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Stephen M. Ruschell

Stephen Ruschell is a member of the firm's Real Estate Service Group. His practice focuses on condemnation, real property, mergers & acquisitions, general business law, zoning and land development.

Mr. Ruschell additionally represents companies in the areas of general corporate law, commercial lending and bond issues.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

UK Law Alumni Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

UK Law News, January 18, 2019

Bar Foundations

Kentucky Bar Association's Bench and Bar, September 2007
Bar Admissions
Firm Leadership

Retirement Plan Committee, Member

Real Estate Service Group, former Lexington Office Chair

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Fayette County Bar Foundation, Fellow
Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow
Community Involvement

Kentucky Humanities Council, former Treasurer and Executive Committee

Triangle Foundation, Director

Commerce Lexington (Chamber of Commerce), Trustee

More Than Stites & Harbison

Steve is a former chairman of the Fayette County Bar Foundation which he helped found in 2006. He was honored in June 2008 with the Justice James Keller Law Day Award for "dedicated and distinguished service to the Fayette County Community" for his work as organizer/founder/current chairman of the Fayette County Bar Foundation. He is also the former treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Humanities Council, a statewide organization fostering the humanities.

Steve enjoys playing golf, travel and is an avid sports fan with a passion for his alma mater's football and basketball teams. He most enjoys spending time with his three children and their spouses who reside in Lexington, Birmingham and New York City.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use & Zoning; Real Estate Law; Litigation - Real Estate (2008-22)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law (2016 and 2021)

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