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Glenn David Denton began his legal career on July 31, 1995. Graduating from Paducah Tilghman High School, Centre College, and Chase College of Law, he returned to Paducah to practice with his father and the staff that watched him grow up. After twenty-five years, a broad range of legal experiences, and more than fifteen trials to verdict, he enjoys providing legal services and advice to clients today more than ever. Glenn counsels with clients regularly on how to avoid litigation and solve their problems before ending up in court. He believes that ending up in a lawsuit is not the best option to resolve differences. He represents individuals, small business owners, corporations, cities, and counties on a regular basis. He takes his role as a counselor as seriously as his role as a litigator. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as federal and state courts throughout Kentucky and Illinois. He frequently serves as local counsel to out-of-state attorneys practicing in the region. From the purchase of a home, to a will contest, to courtroom litigation between competitors, to economic development projects. Glenn has developed a high profile and respected reputation to handle all types of legal matters in western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. In 2005, he was awarded the Chase Alumni Association’s Outstanding Recent Alumnus award.

Through his civic work, Glenn knows the Jackson Purchase region and the Commonwealth of Kentucky well. Early in his career, he taught real estate law as an adjunct professor at the local community college. Glenn is a past chairman of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and current chairman of the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Visitors Board serving a second tour of duty. He serves on the board of directors for Paducah Bank & Trust Company which has over $500 million in assets. He serves on the Mercy Health Lourdes Board and is past chair of the Mercy Health Foundation-Lourdes Board. He also serves as treasurer and audit and finance committee chairman for the board for Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky which provides legal malpractice insurance to lawyers throughout Kentucky. In 2008, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear appointed Glenn to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education which is responsible for coordinating higher education in the Commonwealth. He was re- appointed to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in 2012 and confirmed both times by the Kentucky General Assembly. He served on Council Postsecondary Education for almost nine (9) years and as chair from 2015-2017.

Glenn is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. IADC is an invitation-only professional association for corporate and insurance defense attorneys throughout the world. Members are distinguished partners in large and small law firms, senior counsel in corporate and insurance law departments, and insurance executives.


  • Centre College (B.A., 1992)
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law (J.D., 1995)

Admitted to Practice 

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice in Kentucky
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois

Representative Assignments and Cases 

  • Successfully represented a family-owned gun shop when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms attempted to revoke its license to sell guns
  • Secured a defense verdict for a small business owner when her competitor brought suit on claims pertaining to business torts in an attempt to halt the start-up of her new business
  • Obtained dismissals and summary judgments on behalf of various cities pertaining to personal injury claims brought against them
  • Successfully argued before the Kentucky Court of Appeals when a state licensing board tried to revoke a health professional’s license to do business
  • Represented a nationally-based, interactive marketing company in its sale to a Silicon Valley- based venture capital company
  • Guided a local client with a multi-state presence to the successful conclusion of trademark litigation brought against it, including hiring an out-of-state law firm for litigation services
  • Tried a mobile home fire case to jury verdict and mitigated the damages sought from his client
  • Tried three real estate cases to verdict involving issues pertaining to a boundary line, an easement and a farm lease, respectively
  • Successfully settled an employment case brought directly by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a local employer
  • Served as local counsel for large corporations in an alleged benzene personal injury case brought in state court ending with summary judgment being granted to all defendants
  • Successfully defended a will contest case and obtained a judgment on a counter-claim for defamation
  • Completed a land transfer involving the United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Provided services for the completion of an economic development project involving a city, a county, purchaser, bond holders and lease holder

Professional Memberships and Affiliations 

  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chase College of Law Alumni Association

Professional/Personal Achievements

  • Chairman and member, Lourdes Foundation Board, 2014-2023
  • Board member-Mercy Health Lourdes Board, 2019-Present
  • Treasurer and board member, Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, 2006-present
  • Past Chairman and member, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2008-2017
  • Past Chairman, American Red Cross Heroes Campaign
  • Past Chairman, McCracken County Democratic Party Executive Committee
  • Past Chairman, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, and current chairman, Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Past Chairman, Paducah Summer Festival Committee
  • Adjunct Professor of Real Estate, Paducah Community College, 1999-2002