John Wathen is an attorney in the firm’s Louisville office where he is a member of the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. John’s practice focuses on representing creditors in bankruptcy court, general commercial litigation, commercial real estate disputes, lender liability actions, and contested mortgage litigation.
Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, Board of Directors
FOCUS Louisville, Spring 2018
Leadership Owensboro, 2016
2018 Legal Food Frenzy, Firm Representative (sponsored by Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Kentucky Secretary of State's Office and Kentucky Association of Food Banks)
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, John was an attorney for a firm in Owensboro, Kentucky, where he gained extensive experience in commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and was Notes Editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Law. John also served as a judicial intern for Hon. Joseph H. McKinley, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky.
John serves on the board for Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies, on the Executive Committee for the Young Lawyers' Division of the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the firm representative for the 2018 Legal Food Frenzy.
John enjoys spending time with his wife and family, golf, reading, and working on his Ford Bronco.
President Trump’s recent executive order offers a full-throated endorsement of the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program. The Order, signed on December 11, 2018, establishes the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John S. Wathen to its board of directors.