Kevin C. Havelda
Kevin is an associate with the business litigation practice group with an emphasis in labor and employment defense, business tort, commercial contract dispute, automotive (commercial dealership) litigation, and energy litigation. He works with a variety of clients, both large and small, and has experience in both state and federal courts. In addition, he has experience conducting mediations, depositions, and oral argument in state court.
Because of his previous work with Uncommon Schools and Teach For America, Kevin also practices with CivicPoint as an advisor on numerous education policy matters. He has done significant work in the area of Charter School legislation and written on the need for charter schools in the state of Kentucky. He continues to work as an advocate for charter schools and remains active in the Teach For America Alumni Association.
While in law school, Kevin won a settlement for Beaux Arts Foundation of Lexington for $10,000, the second highest settlement in the UK Legal Clinic’s history, which prevented the charitable organization from going bankrupt. He interned for the Hon. Joseph Hood of the Eastern District of Kentucky and was on the editorial staff of the Kentucky Law Journal. At graduation, he was awarded the Faculty Cup Award. Prior to law school, Kevin spent two years teaching with the Greater New Orleans Teach For America Corps. After leaving the Teach For America Corps he was offered a position as a Founding Teacher to help start a charter school in Brooklyn, New York, with the Uncommon Schools network while obtaining a Masters in Education.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Cali Award for Excellence, UK Legal Clinic, 2015
- Faculty Cup Award, University of Kentucky, 2015
Memberships & Affiliations
- University of Kentucky, Kentucky Law Journal
- UK Legal Clinic
- Fayette County Bar Association