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Meet The BOG Candidates

Voting for the 2023 Kentucky Justice Association Board of Governors will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022 during the 2022 Annual Convention at The Westin in Downtown Cincinnati. You must be registered for the convention to vote.


Meet the candidates for the 2023 Board of Governors below:

Governors At Large
John Abaray, Louisville
Jeff Adamson, Louisville

Jeff is an attorney with Paul Casi, II, PSC.  Jeff has served 6 terms on the Board. During his time, he has authored numerous KJA amicus briefs and served as Advocate Co-Editor.

Lonita Baker, Louisville

Blake Bowling, Middlesboro

Blake Bowling grew up in Middlesboro, located in Bell County, Kentucky, in the southeast region of the state.  Blake graduated from the UK in 2009 and the UofL, Brandeis School of Law in 2012.  Blake became passionate about injury law while working for Larry Franklin, Mark Gray and Matt White while a student in Louisville.  Blake has almost exclusively practiced injury law for the past nine years. 

Greg Bubalo, Louisville

Board Certified both in Trial & Pre-Trial Advocacy by NBTA; Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers; KJA & AAJ member since 2002; President's Club Member; Primary owner of Becker Law Office

Kevin Burke, Louisville

Paul Casi, III, Louisville
Lisa Circeo, Lexington
Tony Colyer, Louisville
Nick Craddock, Louisville
Kate Dunnington, Louisville

Joel Franklin, Louisville
Seth Gladstein, Louisville

Practice focuses on medical negligence & other serious injuries; Kentucky Super Lawyer for past 7 years; KJA Board of Governors for past 7 years; President of the Louisville Bar Association in 2022.

Andrew Grabhorn, Louisville
Wilson Greene, Louisville

Josh Hicks, Lexington

Chauncey Hiestand, Louisville
Jon Hollan, Louisville
Stacy Ivey, Bowling Green
Billy Johnson, Pikeville
Eric Kiser, Cincinnati

Eric Kiser has been a member of KJA since 2015. He recently moved from Louisville to NKY/Cincinnati. Eric practices with Thomas Law Offices, with a focus on personal injury and nursing home cases in Kentucky and Ohio.

Justin May, Louisville
Chad McCoy, Bardstown
Frederick Moore, Louisville
Ann Oldfather, Louisville

The Kentucky Justice Association is a must-membership for anyone who cares about trial by jury. The single best way to preserve our right in this Commonwealth to get to a court and a jury is by keeping KJA strong. And the single best way to have a win instead of a loss is to use the resources that come to you as a member of KJA. 

I do everything I can to support KJA, and ask the same of each of you: some have more time—give that; some have more money—give that; some have more talent—give that.

As for qualifying myself for this position, I have practiced law for 46 years after graduating from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in December, 1975. I left my first job at Wyatt Tarrant and Combs after eight years because I wanted to help people who had been wronged. I have done exclusively that for the last thirty-eight years. 

My proudest achievements are being the recipient of the 2001 Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer of the Year award from this organization, and my membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates.

Hans Poppe, Louisville

Jessica Powell, Cincinnati

Kelly Reeves, Louisville
Andre Regard, Lexington
Kevin Renfro, Louisville
Chris Rhoads, Owensboro
Kathleen Thompson, Louisville
Todd Varellas, Lexington
Kevin Weis, Louisville
John Whitfield, Madisonville
Nathan Williams, Campbellsville

Jeremy Winton, Louisville

Young Lawyers

Blake Donithan, Louisville

Miles Mussetter, Louisville

Julie Pahler, Louisville

Taylor Richard, Louisville
Teris Swanson, Paducah

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