DBL Law is pleased to announce a merger with Reed Wicker, one of Louisville’s most experienced law firms. The combined firm adds white collar criminal defense and additional litigation experience to DBL’s full service offerings.
“DBL Law is very excited to be joining forces with Reed Wicker,” said managing partner James A. Dressman. “Our strategic plan directs growth into targeted markets, and we’ve been fortunate to have this merger as an opportunity for continued expansion into Louisville, “ he continued. “DBL Law and Reed Wicker share similar values, clients, and complementary practices. And we’ve always been extremely impressed with the caliber of their attorneys and their firm.”
Kent Wicker has been a courtroom attorney for his entire career, prosecuting and defending in the most challenging, high-profile and complex commercial and white collar criminal cases in Kentucky and around the country.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Wicker served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Division Chief for the Western District of Kentucky, where he also tried criminal fraud and public corruption cases.
Mr. Wicker, recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, in SuperLawyers, and in Louisville Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in Louisville,” teaches courses in Corporate and White Collar Crime and Trial Practice at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law.
“As we explored the best ways to grow our business and meet our clients’ needs, joining a large regional firm was an important strategic move for Reed Wicker,” said Kent Wicker. “DBL Law is a substantial and well-managed regional firm with a reputation of community dedication and strong client service. We look forward to this new partnership with a firm that can bring this new depth of services for our Louisville clients.”
Also joining the firm from Reed Wicker is litigation attorney, Jennifer Schultz.
Ms. Schultz’s broad Department of Defense (DoD) and government background, along with her legal and consulting experience, provide valuable insights into complex administrative, commercial, and criminal cases.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Schultz had a distinguished civilian career with DoD that earned her the Office of the Secretary of Defense Civilian Career Service Award. Ms. Schultz also achieved the Department’s highest level of certification (Level III) in Contracting in 2003 and completed the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program in 2002.
During and after law school, Ms. Schultz served as an independent consultant to various defense contractors on acquisition-related matters, change management, and business development.
In 2009, Ms. Schultz became a Research Staff Member of the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Studies and Analyses Center in Alexandria, VA, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center sponsored by DoD, where she continues to consult on cyber- and information technology-related policies and acquisition issues (e.g., government contracts).
DBL Law was recognized by US News and World Report in 2011 through 2013 as a Best Law Firm and named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in the region in 2011 through 2013 by the Cincinnati Enquirer. DBL Law serves private individuals and companies in many industries including banking, construction, health care, labor and employment relations, real estate and technology. Again, through this merger with Reed Wicker, DBL Law will now add white collar defense to its service offerings.« Back to news