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Garnie Cliff Stidham

Garnie Cliff Stidham

Managing Partner

Fax 859-219-3395

Practice areas

  • Estate planning and administration
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Corporate law
  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Trusts and estates taxation
  • Business planning
  • Business transactions
  • Tax litigation
  • Trust litigation


  • Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky and U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1984
  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985
  • Temple University, B.A., 1980

Associations & memberships

  • Fayette County, Kentucky Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Taxation; President, Probate and Corporate Law, 2007; Legislative Committee, 2008-)
  • American Bar Association (Sections: Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust; Business Law)

Biographical details

  • Sigma Nu Phi. Member, Moot Court Board, 1982-1984. Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 1983-1984.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal Studies, Department of Government, Eastern Kentucky University, 1989—.
  • Author: 'Probating the Will,' Kentucky Estate Administration Handbook, 3rd. Ed., University of Kentucky, 2000.
  • Author: 'Estate Planning With Insurance Issues in Mind,' Kentucky Estate Planning, 2nd Ed., University of Kentucky, 2003.

Stidham & Associates, P.S.C. serves clients in Kentucky, primarily throughout Lexington, Richmond,Pikeville, and Central and Eastern  Kentucky.