A tremendous benefit of membership in the Louisville Bar Association is the opportunity to join one or more of the practice-related sections. The LBA offers 20 sections covering a wide range of specialty areas.

Section chairs and vice-chairs are responsible for coordinating regular meetings, continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, section contributions to the LBA's monthly publication Bar Briefs, and at least one service project per year.

The following is a list of the 2016 Section Chairs and Vice-Chairs:

Help Needed! We are still looking to fill many of these positions. If you are interested in filling any of the below vacant positions, please contact Lisa Anspach at lanspach@loubar.org (502) 583-5314.




ADR/Mediation Position Available Kathleen M.W. Schoen
Appellate Timothy J. Weatherholt Keith J. Larson
Bankruptcy Elizabeth Brown Alphin J. Kent Durning
Corporate Law C. Andrew (Drew) Eckman James Wesley Fischer
Criminal Law J. Vincent Aprile II Maya R. Warrier
Environmental Law Position Available Position Available
Family Law Thomas E. Banks II Jason A. Bowman
Health Law Karin Irwin Ozair M. Shariff
Human Rights Law Nirupama (Nima) Kulkarni Position Available
In-House Counsel Position Available Position Available
Intellectual Property Mary Anne Copeland James Robert Hayne
Labor & Employment Andrew M. Swafford Steven T. Clark
Litigation Kristen H. Fowler Justin S. Fowles
Probate & Estate Joseph Colvin Bruce A. Brightwell
Public Interest Law Marc A. Theriault Soha T. Saiyed
Real Estate Jessica D. Smith William A. Merrifield
Social Security Position Available Position Available
Solo & Small Practice Position Available Sarah A. Huyck
Taxation Bailey Roese Position Available
Young Lawyers Shelby (Coy) Travis Lindsay E. Volk

Section chairs and vice-chairs must be active members of the LBA. If you are interested in filling a position, please contact Lisa Anspach or call (502) 583-5314.