Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 20, 2014

Vincent elected to state bar association's board of governors

ASHLAND — John Vincent, a partner in the law firm of Martin and Vincent, was elected to the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association for the 7th Supreme Court District on Friday.

The board is the governing body of the Kentucky Bar Association of which all licensed Kentucky attorneys are a member. The board administers and enforces the Rules of the Kentucky Supreme Court, which govern the practice of law in the commonwealth.

The board hears and deliberates on allegations of misconduct against members of the bar association and submits recommendations on attorney discipline to the Kentucky Supreme Court. The board also issues formal ethics opinions relating to conduct of Kentucky attorneys, as well as opinions on the unauthorized practice of law, and considers appeals for matters relating to attorney continuing education and attorney advertising. The board is responsible for bar association policy and operations and recommends a budget for the association to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Two attorneys from each Kentucky Supreme Court district are elected to serve on the board. The 7th Supreme Court district is in eastern Kentucky ranging from Greenup County to Harlan County, and westerly to Montgomery County. One attorney is elected each year for a two-year term of service by the members of that district. Vincent was making his first run for a seat on the board and his term will begin on July 1.

Vincent is a lifelong resident of eastern Kentucky. Born and raised in Ashland, he attended the University of Kentucky, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in political science with high distinction. He obtained his juris doctorate with high distinction in 1984 from the UK College of Law. There he was selected as order of the coif, and served as executive editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. Vincent is a partner in the Ashland law firm of Martin and Vincent, a five-member general practice firm. His wife, Deborah, is a dentist, his oldest son, Luke, is a senior at UK, and his son, Matt, is a senior in high school.   

From the middle of 1996 through 2008, Vincent represented a portion of Boyd County in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He served as vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Appropriations and Revenue (Budget) Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee. He was also on the Rules Committee for the House. Vincent authored the first identity-theft legislation passed in Kentucky.

Since the fall of 2011, Vincent has served the 7th Supreme Court District as a member of the Ethics Hotline for the state bar association, authoring opinions to advise members of the bar of the obligations required of them under the rules. As a component of the Hotline service, Vincent participates on the Ethics Committee of the bar, and has voted upon the adoption of ethics opinions that have been issued by the committee.  

Vincent practices law throughout eastern Kentucky in the area of civil litigation, concentrating on automobile accidents and personal injury. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, and has written briefs and argued appeals before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Martindale’s rating for Vincent is AV, its highest ranking.  

 

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