ACCL Membership Directory

Buckner Hinkle

  • Hinkle Holding Company, LLC
  • PO Box 607
  • Paris, Kentucky 40362-0607


  • Undergraduate: B.A., Political Science University of the South, 1970
  • Law School: University of Kentucky College of Law, 1974

Career History


  • Houlihan – Elliott – Hinkle Dispute Resolution, PLLC, 2016-Present
  • Hinkle Holding Company, LLC, Officer, Director and General Counsel, 2016-Present
  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 1983-2016
  • Harbison, Kessinger, Lisle & Bush, 1974-1982


Professional Activities

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution, ABA Forum on Construction Law, American Arbitration Association, Arbitration and Mediation Panel, Associated General Contractors

Professional Organizations and Activities:

  • American College of Construction Lawyers, (1996-present); Board of Governors (2017-present); Nominating Committee (2013-14); “Hot Tips” Chair (1998)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Member (1984-present); Governing Committee (1996-2002), Chair (2000-01); Division 2 (Contract Documents) (1986-present), Chairman (1993-95), Steering Committee (1991-95)
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Construction Mediators
  • Associated General Contractors of America, Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors, (2002-present); Kentucky Chapter Legislature and Licensing Committee, (2001-present); Chair, (2004-present); National AGC Contract Documents Committee, (1999-present)
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Public Contract and Construction Law Section, Chairman (1994-95); Vice Chairman (1993-94); Litigation Section, Chairman (1991-92), Vice Chairman (1990-91); Bar Center Expansion Committee (1991-93)

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Court Admissions

  • Kentucky State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Community Activities

  • Morehead State University Board of Regents (1991-2003), Board Chair (1999-2003), Foundation Board Member (2013-present); Board Chair (2016-present)
  • Kentucky Center for Traditional Music Advisory Board (2009-present)
  • University of the South, Board of Regents (2016-present)
  • University of the South, Board of Trustees (2013-2016)

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