Mitchel Denham is a partner in the firm’s Health Care, Civil Litigation, and Government practice groups. His practice focuses on the areas of health care, government procurement, state & federal government investigations, administrative hearings and actions, open records matters, general civil litigation, election law, white collar crime, and a variety of other matters.
Mitchel is admitted to practice law in Kentucky, the Kentucky Eastern and Western Districts, the Sixth Circuit, the DC Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Mitchel was the Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General where over his tenure he supervised nearly every division in the office handling the most sensitive and high profile matters. These matters included litigation involving pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, successful challenges to the Kentucky Governor’s executive authority, litigation involving Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and the prosecution of numerous state and local officials. While at the Attorney General’s Office, Mitchel oversaw the divisions which enforce non-profit organizations, election laws, environmental law, Medicaid fraud, open records laws, utility rate making, and criminal investigations, prosecutions, and appeals.
Mitchel has co-authored numerous regulations including the controlled substance prescribing standards and the pain clinic regulations. Mitchel sat as the Attorney General’s designee on various boards such as the Public Pension Oversight Committee, the Recovery Kentucky Task Force, and the KASPER Advisory Council.
Mitchel was named by Governor Andy Beshear to co-chair the transition team of the Finance and Administration Cabinet after the 2019 gubernatorial election where he led the team reviewing all aspects of the largest cabinet in Kentucky’s government. Mitchel also graduated from Leadership Kentucky in 2019.
Mitchel is active in the Louisville community. He serves as Treasurer of the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is a regular volunteer with the Bluegrass Center for Autism. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and three children.