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.
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?
Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
Water Utility Regulation
2010 Administrative Law Update
Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
Comparative View of Administrative Law
Preclusive Effect of Administrative Determinations in Subsequent Court Proceedings
Retirement Plan Committee, Member
Frankfort Office Executive Member, former Executive Member
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.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law and Energy Law (1995-2024)
Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Administrative/Regulatory Law (2012, 2018, 2022, 2024)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-21)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Environmental, Natural Resources and Utilities (2013-15)
. . . always been pleased and impressed with his representation . . . highly recommend him and his associates.
. . . invaluable resource and member of our team . . . knowledgeable, responsive, and effective . . .
He does it all and does it well. I would highly recommend him.
. . . highly recommended by clients . . .
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 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.
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.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
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.
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.
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.