Stephen C. Keller
About Stephen C. Keller
Stephen C. Keller joined Barnes Maloney PLLC in 2004 and he became a partner in 2012. His practice areas include bad faith and insurance coverage issues, governmental and tort liability litigation, automobile and trucking negligence, and construction defects.
He was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky but Louisville has been his home since 1996. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Communication from the University of Kentucky. Before attending law school, he worked for the Kentucky legislature and its 1996 Commission on Poverty.
Stephen’s work has generated published decisions in multiple cases including Woods v. Standard Fire Ins. Co., 589 F.Supp.3d 675, 2022 WL 677567 (E.D. Ky., Mar. 7, 2022), Travelers Indemnity Company v. Charles Armstrong, et al., 565 S.W.3d 550, (Ky. 2018), Dippin’ Dots LLC v. Travelers Property Cas. Co. of America, 322 F.R.D. 271, (W.D. Ky. Aug. 23, 2017) and Patterson v. City of Earlington, 650 F.Supp.2d 674 (W.D. Ky. 2009). He is also the author of an article entitled “Overcoming Special Obstacles in Non-Party Discovery” which was published in the Fall-Winter 2016 edition of the Kentucky Defense Counsel’s Common Defense magazine.
He has active memberships in both DRI and CLM. He currently serves as the newsletter editor for DRI’s Governmental and Tort Liability Committee. He is also a proud member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
In his free time, he enjoys running, traveling and reading.
Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville (J.D. 1999)
University of Kentucky (B.S. and M.A. 1995)
State Licensure and Courts
U.S. District Court – Western District of Kentucky, 2004
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Kentucky, 2004
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana, 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit, 2022
Affiliated FM Insurance v. RAM Construction, 2023 WL 322390 (E.D. Ky., Jan. 19, 2023)
Woods v. Standard Fire Ins. Co., 2022 WL 6201790 (E.D. Ky., Oct. 7, 2022)
Travelers Indemnity Company, et al. v. Bernard Tew, et al., 2022 WL 3696676 (6th Cir. 2022)
Derek Boyd v. Davin Nichols, et al., 2022 WL 2209951 (S.D. Ind., June 21, 2022)
Woods v. Standard Fire Ins. Co., 589 F.Supp.3d 675 (E.D. Ky., Mar. 7, 2022)
Travelers Indemnity Company, et al. v. Bernard Tew, et al., 2021 WL 5380944 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 17, 2021)
Dedrick v. Turner, Case 4:18-CV-148-RLY-DML (S.D. Ind. Dec. 26, 2019)
Woods v. Standard Fire Ins. Co., 411 F.Supp.3d 397 (E.D. Ky., Aug. 14, 2019)
Travelers Indemnity Company v. Charles Armstrong, et al., 565 S.W.3d 550, (Ky. 2018)
Roberts v. O’Niel, 2018 WL 2197725 (S.D. Ind. May 14, 2018)
Dippin’ Dots LLC v. Travelers Property Cas. Co. of America, 322 F.R.D. 271, (W.D. Ky. Aug. 23, 2017)
Thiele v. Kentucky Growers Ins. Co., 522 S.W.3d 198, (Ky. 2017) as counsel for amicus curiae
Westfield Ins. Co. v. Estate of McMahan, 2017 WL 1658952, U.S. District Court (W.D. Ky., May 1, 2017)
Dawson v. Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut, 2014 WL 4809400, U.S. District Court (W.D. Ky., Sept. 25, 2014)
Estate of Whitaker v. Miller Brothers Coal LLC, 2012 WL 6061744, (Ky.App. Aug. 21, 2013)
Pruitt v. Genie Industries Inc., 2013 WL 485966, U.S. District Court (E.D. Ky., Feb. 6, 2013)
Ryan v. Discover Property and Casualty Ins. Co., 2012 WL 3555360, U.S. District Court (W.D. Ky., Aug. 16, 2012)