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I have been practicing law since 1993 and have significant experience in business, real estate and family law. I have been involved in a variety of major business transactions and, as a result, have a broad basis of knowledge and expertise in numerous areas of the law. I have significant experience in dealing with corporations and corporate restructuring. A number of my family law clients have benefitted from my business background during their divorce especially with regard to their business holdings and investments.
I am in recovery and that is a significant part of my life and my practice. As part of the process of recovery but as the result of my past alcohol abuse, I have been subject to a reprimand by the Kentucky Bar Association. Rather than being embarassed by this fact, I embrace it and am dedicated to staying sober and help others achieve sobriety. I am active in the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program whereby lawyers help other lawyers dealing with alcohol or substance abuse issues and other programs dealing with addiction and recovery.
I also serve on the Board of The Morton Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This unique institution supports a 12-step model of recovery and uses evidence-based practices to treat individuals, couples and families. It also partners with the Kentucky Bar Association to offer treatment to attorneys with chemical dependency problems.
In addition, I am sensitive to the needs of others dealing with alcohol or other issues and can provide valuable insight to those dealing with addiction or in relationships with people in addiction.
|KY||Authorized to practice law||1993||11/07/2019|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 06/25/2015
Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
James' comment:“This reprimand while significant was the result of behavior as a result of private issues. I fully respect the Bar's decision and have complied with all of their requests and requirements.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished status by peer review||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Volunteer Lawyer of the Year||Legal Aid Society||1997|
|Managing Partner||Hoge Partners, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Hoge & Associates, PLLC||2014 - 2016|
|Attorney||James K. Murphy||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman||1996 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Morton Center||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Downtown Rotary||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Louisville Bar Association publication||Future of Paperless Transactions||2003|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||JD||1993|
|Washington and Lee University||BA||1985|
|Continuing Legal Education||Landlord Tenant Law||2015|
|Continuing Legal Education||Foreclosure and Loan Workout||2015|
|Continuing Legal Education||Real Estate Leasing||2013|
|Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Nancy Heavrin, KY Ct. of Appeals, 2004-CA-000238-MR||Affirmed|
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