Robert E. Maclin III

Robert E. Maclin III

Lexington, Kentucky

Robert E. Maclin, III, Member of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC has a broad range of legal experience gained through over 25 years of practice throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and various states where his clients conduct business. Mr. Maclin's practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense, commercial and banking litigation, and association management representation. He often represents clients in banking proceedings, including lender liability, bankruptcy, insurance bond claims, secured transactions, leasing disputes, and other litigation and negotiation matters. He also operates in the equine law area and has proven success in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Maclin frequently appears in state and federal courts on behalf of his clients and has tried numerous cases to favorable verdicts. His long list of notable cases demonstrates his ability to succeed in even the most challenging cases. He continues to try cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators, and has argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Montana Supreme Court and has appeared in the state courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Texas and Montana and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Equine Law
  • Bank Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1984
  • Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Masters in Agricultural Economics - 1979
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Agricultural Economics

Published Works

  • Effectiveness of Burley Tobacco Poundage Quotas in Kentucky Production and Supply, Tobacco Science, Vol. XXIV: pg. 73-76, 1979
  • Effectiveness of Burley Tobacco Poundage Quotas in Kentucky Production and Supply, Tobacco International, Vol. 182, No. 13, pg. 85-88, 1979
  • Burley Tobacco Costs, Now and Next Year, Progressive Farmer, December 1980, 1980

Representative Cases

  • Prather Drilling & Producing Company; Sara M. Callaham v. Michael S. Walker (Kentucky Court of Appeals 2011)
  • LFUCG ex rel. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board V. Elkhorn Bend, LLC, et al (Fayette Circuit Court, Seventh District 2008)
  • Robert H. Hall v. Robert A. Lundy and Michael Louis (Fayette Circuit Court 2008)
  • Curtis D. Congleton, Jr., et al. v. Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association, et al (Fayette Circuit Court, Civil Action 2007)
  • Old Republic Insurance Co. v. Underwriters Safety & Claims, Inc. & Louisville/Jefferson Co. Metro Government, Civil Action (U.S. District of the Western District of Kentucky 2007)
  • Kea-Ham Contracting, Inc v. Floyd Court Development Authority, et al. (Kentucky Court of Appeals 2006)
  • Coleman v. Rust-Oleum Corporation (U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky 2005)
  • Kentucky Association of Counties All Lines Fund Trust v. McClendon (Kentucky Supreme Court 2005)
  • Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. Maxxim Rebuild Company, Inc., Hazard Services, Inc. and Bradly Combs (U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky 2004)
  • Northfield Insurance Company, et al. v. Franklin County, Kentucky, et al (United States District Court 2003)
  • Kentucky Association of Counties All Lines Fund Trust v. Kenton County, Kentucky, et al (Kenton Circuit Court 2003)
  • Christopher Park v. Coleman Oil, Inc. (Kentucky Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. J&L Lumber Company, Inc. (U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky 2002)
  • Cheatham v. Paisano Publications, Inc. (U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky 1995)
  • Estate of Michael v. Glacier General Assurance Company (Montana Supreme Court 1994)
  • Estate of Hale v. United States of America (Kentucky Supreme Court 1989)
  • Dolan v. Land (Kentucky Supreme Court 1984)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. Pinnacle, Inc. (Franklin Circuit Court 2012)

Representative Clients

  • JBar7 Ranch
  • FCCI Insurance Group
  • Ren Re Insurance
  • Ashview Farm
  • Highclere Stud
  • Bona Terra Stud
  • Haynes Trucking
  • War Horse Place
  • Old Republic Insurance Company
  • Republic Services, Inc.
  • Bituminous Casualty Corporation
  • National Tour Association
  • CTC Transportation Company
  • Monroe Guaranty Insurance Company
  • Winding Oaks Farm

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chairman, 1992 - 1994
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member, 2010
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, Member
  • American Quarter Horse Association, Member
  • United States Polo Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics, Instructor, Farm Management, 1980 - 1981


  • Phi Kappa Tau