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Nanci M. House Biography

Nanci, a Kentucky native, is a partner at White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC and practices mainly in the area of family law and contract formation and dispute. Nanci appears regularly in Clark, Madison, Fayette, Powell and Montgomery Circuit and Family courts, as well as several of the other surrounding counties.

Nanci graduated magna cum laude from Transylvania University in 1996, with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science. While at Transylvania, Nanci was the Chief Hearing Officer for the Student Judicial Board, was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary, was Phi Alpha Theta history honorary president, was on the dance team, was a Student Orientation Leader, was a writing center tutor and was involved in many other service and community organizations. Nanci graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2003, where she was in the top 11% of her class and received the CALI award in Torts. While at UK law school, Nanci was an editor for the Kentucky Law Journal, was a member of the Honor Council, was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, was President of the Women's Law Caucus and was historian for the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Nanci was sworn in as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association in 2003 and has practiced at White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC since that time. Nanci is also licensed to practice law in federal court, in the Eastern District of Kentucky and before the United States Supreme Court. Nanci became a partner at White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC in 2008. Nanci is a member of the Clark, Madison and Fayette county bar associations.

Nanci is an active member of many community and service organizations. In 2013, Nanci received the Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Service to the Community Award. Nanci is an active member of the Junior League of Lexington, having served on numerous boards and communities and is its 2019 President. Nanci won the 2016 Junior League of Lexington Volunteer of the Year award. Nanci serves on the board of directors for the Chrysalis House, Dress for Success Lexington and the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky Lexington board.

Nanci's practice is varied and includes all areas of family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody, paternity, child support, timesharing, grandparents' rights, pre-nuptial agreement, post-nuptial agreements, termination of parental rights and abuse, neglect and dependency. Nanci has also worked extensively as Guardian Ad Litem for children. Nanci also handles contract formation and dispute, general civil litigation, appellate practice, estate planning, social security disability (SSI and RSDI), personal injury, premises liability, dog bite cases, administrative law and appeals, business entity formation, collection, and medical malpractice.

Nanci House

Nanci M. House

Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family law - divorce, custody, timesharing/ visitation, paternity, child support, prenuptial agreements, annulments, de facto custody, adoptions, grandparents’ visitation, termination of parental rights, abuse, neglect and dependency actions
  • Contract Formation and Dispute
  • Appellate Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Collections
  • Administration Law and Appeals
  • Social Security Disability
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2014

Fraternities/Sororities

Ancillary Businesses

References

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2003 to Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, 2003 to Present
  • Madison County Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2015 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • GAL v. FOC CLE, Clark County Bar Assn

Past Positions

  • McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, Law Clerk, 2001 to 2002
  • McCoy & West, Law Clerk, 2001 to 2001
  • Kentucky Senate Leadership, 2000

Current Employment Positions

  • Partner/Attorney

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Honors

  • Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers' Service to the Community award
  • Junior League of Lexington Volunteer of the Year award

Pro Bono Activities

  • Junior League of Lexington, 2006 to Present
  • Chrysalis House, 2008 to Present
  • Dress For Success Lexington, 2016
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Lexington Board, 2014 to Present
  • Kentucky Horse Park – regular volunteer, Present
  • Lexington Children’s Theatre – 2019 Celebrity Curtain Call cast, Present

Languages

  • English

Published Works

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