John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice and co-chairs the Trust & Estate Litigation practice. He litigates business, estate and trust, and fiduciary disputes. He represents fiduciaries in disputes with trust beneficiaries over how trust assets are managed. His business litigation practice includes contract disputes involving technology transfers.
As a result of his many career successes, John is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. Best Lawyers has recognized John as the Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 and the Securities Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014. He has also been named the Trust and Estate Attorney of the Year in Kentucky in 2015 by Global Law Experts and Corporate INTL and the "Best in Technology Transfer Disputes" in Kentucky for 2015 by Corporate America Awards.
John is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, and American Bar associations. Dedicated to helping the Louisville community, he has been a member of Citizens for Better Judges for more than 20 years. He is married and has a son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. He enjoys history and golf.
After a 2 ½ week trial in the Bourbon Circuit Court in 2013, obtained a favorable jury verdict setting aside an estate plan on the basis of undue influence and unsound mind and awarding damages exceeding $550,000 for misappropriation of Trust funds.