Stephanie, the 2014 Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc. Young Lawyer of the Year, is a litigator who defends healthcare providers against claims of negligent care, wrongful death, and violations of resident’s rights. Stephanie also speaks and publishes regularly about Kentucky’s new Medical Review Panel Act and serves as an Attorney Chairperson for MRP cases.
As a four-time Super Lawyers “Rising Star” ― an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state ― Stephanie produces desirable results for her clients in all stages of litigation.
Stephanie is active in both the Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc. and DRI, Inc. She has served in leadership roles in both the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. She also serves her community as the Immediate Past President of the Rotaract Club of Lexington.
Stephanie and her husband, Eric Lindsey, live in Lexington. Follow her on Twitter: @SMWurdock.
Areas of Practice
Defended an orthopedic surgeon in a post-operative wound infection case. After a three-day trial, the jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes before rendering a complete defense verdict.
Defended a general surgeon in a retained sponge case. After a two-day trial, the jury deliberated for less than 15 minutes before rendering a complete defense verdict.
Awarded summary judgment in a federal medical malpractice lawsuit that had been pending for more than six years and appealed thrice to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Kentucky Defense Counsel “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award (2014)
DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Committee (2017)
DRI Young Lawyers Outstanding Committee Vice Chair (2016)
Legislative Update: SB4 - Medical Review Panels, M.D. Update (April 2017).
Radiology & Breast Cancer, M.D. Update (October 2016).
Defending Corporate Depositions: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions and the Apex Doctrine, The DRI Deposition Manual, pp. 159-175 (2015).
When Hospice Works Too Well, M.D. Update (December 2014).
TAKING NOTICE: Defending Corporate Representative Depositions, Kentucky Defense Counsel Common Defense Magazine (Spring/Summer 2014).
How to Respond to a KBML Grievance, M.D. Update (October 2013).
How to Handle a Subpoena Duces Tecum, M.D. Update (December 2012).
Doctors, Dioceses, and Decisions: Examining the Impact of the Catholic Hospital System and Federal Conscience Clauses on Medical Education, Pitt. J. Envtl Pub. Health L. (May 2012).
DePaul v. Commonwealth: A Look at Political Contributions Associated with the Horse-Racing Industry, Ky. J. Equine, Agriculture, & Nat. Resources L., (Spring 2010, Volume 3, Number 1).
Medical Review Panels, CLE Presentation to the Fayette County Bar Association Health Law Section (October 2017).
Medical Review Panels, CLE Presentation to the State Government Bar Association of Kentucky (August 2017).
Legal Research Memoranda, Presentation to Jessamine County Technical Center students (April 2016).
Defending Corporate Depositions: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions and the Apex Doctrine, Kentucky Defense Counsel Webinar (September 2015).
Legal Sleuthing 101: Using the Internet and Public Records to Investigate Your Case, Presentation at Greater Lexington Paralegal Association CLE – Lexington, KY (August 2015).
I Went to Med School for THIS??? How to Respond to a KBML Grievance, Presentation at Greater Lexington Paralegal Association CLE – Lexington, KY (September 17, 2013).
Oh Snap! There’s a Cap! Litigating in the Board of Claims, Presentation at Greater Lexington Paralegal Association CLE – Lexington, KY (August 21, 2012).
Kentucky Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, 5th District Representative (2016–2018)
Defense Research Institute: Second Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee (2018-2019); Co-Vice-Chair of the Public Service Subcommittee, DRI Philanthropic Committee (2017); Co-Chair of Membership, Young Lawyers Steering Committee (2017-2018); Young Lawyers Steering Committee, Co-Chair of Activities (2016-2017); Young Lawyers Steering Committee, Co-Vice Chair of Activities (2015-2016)
Fayette County Bar Association
FCBA Women Lawyers Association: Social Media Chair (2017); Women Lawyers Mentee (2014-Present)
Kentucky Defense Counsel: Young Lawyers Committee, Chairperson (2013-2015);
Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
Rotaract Club of Lexington: President (2017-2018); Chair of Professional Development (2016 – 2017)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass: Big Sister (2009 – 2015)
Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
United Way of the Bluegrass: Get on Board Training Program, Advisory Committee Member (2012 – 2013)
Music Institute of Lexington: Board of Directors (2012 – 2013)
University of Kentucky, B.B.A. (2008)
University of Kentucky, J.D. (2011)
Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Articles Editor
Trial Advocacy Board, Member
James Park, Jr. Academic Scholar