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Donald Wes Sullenger

Employment and labor Attorney at Paducah, KY

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Wes Sullenger, D. Wes Sullenger

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 16 years
    Tennessee - TN 23 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Donald

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I began my career in Nashville, Tennessee,serving as a judicial clerk then practicing in a mid-size law firm for three years. In my private practice, I represented employers of all sizes in employment litigation, employment law compliance matters, and commercial litigation.  My work spanned numerous industries, including contractors, newspapers and television stations, retailers, music companies, transportation companies, and healthcare companies for employers located in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, Michigan, and Florida.


The work I performed for employers was interesting and kept me busy, but let me feeling empty.  In late 2005, my wife and I returned to our hometown of Paducah, Kentucky to address some family matters. I spent an unhappy year as a law professor before deciding to help real people and small businesses in the real world by opening the Sullenger Law Office.  In September 2017, I merged my practice with Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP in order to be able to provide even more resources to my clients.


I represent people who have been illegally mistreated by their employers, government agencies, and others as well as small businesses wrongly accused of misconduct.  This work gives me the fulfillment I lacked in my earlier defense practice -- I work hard for people who themselves worked hard but got knocked down unfairly by a company that held power of them because of their employment relationship.


Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP
410 Broadway
Paducah, KY, 42001


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Posted by Marshall | October 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Most Honest Lawyer I Ever Met!!
I was wrongfully terminated by a Fortune 100 retailer and Mr. Sullenger did a phenomenal job taking on their corporate lawyers. He was extremely well prepared, thorough, and his manner impressed the judge. I am convinced that his professionalism had a huge impact on forcing a quick settlement. More importantly, he helped me navigate the emotional turmoil associated with this kind of case. He didn't see me as a pay check or a case number. The day I walked in to his office I gained a true friend, not just an attorney.
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Posted by Trish | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
honest and genuine
Wes kept me in the loop during the entire process. He was always very upfront, honest, and his firm genuinely cares about you as a person. Great choice in attorneys! I will always recommend Wes to those needing legal services!
Posted by stacy | August 13, 2015
very helpful and supportive
Wes is currently working on a case for me. As a an attorney Wes keeps his clients informed on their case, is always available to answer any questions and concerns and makes his clients feel like a human. Wes has a true passion for the law and for doing what is best for his clients.
Posted by Roxy | August 9, 2015
Accommodating and knowledgeable.
Wes was willing to go to bat for me and was very insightful during the whole process. He gave me the distinct feeling that he was "on my team."


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • Sullenger Law Office, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Law Professor
  • American Justice School of Law
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • King & Ballow Law Offices
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Tennessee Court Of Appeals, Middle Section
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Louisville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Boling v. North Marshall Water District
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Brandon Williams
  • Very favorable plea bargain
  • Spees v. James Marine
  • This was a loss but still important


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif Graduate
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2001
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • University of Louisville
  • 1998


  • Business Insider (Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • Unbiased Investigations Essential to Alleged Employee Wrongdoing
  • 2004
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Wes for over 10 years. We worked together at a Nashville firm. Since he has been in practice in Paducah, we have stayed in touch and referred each other cases from time to time. I have the utmost respect for his legal abilities and he is a scrappy fighter for his clients. Two great qualities in any attorney."

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Paducah Employment and labor Lawyer Donald Wes Sullenger
Donald Wes Sullenger
Employment and labor Attorney
Paducah, KY
Licensed for 23 years