Joseph H. Terry


Joe Terry is Of Counsel in the Corporate Department. Joe is the Former Managing Partner for the Lexington and Washington, D.C. offices and a former member of the firm's Board of Directors. Joe's practice is principally devoted to general business planning and corporate law with an emphasis on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state securities law. He also has a niche intellectual property practice involving the law related to sports marketing and sporting events.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1971)
    • with distinction, Order of the Coif
  • University of Louisville  (B.A., 1968)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

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


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Sports Authority, Board Member
  • World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., Board and Executive Committee Member
  • Lexington Area Sports Authority, Board Member, Former Chairperson
  • Downtown Lexington Corporation, Board Member, Former Chairperson
  • Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, Former Chairperson
  • Lexington Transit Authority, Former Chairperson
  • Leadership Kentucky, Graduate
  • Leadership Lexington, Graduate


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking, Finance, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List
  • Listed in Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A