Stephen Abell Dexter

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  • Shareholder/Partner


Danville, KY



(859) 236-1483


Stephen A. Dexter is a shareholder in the Danville law firm of Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter & Tucker, P.S.C. He earned his bachelor of arts in English and Government from Centre College in 2004 and his law degree from Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2008, where he was a member of the law review. He began practicing with his firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2011. Areas of concentration include real estate, estate planning, estate administration, business planning, transactions and general civil work. He also serves as City Attorney for the City of Danville. Stephen is a lifelong Danville resident, graduating from Danville High School in 2000 and is a member of Southland Christian Church, where he plays and sings with the worship team. He is married to Stacey Dexter and has three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Business and Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Municipal
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking
  • Education

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2011


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
    • Honors: Tax Moot Court Team
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Student Government Association, President
    • Major: Government
    • Major: English

Representative Clients

  • City of Danville - Kentucky
  • Boyle County Board of Education
  • Danville Board of Education
  • Farmers National Bank of Danville
  • Central Kentucky Agricultural Association
  • Central Kentucky Federal
  • First Southern National Bank


  • Estate Planning Seminar, Alzheimer's Association
  • Estate Planning Seminar, Inter-County Energy Cooperative
  • Estate Planning Seminar, Centenary United Methodist Church

Honors And Awards

  • Young Centre Associate of the Year, 2014
  • Best Attorney Reader's Choice Award 2017, The Advocate Messenger

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Municipal Attorneys Association of Kentucky, 2012 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Southland Christian Church, Member
  • Family Services Association of Boyle County - Board of Directors, 2009 to 2012
  • Wilderness Trace Community Foundation, Board of Directors, Board Chair 2013, 2009 to 2013
  • Heart of Danville MainStreet Program, Board of Directors, 2009 to 2011

Ancillary Businesses

  • Title Insurance Agent/Fidelity National Title Group/Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company


  • Phi Delta Theta