Shawn Rosso Alcott


Phone: (270) 782-8160

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Shawn Rosso Alcott


Areas of Practice

Health Care
Medical Malpractice
Environmental Law

Shawn has concentrated her practice in two distinct areas: health care and the environment.  While seemingly dissimilar, both fields are dominated by extensive and complex regulations and the use of technical experts.  Whether a client’s legal needs involve the application of an intricate set of regulations or the examination of a highly specialized expert witness, Shawn is able to advocate her client’s interests confidently.  She is a frequent speaker on all areas of healthcare law including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations.  In the past, Shawn has taught Environmental Law as an adjunct professor in the Department of Geology and Geography at Western Kentucky University.  She has developed an area of expertise in advising local governments on solid waste issues.  While Shawn’s current practice has focused upon these specialized areas of the law, her experience as a staff attorney for the Kentucky Court of Appeals and an Assistant Warren County Attorney provides her with a background of experience in a wide range of legal issues.

Shawn has in the past served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky and the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc., a local organization that provides constructive social and educational after school programming for young women.  Shawn has also served as a volunteer with Junior Achievement and is a graduate of the Leadership Bowling Green program.  She is a past nominee for the Bowling Green Athena Award as well as the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission Professional Woman of Distinction. Shawn currently serves as a deacon in her church and is an active volunteer at W.R. McNeill Elementary School where her children are students.

Bar Admissions

  • 1993, Kentucky


  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1990)
  • University of Kentucky (J.D., 1993)


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Bowling Green Alumni Association


  • Author, “Acid Rain: The Use of Diplomacy, Policy and the Courts to Solve a Transboundary Pollution Policy,” Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law, Vol. 8, No. 2.
  • Co-Author, “Hospital and Healthcare Provider Liability,” Kentucky Health Law, Chapter 6, University of Kentucky Office of Legal Education, third Edition – 2000, Fourth Edition – 2004, and Edition – 2008.


  • “Overview of HIPAA Privacy Regulations,” Bowling Green, KY – 2002.
  • “HIPAA Compliance: Understanding and Implementing the Security and Privacy Regulations in Kentucky,” Lorman Education Services, Bowling Green, KY – 2002
  • “Why Should You Care About HIPAA?,” Bowilng Green, KY – 2002; Owensboro, KY – 2002
  • “Disclosure of Information Issues Under HIPAA in Kentucky,” Lorman Educatino Services, Bowling Green, KY – 2002
  • “Overview of HIPAA Privacy Regulations,” Bowling Green, KY – 2003
  • “What Lawyers (and their staff) Need to Know About HIPAA Privacy Regs,” Warren County Bar Association Brown Bag CLE, Bowling Green, KY – 2003; Warren County Bar Association Brown Bag CLE, Bowling Green, KY – 2004
  • “The HIPAA Privacy Regulations in a Nutshell,” Bowling Green, KY – 2003
  • “Advance Directives: Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney?,” Community Education Program, Bowling Green, KY – 2005
  • “Advance Directives: Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney?,” Bowling Green, KY – 2005
  • “Recent Health Law Developments – Electronic Documents and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005,” Bowling Green, KY – 2007
  • “Medical Records – Privacy and Security,” Lorman Education Services, Bowling Green, KY – 2008
  • “Is Flow Control OK – the Impact of United Haulers Association v. Onieda-Herkimer Solid Waste managemetn Authority,” Bowling Green, KY – 2008
  • “Health Law Information,” Lorman Education Services, Bowling Green, KY – 2009
  • “Advance Directives – Beyond the Basics,” Bowling Green, KY – 2011


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