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Mark R. Overstreet

Mr. Overstreet represents businesses and individuals in their relations with and regulation by state and local governments. He has over 40 years in handling complex matters before state administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. He represents electric and telecommunications providers before the Public Service Commission of Kentucky and on appeal in rate cases, applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity to construct transmission lines and telecommunications facilities, the transfer and acquisition of utilities, the approval of the issuance of debt by the utility, the acquisition by a regulated entity of a fifty percent undivided interest in a 1560 MW coal-fired generating station, as well as the approval of renewable energy purchase power agreements.

Mr. Overstreet also litigates state and federal constitutional issues before the state and federal courts.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

General Recovery and Remedy Theories in Debtor/Creditor Law

Debtor Creditor Relations in Kentucky (4thEd. 2020)

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)

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
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Retirement Plan Committee, Member

Frankfort Office, former Executive Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association, member and Treasurer
Education
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.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law and Energy Law (1995-2022)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Administrative/Regulatory Law (2012, 2018, 2022)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-21)

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

Testimonials

. . . always been pleased and impressed with his representation . . . highly recommend 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
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019
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Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Client Alerts

Public Service Commission of Kentucky Proposes Amending Regulation Governing Uniform Fuel Adjustment Clauses

Fuel adjustment clauses (FAC) have been a feature of electric bills in Kentucky since the 1950s. An FAC adjusts on a monthly basis the kWh rate paid by customers for electricity to reflect changes in the cost of fuel, and in many instances, purchased energy.

by Mark R. Overstreet May 07, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018