LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Buck Hinkle, Jr., recently received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Morehead State University (“MSU”) at the University’s 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony. This degree recognizes Hinkle’s long and sustained support of MSU and his professional and business accomplishments.
Hinkle has been dedicated to MSU for more than 20 years. He served two terms as a member of MSU’s Board of Regents (1991-2004), including Board Chair from 2001-04. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of MSU’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and the Board of Directors for the MSU Foundation Inc.
Speaking to MSU graduates after receiving the degree, Hinkle noted that hopes for improving society through the political process “must come from the bottom up – from city councils, PTAs, communities of believers and motivated individuals.” He encouraged graduates to care for their fellow citizens.
Buck Hinkle is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Lexington, Ky., office. He currently chairs the firm’s Construction Service Group and is a member of the Sustainability & Emerging Technologies Practice Group and the Business Litigation Service Group. His construction practice involves services to contractors, design-builders, steel fabricators, construction managers, design professionals, owners, subcontractors, and vendors in matters ranging from construction claims to contract negotiations and drafting. His business and commercial litigation practice includes a variety of transactions in the financial, equine, manufacturing and mineral industries.
Additionally, Hinkle has served as Chair of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, one of the top positions affecting construction law policy nationally. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers since 1996. The Associated General Contractors of Kentucky honored Mr. Hinkle with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2009 Distinguished Service Award and named him the 2007 Legislative Advocate of the Year.