John G. Irvin, Jr.

The other day I received a thank you note from a client with a photo of her “new” used car, a 2012 Honda Civic. Her 15-year old Corolla had been totaled in a fender bender, and the insurance carrier for the other driver reneged on its settlement agreement. We got involved and were able to resolve the matter. A big case? It sure was to her. Helping clients navigate unfamiliar settings in which they never imagined they would find themselves is one of the pleasures of our work.

Practical Experience

Predatory lending defense. Defended a financial institution and its board members against multiple claims of predatory lending, ultimately prevailing before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kentucky Supreme Court decision. Garrard County Fiscal Court v Camps, 469 S.W.3d 409, (Ky. 2015). Curtailed the judicial expansion of concurrent employment, saving employers untold sums.

Medical malpractice resolution. Client received a verdict in excess of $200,000.

Proven Expertise


JD, University of Kentucky, 1978
BA, Brown University, 1975


Admitted to Practice

US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Professional Achievements

Past President, Fayette County Bar Association
Past Board Chair, Fayette County Pro Bono Program
Past President, Providence Montessori School
Past President, Northside Neighborhood Association
Past President, Tanbark Association of Neighbors


Professional Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Foundation
Fayette County Bar Foundation


Speaking Engagements

2018, Kinkead & Stilz Ethics + Tax Conference, Basics of 1031 Exchanges.