John F. Vincent

John F. Vincent

John F. Vincent

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John F. Vincent
Law Office of Martin & Vincent
University of Kentucky, J.D., 1984
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1981
State Representative, 100th District, 1996-2008

John Vincent is a lifelong resident of Eastern Kentucky. Born and raised in Ashland, John attended the University of Kentucky graduating with a B.A. in Political Science with high distinction. He obtained his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Kentucky College of Law, with high distinction. There he was selected as Order of the Coif, and served as Executive Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal.

John has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and judiciary. Legal ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability, and Legal Experience. Martindale-Hubbell considers an AV Preeminent Rating to be a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

John has a wide and varied law practice. He has been before the Courts of almost every county in Eastern Kentucky. John has tried personal injury actions for plaintiffs and for defendants. He has been involved in civil litigation regarding a number of different areas of the law. From the middle of 1996 through 2008, John represented a portion of Boyd County in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Appropriations and Revenue (Budget) Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee. He was also on the Rules Committee for the House. John authored the first identity theft legislation passed in Kentucky, the first bill to allow a person to direct payment of no-fault benefits, and a number of other pieces of legislation involving a variety of issues. As a member of the Budget and Transportation Committees, John advocated for the interests of Eastern Kentucky. John also served as a member of the Mountain Caucus while in Frankfort, made up of legislators united to represent the interest of our entire region.

Since the fall of 2011, John has served the Seventh Supreme Court District as a member of the Ethics Hotline for the Kentucky Bar Association. He has written several opinions to advise members of the Bar of the obligations required of them under the Rules. He has helped attorneys across our District with ethics issues that occur on a daily basis. John was recently elected to Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association for the 7th Supreme Court District. The Board is the governing body of the Kentucky Bar Association, of which all licensed Kentucky attorneys are a member. The Board administers and enforces the Rules of the Kentucky Supreme Court, which govern the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Two attorneys from each Kentucky Supreme Court District are elected to serve on the Board. The 7th Supreme Court District is in Eastern Kentucky ranging from Greenup County to Letcher and Harlan Counties, and westerly to Montgomery County. One attorney is elected each year for a two-year term of service by the members of each District. John's term with the Board of Governors will begin on July 1st.

John is actively involved in his community. For over 30 years John has been involved in coaching youth sports. He has been involved in Little League, American Legion baseball, and grade school basketball. He has in the past served as a board member for the United Way, and Northeast Kentucky Legal Services. He currently serves as a member of the board of Community Hospice, and the Summer Motion festival committee.

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Education
J.D. with High Distinction, Order of the Coif
Class of 1984

The College of Law is a college of the University of Kentucky. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University in 1799, the law program at UK began operations in 1908; it was one of the nation's first public law schools. In 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest student-run law review publication in the United States. As noted, the UK College of Law began operations in 1908. It was housed in a structure now known as the Gillis Building from 1927 to 1936. In 1936, the College moved into the newly built Lafferty Hall. Lafferty Hall was named after William T. Lafferty, the first dean of the College of Law. The College of Law again relocated to its current building located on South Limestone in 1965. In 1913, the College began publication of the Kentucky Law Journal. The KLJ is the tenth-oldest student-run law journal in continuous publication in America. In 1925, the College was approved by the American Bar Association and was elected to the Order of the Coif in 1931.

B.A. in Political Science with High Distinction
Class of 1981

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity, Excellence, Mutual respect and human dignity, Diversity and inclusion, Academic freedom, Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability, Shared governance, A sense of community, Work-life sensitivity, Civic engagement and Social responsibility.

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Executive Editor
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The Kentucky Law Journal is the tenth oldest law review published by the nation's law schools. Publication has been continuous since 1913. Four issues are published annually by the University of Kentucky College of Law. The Journal is edited entirely by a student editorial board, with guidance from a faculty advisor. Each issue contains articles written by prominent national scholars and notes written by Journal members encompassing a broad range of legal topics.

Career History
Representative from the 100th District
1996 - 2008
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