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Mark R. Overstreet

Mark R. Overstreet

Mr. Overstreet represents businesses and individuals in their relations with and regulation by state and local governments. He has 30 years experience in handling complex matters before state administrative agencies. Mr. Overstreet regularly represents electric and telecommunications companies.

Mr. Overstreet also litigates state constitutional and administrative law matters before the state and federal courts.

Recent Assignments

  • Successfully represented the Kentucky General Assembly in defending an action brought by more than 150 school districts challenging the adequacy of public school financing
  • Successfully represented the Governor of Kentucky in a 2008 action brought by the President of the Kentucky Senate challenging the constitutionality of Governor's veto of Road Plan and Executive Branch's ability to expend funds in light of veto

What Clients Say

. . . always been pleased and impressed with his representation . . . highly recommened him and his associates.
- Best Lawyers, 2011
. . . invaluable resource and member of our team . . . knowledgeable, responsive, and effective . . .
- Best Lawyers, 2007
He does it all and does it well.  I would highly recommend him.
- Best Lawyers, 2007
. . . highly recommended by clients . . .
- Chambers USA, 2005

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Separation of Power and Does it Exist in the Administrative Hearing Process?," Panel Member, sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General Administrative Hearing Branch (2012)
  • "General Recovery and Remedy Theories in Debtor/Creditor Law," Debtor Creditor Relations in Kentucky (3rd Ed. 2011)
  • "Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions," Kentucky Civil Practice After Trial (3rd Ed. 2011)
  • "Water Utility Regulation," Kentucky Water Law, Half Moon Seminars, 2011
  • "2010 Administrative Law Update," Presenter, Kentucky Association of Administrative Adjudicators, 2010
  • "Post-Trial Proceedings," Co-author, Kentucky Civil Practice at Trial (3rd Ed. 2008)
  • "Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions," Kentucky Administrative Law (2nd Ed. 2006)
  • "Comparative View of Administrative Law," Kentucky Administrative Law (2nd Ed. 2006)
  • "Preclusive Effect of Administrative Determinations in Subsequent Court Proceedings," Bench & Bar, March 2004

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mark is a long time member, Treasurer and former Chairman of the Franklin County Public Library District. Mark enjoys reading and history, particularly concerning Winston Churchill and the American Civil War. He also serves as judge and moderator for all levels of Kentucky Governor's Cup quick recall competition.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law and Energy Law (1995-2019)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Administrative/Regulatory Law (2018)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Administrative/Regulatory Law (2012)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-18)

ChambersUSA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Environmental, Natural Resources and Utilities (2013-15)

Community Involvement

  • Franklin County Public Library District, member and Treasurer

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