J. Thomas Rawlings

Lexington, Kentucky
Member

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

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Biography:

J. Thomas Rawlings practices in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial real estate transactions, business acquisitions, commercial collections and general litigation.

His practice also includes drafting purchase agreements, commercial real estate leasing, franchising and landlord/tenant litigation. His litigation experience includes the reported case of United Companies Lending Corporation v. Calvert, et al., Ky. App. 899 S.W.2d 514.

Areas of Practice:

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education:

  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    J.D., 1987
    Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    B.A., 1984
    Honors Program
    Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chairman, Board of Directors YMCA of Central Kentucky

Professional Highlights and Honors:

Selected Publications & Presentations::

  • “Bankrupt’s Obligation to Remove Toxic Waste Constitutes a Claim: Ohio v. William Lee Kovac Enterprise”
    Journal of Urban Contemporary Law