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A native of Lexington, Steven Middleton graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Law in 2014.  Prior to attending law school, Steven graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2011. While at the College of Law, Steven was an Articles Editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law.  He also served as a research assistant to Professor Rutheford B. “Biff” Campbell.  In the summers during law school, Steven was a clerk, first to the Hon. Philip Shepherd of the Franklin Circuit Court, and then to the Hon. Joseph M. Hood of the Eastern District of Kentucky.  Steven lives in Lexington and is a proud member of the UK Alumni Association, the UK College of Law Alumni Association and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


  • Kentucky, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


  • University of Kentucky, College of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Kentucky, BA in Political Science, 2011, Magna Cum Laude

Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association; Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association

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