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Ridley M. Sandidge Jr.

Ridley M. Sandidge Jr.

Louisville, Kentucky
888-442-1603 (Toll Free)

Ridley M. Sandidge, Jr. was admitted to practice in 1976. Before joining RWSV as a member in 1997, Mr. Sandidge was a partner with the law firm of Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller, P.S.C., in Owensboro, Kentucky. He has significant trial experience in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky. He also has practiced extensively before various administrative and regulatory tribunals.

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Mr. Sandidge earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1972 and his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University in 1976, where he served as executive editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review.

Mr. Sandidge currently focuses his practice in the areas of civil defense litigation, utility regulatory matters and business transactions.

Mr. Sandidge is a member of the Kentucky, Louisville and American Bar Associations, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and Defense Research Institute, Inc., for which he served as Kentucky State Representative from 1997-2000. Mr. Sandidge also served as president of Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., from 1992-93.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1981


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Executive Editor Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1975 - 1976
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, President, 1992 - 1993
  • Defense Research Institute, Kentucky State Representative, 1997 - 2000
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller, P.S.C., Partner, 1981 - 1997