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James C. Worthington Sr.

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About me

I am a lawyer with extensive experience in estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates, including five years as a trust officer at a successful regional bank. Over the years, I have focused particularly on issues involving closely held businesses, from formation to business succession. I also have experience handling complex and novel trust and estate tax issues. In all of this, one of my core strengths is offering practical advice that respects business realities.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
  3. Tax: 20%



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  • Jefferey M Yussman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim for over 15 years and have worked with him on numerous cases; both in private practice and when he was a trust officer at a local trust company. Jim is very competent, easy-going and conscientious. I have no hesitation referring others to him for legal representation.


    Jefferey Yussman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Worthington Law Firm

200 S 5th St Ste 610
First Trust Centre, North
Louisville, KY, 40202-3215


KYAuthorized to practice law200009/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elected ACTEC FellowACTEC2014
Best Lawyers in LouisvilleLouisville Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyWorthington Law Firm2010 - Present
Wealth Advisor VPStock Yards Bank & Trust Co.2005 - 2010
CounselStites & Harbison, PLLC2000 - 2005
PartnerPoe Hoof & Reinhardt1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Workforce BoardsBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Kentuckiana WorksChair2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bagby v. Koch, 98 S.W.3d 521Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at LawLimits on Powers of Attorney2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Alabama School of LawN/AN/A2011
Duke University School of LawN/AN/A1992
Washington University in St. LouisN/AN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UK Midwest Midsouth CLEProbate and Estate Update2015