Stephen M. Ruschell

Stephen M. Ruschell


Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2008

Lexington, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law
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Stephen Ruschell is a member of the firm's Real Estate Service Group. His practice focuses on condemnation, real property, mergers & acquisitions, general business law, zoning and land development.

Mr. Ruschell additionally represents companies in the areas of general corporate law, commercial lending and bond issues.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Steve is a former chairman of the Fayette County Bar Foundation which he helped found in 2006. He was honored in June 2008 with the Justice James Keller Law Day Award for "dedicated and distinguished service to the Fayette County Community" for his work as organizer/founder/current chairman of the Fayette County Bar Foundation. He is also the former treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Humanities Council, a statewide organization fostering the humanities.

Location

  • 250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
    Lexington, KY 40507-1758

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Kentucky , J.D., graduated 1974
  • University of Kentucky , BBA, graduated 1971

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, Kentucky State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association - Member
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Land Use and Zoning Law

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

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Lexington (2021)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Lexington (2016)

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

  • Corporate Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Commercial
  • Condemnation
  • COVID-19
  • Development
  • Easements and Rights of Way
  • Eminent Domain
  • Finance
  • Golf and Resort Law
  • Land Use
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Real Property Law
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Title Matters
  • Zoning

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation's Justice James Keller Law Day Award (2008)

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