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.

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


  • 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
J. THOMAS RAWLINGS - Administrative & Regulatory Law, Appellate Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring, Business & Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Estate Planning, Litigation & Probate Law, Insurance Law

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