John E. Selent


John Selent is a member of Dinsmore's Board of Directors. John focuses his practice primarily on administrative law and commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on telecommunications and public utility law. As a member of the firm's litigation and corporate practice groups, John frequently represents clients in regulatory and commercial disputes before state and federal courts, state public utility commissions, and other administrative agencies. He also provides counsel with respect to regulatory and general corporate matters arising in the conduct of commercial operations in the telecommunications, energy and banking industries.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School  (J.D., 1980)
  • Bellarmine College  (B.A., 1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • University of Louisville, Adjunct Professor, Antitrust Law
  • Bellarmine University, Board of Overseers
  • Former Member and Chairman of the Urban Renewal Committee of the City of Louisville
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of GuardiaCare
  • Kentucky Public Service Commission, Tariff Regulation Advisory Group
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Board of Directors
  • Louisville Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Louisville for Communications Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative, Regulatory and Communications Law 
  • Selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List
  • Named to the 2013 & 2016 "Top Lawyers” list by Louisville Magazine