John S. Wathen

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division (Executive Committee), 2nd District Elected Representative (2016 Outstanding District Representative); 2017 KBA Convention Committee
Community Involvement

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)

More than Stites & Harbison

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.

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Client Alerts

Trump Goes All In On Opportunity Zones with Recent Executive Order

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.

by John S. Wathen December 21, 2018
Press Releases

John S. Wathen appointed to Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John S. Wathen to its board of directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 03, 2018
Client Alerts

New Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules Could Have a Major Effect on the Rights of Secured Creditors

On April 27, 2017, the Supreme Court adopted and submitted to Congress various amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. The rules become effective December 1, 2017. Some of the most significant changes...
by John S. Wathen November 15, 2017
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison welcomes John Wathen to its Louisville, Kentucky office

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney John S. Wathen to the Louisville, Ky., office. He joins the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Wathen’s practice focuses on lender liability actions, contested mortgage litigation (TILA...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 10, 2017