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Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC is pleased to start 2017 off with several personnel announcements—two status changes and three new attorneys.

Jamie Wilhite Dittert has been promoted to Member of the firm. Jamie’s litigation practice focuses on medical malpractice and insurance defense. Jamie chairs the firm’s Torts & Insurance Practice Group and has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Derrick T. Wright has been promoted to Member of the firm. Derrick’s practice focuses on defending local governments and officials from Section 1983 claims involving constitutional law, as well as defending and counseling employers on employment law and personnel issues.

James W. Gardner, former Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman, joined the firm in an expansion of the Utility & Energy Law Practice Group. Jim served 8 years on the PSC, in the roles of Vice-Chairman (2008-2015) and Chairman (2015-2016). Prior to his term on the PSC, Jim was a partner in a Lexington law firm with an emphasis in bankruptcy work. Jim’s practice at Sturgill Turner will focus on utilities, clean energy, and bankruptcy law.

L. Scott Miller, who retired from the Kentucky State Police after reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, joined the firm in an expansion of the Government and Municipal Law Practice Group. Scott was with the KSP for 19 years, most recently serving in the role of Executive Adviser to the Commissioner. Scott’s practice at Sturgill Turner will focus on police officer defense, employment law and civil rights litigation.

Langdon Ryan Worley joined the firm’s Torts & Insurance Practice Group, with extensive experience defending a litany of cases, ranging from motor vehicle accidents and premises liability matters to commercial trucking, products liability, employment, and blasting cases. Langdon is a member of the Rotaract Club of Lexington, serves on the Pegasus Board of the Lexington Cancer Foundation, and is on the Executive Board of the Women’s Law Association.