Stacy Tapke

Stacy Tapke

Stacy Tapke

Biography

Stacy Tapke was elected as the Kenton County Attorney on November 4, 2014. Prior to her election Stacy worked as an Assistant County Attorney, where her duties included handling civil matters for Kenton County, representing the Commonwealth in guardianship jury trials, assisting families with Casey’s Law and mental health petitions, collecting delinquent property taxes, and prosecuting misdemeanor and traffic offenses. She is the first woman in Kenton County’s history to hold this office.

Stacy has served on several local non-profits and professional organizations, including serving as president of LEGACY, secretary of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, past-president of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section, as a member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber’s Board of Directors, and presently serves as a member of the Redwood Board and Dorothy Wood Foundation.

Her awards and honors include receiving the first annual Service to Community Award presented by the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, the Rising Star award by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, the 2014 Vision 2015 Young Visionary Award, and the LEGACY Legend Award. In 2013 she was named by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the region’s Forty under 40.

Stacy and her husband Trey live in Edgewood with their two young sons, Richard and Teddy.

Experience (Reported Cases)

729, Inc., v. Kenton County Fiscal Court, 515 F.3d 485 (6th Cir. 2008)
Summe v. Kenton County Clerk’s Office, 604 F.3d 257 (6th Cir. 2010)

Admitted to Practice

Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth District

Bar & Professional Memberships

Secretary, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2009
Chair, Young Lawyers Section of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2008
Member, Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Executive Committee, 2008-2011
Chair, Programming Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association YLS Section, 2009
Chair, Communications Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association YLS Section, 2008
Member, Kentucky Bar Association Convention Planning Committee, 2009
Asst. Province President, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, 2005-2012
Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Civic & Charitable Service

President, LEGACY, 2009
Member, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2009-2010
Member, Dorothy Wood Foundation for Redwood, 2009-Present
Member, Redwood Board of Overseers, 2011-Present
Member, Northern Kentucky Forum Board, 2010-2013
Chair, LEGACY Next Generation Leader Awards Program, 2011-2013
Mentor, Holmes High School Mentoring Program, 2005-2006
Secretary, Kenton County Community Corrections Board, 2010-present
Member, Kenton County Republican Women’s Club

Awards & Honors

Received the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Award, 2016
Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2015
Received the Vision 2015 Young Visionary Award, 2014
Recognized as
Forty under 40, presented by the Cincinnati Business Courier, 2013
Received Service to Community Award, presented by the Kentucky Bar Association YLD, 2012
Received the LEGACY Legend Award 2011
Recognized as a Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, 2009
Northern Kentucky, Class of 2007

Education

J.D., University of Maryland College of Law (2004)
B.A., Purdue University (2000)