Stephen J. Mattingly


Steve focuses his practice on commercial litigation and tort matters. He has significant experience defending physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers in complex alleged medical and hospital negligence cases. Steve frequently litigates cases involving contract disputes, business torts, significant personal injury, and arbitration provisions. He has experience litigating commercial matters ranging from disputes over major ERISA pension plans to small-business disagreements. Steve has significant appellate experience before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Additionally, Steve has represented health care providers before state licensure boards, banks in federal regulatory proceedings, and clients in federal criminal proceedings. He advises health care clients on compliance matters, including Stark, anti-kickback, and analogous state laws. He also advises corporate clients on a variety of contract, international trade, and general litigation risk matters, and he serves as outside general counsel for a manufacturing company.


  • Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
    • University of Louisville Law Review, senior notes editor
    • National Moot Court Competition, Best Brief, Southeast Regional, regional semi-finalist
  • University of Notre Dame  (M.A., summa cum laude, 2006)
    • Iberian and Latin American Studies
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • 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
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Peace Education Program, Board of Directors, past president
  • Notre Dame Club of Greater Louisville, Young Alumni, past coordinator


  • Kentucky Rising Stars®