Stephen S. Burchett

Phone: (859) 288-2846 | Fax: (859) 252-0688 | Email:
175 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Stephen S. Burchett is a Member practicing with the Health Care Litigation Practice Group in the Lexington, Kentucky, and Charleston, West Virginia, offices.

As the only American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys board-certified medical malpractice defense attorney between Lexington, Kentucky, and Charleston, West Virginia; Mr. Burchett is widely regarded as one of the leading trial attorneys in area. He has been repeatedly named a Superlawyer™, and one of America’s Best Lawyers™. He has tried over fifty cases to verdict in some of the most dangerous and feared venues in the region with remarkable success. He grew up in Morehead, Kentucky, as the son of a small town surgeon, and while he represents a variety of clients in the region, he has a commitment to protecting quality medical care in and out of the courtroom. To that end, Mr. Burchett represents the business interests of many of his medical clients and has worked extensively with state licensing boards, credentialing bodies, and in defending criminal prosecutions.

Mr. Burchett attended Woodberry Forest School where he was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship by the University of Virginia. After UVA, he graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association. He has been elected Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and served on the KBA Board of Governors. He currently is also on the Legislative Committee of the KBA.

Legal Experience
2017 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2003 - 2017Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC, Partner
2001 - 2002Offutt Nord, PLLC, Associate
1994 - 2001VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones & Edwards, Associate
1992 - 1994Gallion, Baker & Bray, Associate
1992J.D.University of Kentucky College of Law
1989B.A.University of Virginia
Bar Admissions
2003West Virginia
Court Admissions
All Kentucky Circuit and District Courts
All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Kentucky Supreme Court
Kentucky Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
    • Legislative Committee, 2011-present
    • Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2001-2002
    • Board of Governors, 2001-2002
  • American Bar Association

  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Trii-State, Inc., Huntington, West Virginia, Director, 2000-2003
  • Community Kitchen, Ashland, Kentucky, Director, 1999-2000

Awards and Honors:
  • Board-Certified in Medical Malpractice Defense by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Named a West Virginia Super Lawyer® for Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Rated as one of West Virginia's "Top Lawyers" by The State Journal
  • Listed in America's Best Lawyers® for Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Student Bar Association, President, 1991
  • Jefferson Scholar
  • Echols Scholar
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