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John Edward Reynolds

Criminal defense Attorney at Lexington, KY

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Judge Reynolds

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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Mr. Reynolds began his legal career in Lexington as a law clerk at Sturgill, Turner and Truitt. He then served as In-house Counsel for a leading Thoroughbred stud farm in Fayette County. After several years of employment in the Thoroughbred industry, Mr. Reynolds opened his Office in 1999 in Nicholasville and later opened a second office in downtown Lexington at 101 W. Short Street. In January of 2018 he was appointed the Fayette Circuit Court as Judge for Division 3 and again appointed in 2019 for Division 4 of the Fayette Circuit Court.

Mr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar by the Supreme Court of Kentucky in 1997. Mr. Reynolds is also admitted and qualified to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Prior to graduating from law school at UK, Mr. Reynolds received his Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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Posted by viv | August 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney and former Judge
Hired John for a case and could immediately tell he has vast experience in all aspects of law and forums. This gives him a definite advantage. He can read through a file and immediately pinpoint the legal issues and challenges. I have never known John to be anything but helpful and polite, he's a people person. He understands Constitutional Law. I would definitely hire him again for any case, civil or criminal.
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Posted by Ben | November 4, 2017
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John did an excellent job. Have recommended him to anyone I hear has a problem. Answered all my questions. Guided my ignorance through the legal process told me what to expect and how it would play out. Stood for my rights I'm the court room and did an excellent job
Posted by Miracle | August 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Reynolds is a wonderful attorney! I would highly recommend him to people. He's very easy to talk to and understands situations completely and only wants the best for his clients!
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
John was very thorough and knowledgable throughout my case. He made every effort to ensure I was granted the best outcome, in which case I was. I felt very at ease throughout the process and would most definitely recommend his expertise!
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and honest
Mr. Reynolds demonstrated a thorough understanding of the law and was able to break it down into language I could understand. I found him to be honest and forthright in our consultation.
Posted by Davis | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I hope I don't need to, but I'd hire John again if I did!
John has handled or assisted in handling a few circumstances for me including hammering out my late mothers estate and a traffic ticket. Aside from just being generally thorough and professional, John reduced my traffic ticket to a voluntary donation. I would hire John again if circumstances render his services useful again.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Not personable
He isn’t very personable at all. He forgot a lot of important things about my case which caused in a bad outcome. He has a very snotty personality. He don’t treat people with respect. I personally do not recommend
Response from John Reynolds July 3, 2021
Fake review. Not actual client
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Work Experience

  • Circuit Court Judge
  • Fayette Circuit Court
  • 2018 - 2019
  • General Counsel
  • Payson Stud Management, LLC
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Judicial Internship
  • Fayette Disctrict Court
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Sturgill, Turner and Truitt
  • 1995 - 1997
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  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Jessamine County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jessamine County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2000 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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