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Jerome Park Prather

Personal injury Attorney at Lexington, KY

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also known as Jay Prather

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Jay Prather is a partner at Garmer & Prather. He is committed to the representation of clients who have been seriously injured, have been the victim of a workplace wrong, or whose rights have been adversely affected.

Jay has been recognized by his peers. He is rated AV-Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell* peer review, the highest rating an attorney can receive, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Jay has been elected as a governor of the Kentucky Justice Association, and selected to the American Inns of Court. He was recently called on to testify before the Kentucky Senate's Judiciary Committee about the effect of proposed legislation that would have limited the Attorney General's ability to contract with lawyers on a contingency fee basis. He also serves the profession through leadership with the Young Lawyer's Division of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University with a double major in economics and political science in 2003. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. At UK, he was named Outstanding Third-Year Staff Member of the Kentucky Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. He was also a member of the Environmental Law Society, Student Public Interest Law Foundation, and American Constitution Society.

Jay is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Kentucky. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in Ohio, Tennessee, and Alabama. He is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Inn of Court – Central Kentucky chapter, and the American Constitution Society. Jay is a Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.

Jay lives in Lexington, where he is a deacon at Crestwood Christian Church and is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. He is a former editor-in-chief of Vanderbilt University's Orbis, a former chairman of Habitat for Humanity’s Vanderbilt University Campus Chapter, and an Eagle Scout. He has been with the firm since he began as a law clerk in 2004.

Licensed for 16 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Garmer & Prather PLLC
141 N Broadway
Lexington, KY, 40507-1230


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Garmer & Prather, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Garmer & O'Brien, LLP
  • 2006 - 2009


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Lexington History Museum
  • Board of Trust
  • 2016 - Present
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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  • Kentucky Law Journal
  • Tax exemption of American churches and other non-profits: One election cycle after Branch Ministries v. Rossotti
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • National Webinar
  • Navigating the Federal Tort Claims Act & Its Impact on Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • 2017
  • Bench & Bar CLE
  • Social media in today’s litigation: How to protect your client and advance your case.
  • 2017
  • Annual Convention
  • Kentucky Supreme Court update
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jay for many years and he is as dedicated, smart, tenacious, and creative a lawyer as any that I know. Further he generously provides his time to supporting the civil justice system and fights tooth-and-nail for his clients. I give him my strongest possible endorsement."
Personal injury
Lexington Personal injury Lawyer Jerome Park Prather
Jerome Park Prather
Personal injury Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 16 years
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