Carl W. Breeding


Carl is the past office managing partner of the Frankfort, Kentucky office. He focuses his practice on regulatory law and government relations matters. Along with representing business and industry on environmental, natural resources, insurance and other administrative issues, he is a registered legislative agent and executive branch lobbyist.

Prior to joining the firm, Carl served as chair of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald's Government Affairs team.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • Transylvania University  (B.A., 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, general counsel
  • Air Toxics, Advisory Panel
  • Governor's Groundwater, Advisory Committee
  • Kentucky Water Quality Standards, Review Panel
  • Risk Analysis Regulation Development, Advisory Group
  • Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, Board member
  • Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission
    • Chairman
    • Commissioner
  • Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Board of Directors
  • Sayre School, Board of Trustees
  • State Law Resources, Board of Directors
  • Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Tax Committee, chair
  • American Bar Association, Dialogue on Incentives for Voluntary Compliance Programs
  • Brownfields and Voluntary Cleanup Program Focus Group between the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet and the City of Louisville
  • Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Task Force


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers© for more than 20 years
    • Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Litigation - Environmental (2022)
  • Super Lawyers®