of America

A leading milk-marketing cooperative and dairy food processor, in connection with anti-trust claims in Kentucky and the Southeastern United States.

Defend Tempur-Pedic

in a federal securities fraud class action filed in Lexington, Kentucky

Defend publicly traded coal company

in connection with alleged lost coal claims.

Represent publicly traded manufacturing company

in connection with RCRA and CERCLA environmental claims by USEPA, state agencies and prior and adjacent property owners.

Defend Global Fitness Holdings d/b/a Urban Active

alleged class action claims in Kentucky and Ohio.

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