Bernard F. Lovely, Jr.

Lexington, Kentucky
Of Counsel

Phone: (859) 252-9000
Fax: (859) 233-4269

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Bernard Lovely primarily practices in the areas of equine law, business transactions, real estate and insurance defense. He also serves as a mediator for equine disputes.

Mr. Lovely has taught equine law courses at the University of Kentucky College of Law and Midway College. He also has taught legal writing at the University of Kentucky and spoken at numerous seminars on equine law, mediation, business associations, and municipal law.

Before he became an attorney, Mr. Lovely taught modern British and American literature at the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Weber College and Warner Southern College.

Mr. Lovely is actively involved in the Lexington community, having served as chairman of the Bluegrass Airport Board of Directors and as a member of the Commerce Lexington Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.

Areas of Practice:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Municipal Bonds and Public Finance

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1978
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1993


  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.)
    J.D., 1983
  • Morehead State University (Morehead, Ky.)
  • Morehead State University (Morehead, Ky.)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Equestrian Events, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Annual National Conference on Equine Law, Planning Committee
  • Lexington Rotary Club
  • Commerce Lexington, Board of Directors & Board of Trustees (former)
  • Bluegrass Airport, Board of Directors & Chairman (former)

Professional Highlights & Honors:

  • AV PreeminentTM peer review rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers®, Top Rated, Business & Corporate Attorney, 2009
  • Former Professor of Equine Law
    University of Kentucky, College of Law
    Midway College
  • Former Professor of Legal Writing
    University of Kentucky, College of Law