Melanie J. Kilpatrick

Melanie J. Kilpatrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources Attorney in Lexington, KY

Rajkovich Williams Kilpatrick & True, PLLC
 | 3151 Beaumont Centre Circle, Suite 375
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-245-1059
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Energy & Natural Resources (60%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Melanie J. Kilpatrick concentrates her practice in the areas of mineral and energy, employment law, and commercial litigation.  She has authored articles and given presentations on topics of interest in the mineral and energy and employment law fields.  She is experienced in arguing appellate cases before the United States Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.  Melanie has been admitted to practice before the Kentucky Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and D.C. Circuits.  Melanie serves on the Board of Directors for the Thomas D. Clark Foundation, Radio Eye, Inc., and the Kentucky Coal Association.  She also serves on the Board of Trustees and on the Scholarship Committee of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. 

 Melanie was Articles Editor (1995-96) and a Staff Member (1994-95) for the Kentucky Law Journal.  She served as law clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. on the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1996-97.  Melanie received her B.A. degree with High Honors in 1992 from the University of Virginia and her J.D. degree (valedictorian) from the University of Kentucky in 1996. 

About Melanie Kilpatrick

Admitted: 1996, Kentucky

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Honors and Awards:

  • Valedictorian; Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Fayette County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, 1992
Office Location for Melanie J. Kilpatrick

3151 Beaumont Centre Circle
Suite 375
Lexington, KY 40513


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Last Updated: 6/24/2016

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