Edward E. Dove

Educational Background

  • B.A., History, 1974, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • M.S., Recreational and Parks Administration, 1976, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Juris Doctorate, 1982, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

Admitted to Bar

October, 1982

Admitted to Practice:

  • 1982, Kentucky Supreme Court
  • 1982, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • 1992, U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals
  • 1998, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals – Federal Circuit

Professional Experience

Staff Attorney:                  Western Kentucky Legal Services
1982 – 1985                      Madisonville, Kentucky
Practice limited to issues affecting lower income individuals, included domestic, landlord-tenant and education law issues.

Managing Attorney:           Community Legal Aid
1986-1987                        Dover, Delaware
Law office included three attorneys and three support staff. Practice emphasized issues which affect lower income peoples in Kent County, Delaware.

Staff Attorney:                  Central Kentucky Legal Services
1987-1990                        Lexington, Kentucky
Law office with emphasis on poverty law issues.  Practice emphasized domestic, landlord-tenant and education law.

Private Practice:               Law Office of Edward E. Dove, L.L.P.
1991 – present                  Lexington, Kentucky
Practice includes civil rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, disability law and education law.

Representative Clients

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission (1990-2010);
  • Paris Housing Authority (1990-present)
  • Catholic Action Center (2005 – present)

1988 – 1991
Sullivan College,
Department of Paralegal Studies
Lexington, Kentucky
Instructed Paralegal students in the following areas:
Torts, Litigation, Administrative Law, Domestic Relations

1999 – 2004
Kentucky Department of Education
Trained in mediation of issues involving special needs children.

2000 – present
Adjunct Professor,
“Legal Issues in Special Education,” (EDS 513)
– upper level and graduate students
University of Kentucky, College of Education
Lexington, Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • 1982 – current, Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1982 – current, Lexington-Fayette County Bar Association
  • 2004 – current, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA)
  • 1987-1991, Children’s Rights Committee, Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1998 – 2005, National Employment Law Association
  • 2012 – present, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

Guest Lecturer

November, 2012
Kentucky Special Education Law:

  • Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions  for Special Needs Students
  • Ensuring Successful Due Process Procedures
  • Ethics in Special Education Law

NBI Seminar
Lexington, Kentucky

June, 2011
Ethical Considerations:

  • Litigating to Win through Advanced Trial Advocacy

NBI Seminar
Lexington, Kentucky

December, 2005
Student Discipline:

  • IDEA Reauthorization in Kentucky

Lorman Educational Services
Louisville, Kentucky

June, 2001
Education Law
Fayette County Bar Association
Lexington, Kentucky

November, 1999
Individualized Education Plans:

  • Special Education Law in Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky
Professional Development Network
Tristan Colanna, (414)798-5242

October, 1999
Direct and Cross-Examination of Witnesses at Trial
Basic Lawyer’s Skill Training
Lexington, Kentucky
Access to Justice Foundation
Nan Hanley – (859)255-9913

October, 1999
Employment Issues Affecting Hospital Administrators
Central Baptist Hospital Employment Seminar
Lexington, Kentucky

June, 1999
Practice Before the Human Rights Commission
Fayette County Bar Association
Justice James Keller. Kentucky Supreme Court

June, 1997
Fair Housing Litigation in Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention

March, 1997
Hot Topics in School Law
Lexington, Kentucky
Lorman Education Services
Mary Lane, (715)833-3940

June, 1995
Trends of Education Law in Kentucky

  • Panel Discussion

Fayette County Bar Association
Justice James Keller. Kentucky Supreme Court


Consumer Law in Kentucky
Chapter 8, [email protected] (UK/CLE)
Lexington, Kentucky
University of Kentucky, 2005
Second Edition, 2010

Questions and Answers About Children and Law in Kentucky
Chapter 5:         Sexual Matters: Sexual Offenses,
Pornography and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Frankfort, Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association, 1990