A.J. practices in Business Torts and Trust & Estate Litigation in the firm’s Business Litigation group. He represents individuals and companies in commercial litigation, including shareholder derivative actions, and also represents fiduciaries in trust and estate lawsuits involving breach of fiduciary duty claims. On behalf of a bank trustee client, A.J. was part of the SKO team that secured $2.6 million in attorney’s fees and costs under the Kentucky Uniform Trust Code’s fees shifting provision.
For nearly a decade, A.J. has concentrated his practice on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. He represents law firms and individual lawyers facing the break-up of their firms or lawyer departures from a firm. He also represents lawyers and law firms being sued by their former law partners.
A.J. is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics issues, including conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, law firm advertising and risk management, and law firm departures. Since 2007, he also has represented SKO on these issues as the firm’s Deputy General Counsel. A.J. is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
A.J.’s appreciation for diplomacy and strategic thinking is credited to his lifelong passion for history, especially military history. “I use those skills to provide well-rounded advice to my clients – not only to address their immediate concerns, but also to help them realize their ultimate goals and to help them plan for the future.”