Our Team


Benny C. Epling II, BA, JD

Born in Pikeville, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 1997; admitted to practice in Kentucky (including before the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky). Preparatory education: University of Kentucky (B.A. 1994); Legal education, University of Kentucky (J.D. 1997). Moot Court Board, 1996-97; Member: Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations; Kentucky Defense Counsel; Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys.
Direct Telephone: 859-317-4411; Mobile: 859-494-2232; E-Mail: bepling@eplinglaw.com

Steven B. Black, BA, JD, Of Counsel

Born in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Bachelors of Arts in Economics, University of Kentucky, 2011 Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky, 2013. Admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Direct Telephone: 859-699-6791; E-Mail: bblack@eplinglaw.com

Sheena A. Patel, BS, JD

Born in Hazard, Kentucky. Admitted to the Kentucky Bar, 2019, New York Bar, 2011 and New Jersey Bar, 2010. Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Boston University, 2005; Juris Doctor, St. John’s University, 2010.
Direct Telephone: 859-317-4545; E-mail: spatel@eplinglaw.com

Charles D. Aaron, Jr., BA, JD

Born in Somerset, Kentucky; Bachelor of Arts, History, 1994, University of Kentucky; Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky, 1997; admitted to practice in the state courts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Direct Telephone: 859-317-4545, Ext 3; E-mail: caaron@eplinglaw.com


Heather L. Holbrook, BS

Born in Salem, Ohio. Bachelor of Science, Paralegal Studies, Sullivan University, 2012. Litigation Paralegal at Robinson & Epling, PSC, 2010-2014.
Direct Telephone: 859-317-4545, Ext 3; E-mail: hholbrook@eplinglaw.com


Emily R. Whalen, BSN, RN

BSN, Murray State University 2011. Nurse Claims Examiner – Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, Lexington, KY, July 2012 – November 2015. Staff RN – Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY, September 2011 – March 2014. Patient Care Assistant – Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, KY, May 2007 – August 2008. Licensed Workers’ Compensation Adjuster, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Jamie Grabowski RN, BSN, CCRN

Born in Lexington, Kentucky. Associates Degree in Nursing, Eastern Kentucky University, 1999. Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2010.

Mary B. Moore, RN, BSN, CPPS

Born in Louisville, Kentucky. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1978, University of Kentucky. Certified Professional in Patient Safety.

Business Manager

Megan B. Akers, BA, BS

Born in Pikeville, Kentucky. Bachelor of Arts, Paralegal Studies and Political Science 2017.
Direct Telephone: 859-317-4545; E-mail: Makers@eplinglaw.com