Michael Pike – Nolin RECC Attorney
The recently announced retirement of long-time Nolin RECC attorney John Scott started the cooperative on a search for a new attorney. Michael Pike was hired into the role in late spring as John Scott transitioned to retirement after 42 years of service to Nolin.
Mike was born and raised in Louisville as the oldest of 5 children. His mother Sandra Smith Pike was from Louisville and moved to Meade County when she was young. While living there, she met Mike’s father, Michael A. Pike, Sr., a Meade County native, and the couple eventually married and moved to Louisville to raise their family.
Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville. He married his wife, Julie, also a U of L graduate, and went to work in his father-in-law’s business. He later decided to go to law school at the University of Louisville, and in fact the Pikes’ second child was born while Mike was in law school. Today, Mike and Julie live in Vine Grove, have 3 children in their 20’s and have been married for 31 years.
With roots in Meade County, Mike and his family moved to Brandenburg where he began to practice law after graduation. He then went to work in Radcliff for Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Pike where he was a partner. After 18 years with the firm, he decided to open his own solo law practice in Elizabethtown in 2017.
This October, Mike will have been practicing law for 25 years.
Mike’s legal experience includes estate planning and probate work, business formations and contracts, as well as some personal injury and real estate. He has also served as the attorney for the City of Radcliff over 20 years and for the City of Vine Grove for 22 years. Additionally, he has been the general counsel for Lincoln Trail Area Development District for 7 years. He has also represented the Brown-Pusey House and the City of Muldraugh for many years.
Mike brings this wealth of experience to the cooperative and its members. He says he was interested in the job based largely on Nolin’s reputation at the local, state and national level. He credits the board of directors and cooperative leadership for their sincere dedication to the members and to understanding the issues facing the co-op.
While recognizing the challenges ahead for the utility industry, he is committed to doing his best for the co-op. John Scott’s confidence in him, he admits, means a lot. “I’m not able to replace John, but my hope is to come in and do the best job that I can and make Nolin proud.”