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MELISSA J. CRUMP is a partner with Crump Spurlock, in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Crump focuses on estate planning and business law. Prior to opening Crump Spurlock, she was the director of education for ElderCounsel, LLC, where she created and presented training for other attorneys. Ms. Crump spent nearly two decades working as a director and project manager in the medical and legal industries. She serves on an advisory board for an elder care facility in Lexington, Kentucky, and is very involved in her local community. Ms. Crump earned her B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She is the past chair for the Elder Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences, as well as elder care facilities.
TWILA MYNHIER BROOKS is a sole practitioner in Lexington, where her practice is devoted to estate planning, estate administration, corporate, tax and real estate law. She is an adjunct professor at the College of Business, Morehead State University, and is a member of the Dickinson International Law Society. In addition, Ms. Mynhier Brooks is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky, and American bar associations; and is admitted to practice in the Tax Court and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She earned her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Morehead State University; and her J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law.
FRED R. SIMON is an attorney with the Louisville offices of O’Koon Hintermeister, PLLC. He is a member of the Louisville, American, and Kentucky bar associations. His practice focuses on probate law and estate planning, business organization and civil litigation, real estate, domestic law, and bankruptcy. Mr. Simon taught business law at the University of Louisville; conducted classes in wills, trusts and estates with the adult education program of the Jefferson County Public School System; and has previously lectured to legal professionals and to paralegal organizations. Mr. Simon earned his B.A. degree from Bradley University and his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis.
ARTHUR E. WHITE III is the principal attorney for the firm of Elverson White LLC, where he represents and advises clients in matters involving federal and state taxation, estate planning, probate and trust administration, probate litigation, wills, trusts, tax-exempt organizations, business formation and planning, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate (residential and commercial). He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame; his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law; and his LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida. Mr. White has presented at many National Business Institute seminars; coordinated, moderated and presented the weekend-long Al Todd Estate Planning Workshop hosted by the South Carolina Bar on Kiawah Island, South Carolina; and served as the key presenter for the South Carolina Bar’s annual Probate Update Seminar, and also SCETV’s Estate Planning Week in 2016. Mr. White was fortunate to co-edit and author multiple publications regarding wills, trusts, estates, estate planning, charitable gifting, and taxation. He is still "of counsel" with the boutique tax and estate planning firm of Todd and Johnson, LLP, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. White has become active in the local community by joining the Louisville Metro Estate Planning Council.
JAMES C. WORTHINGTON SR. practices all aspects of trust and estate planning and administration, including business succession and tax planning, with his own law firm, Worthington Law Firm, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was elected an American College of Trust and Estate Counsel fellow in 2014. Mr. Worthington is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association (chair, Probate Section; member, Probate Section, Legislative Committee). Previously, he was a trust officer with Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Worthington earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University; his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law; and his LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law.