William H. May, III received his B.A. degree from Western Kentucky University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Law. Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. May served as General Counsel for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation wherein he supervised legal staff and served as the Legislative and Executive Branch Agent for the Lottery. In addition to those duties, Mr. May was responsible for supervising outside counsel in litigation, establishing the internal rule and regulation process, handled all internal/external employment law and intellectual property matters and advised the Board and senior management on a variety of general corporate issues affecting the Lottery’s proprietary business.
In addition, Mr. May served as General Counsel to Governor Paul Patton’s 1999 re-election campaign and also was appointed as General Counsel to the Kentucky Democratic Party providing legal counsel and advice regarding complex campaign and election finance laws and regulations. Upon completion of his legal studies, Mr. May practiced as an associate with the Louisville law firm of Sheffer Hoffman wherein he managed the firms state-wide workers compensation practice and other significant client accounts.
Prior to joining the Lottery, Mr. May was an associate with a Louisville boutique law firm that specialized in multifaceted government relations work and business transaction for several construction and design-related clients. Mr. May is a member of the Fayette County and Jefferson County Bar Associations, the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. May’s primary practice is working with plaintiffs on matters relating to business contract issues and other types of general litigation disputes.