Home> Legal Associations> Civil Justice / Trial Lawyers Associations >KJA - Kentucky Justice Association
Logo of the KJA
Contribute to the information on this page: Suggest Edits

Kentucky Justice Association (KJA)

About the KJA


  • Founded: 1954
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Mission and History

The Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) was founded in 1954. Today, the organization has grown to nearly 1,400 members and evolved into a strong political voice for individual and consumer rights.

The KJA seeks to improve the legal profession by educating Kentucky personal injury lawyers and other attorneys as a professional organization. It also performs advocacy by lobbying the Legislature for access to justice and consumer rights, and against so-called "tort reform" efforts that limit the right to a jury. The KJA also has a political arm that may make campaign expenditures for and against candidates.

The KJA is committed to educating consumers about their rights and training trial lawyers through quality continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.



Executive Committee and District Vice Presidents

Penny Unkraut Hendy
Fort Wright, KY
Robert D. Mattingly
Vice President
Louisville, KY
Jay R Vaughn
Fort Wright, KY

Board of Governors

Tad Thomas
AAJ Secretary
Louisville, KY
Chandrika Srinivasan
AAJ Governor
Louisville, KY
Seth Alkon Gladstein
Louisville, KY

Past Presidents

Vanessa B Cantley
Louisville, KY
H Philip Grossman
Louisville, KY
Liz Jeannette Shepherd
Louisville, KY

KJA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Christian Dietrich Searcy
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
Tad Thomas
Thomas Law Offices
Louisville, KY
View Profile
Brent Cox
Lexington, KY
View Profile
Robert A. Klingler
Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A.
Cincinnati, OH
View Profile
Darryl Lee Isaacs
Isaacs & Isaacs
Louisville, KY
View Profile
Steven Michael Frederick
Louisville, KY
View Profile

Contact the KJA

Kentucky Justice Association (KJA)
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 8
Louisville, KY 40223
Office: (502) 339-8890

Online Profiles

More About the KJA

Benefits of Membership

For Kentucky attorneys, the benefits of joining the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) include:

  • A listing on the KJA online Membership Directory which can lead to referrals from other attorneys or members of the public;
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues;
  • The opportunity to attend Kentucky's top continuing legal education (CLE) seminars with reduced registration fees;
  • Professional publications such as a bi-monthly magazine known as The Advocate;
  • Access to other publications including auto accident case forms manual, cause of action manual, and the verdicts and settlement database;
  • Access to TrialSmith's document and deposition bank;
  • Access to List Servers where members can share information and asks questions;
  • Ability to join special sections for Domestic Relations Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Plaintiff Only Law; and
  • Access to meeting space at KJA's headquarters in Louisville.

Six times a year, the KJA publishes a magazine that is sent out to 1,500 readers in the State of Kentucky. The Advocate contains articles on timely topics facing trial lawyers throughout the state.


The Kentucky Justice Association has special sections, including:

  • Criminal
  • Domestic Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Plaintiff Only

Members of these sections enjoy a special listserv for each section as well as special recognition on the KJA Membership Director and Desk Reference, which can lead to referrals from other attorneys in the organization and members of the public.

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Kentucky

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Kentucky which includes both KJA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the KJA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for KJA past presidents and KJA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the KJA.

Use this directory to find a Kentucky personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

Suggest an Edit

Thanks, your suggestion has been sent to our support team