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Biography

Jennifer focuses her practice in the areas of state and local tax, economic incentives and government affairs. Her comprehensive practice includes advising national and local clients on tax planning to serving as counsel in litigation in administrative and judicial disputes. She has represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on numerous constitutional tax issues.

Jennifer is a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney and has been named to Kentucky Rising Stars® and Martindale Hubbell’s Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was recognized as a member of the Louisville Business First “Forty Under 40” Class of 2011 and honored as Business First of Louisville’s “Enterprising Woman to Watch” in 2015 for her impact on state, local and economic development.

Jennifer was appointed by Kentucky’s Governor to serve on the University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees and reappointed to the Kentucky State Fair Board, which has over $450 million in economic impact to Kentucky. She also serves on the local advisory board for U.S. Bank, the nation’s fifth largest commercial bank.

Jennifer serves on the American Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Executive Committee and Transparency Tax Force.  Jennifer has written extensively on the subject of state and local taxation, with articles appearing in numerous publications, including State Tax Notes and Bloomberg BNA. She is a frequent speaker on state and local taxes, speaking at the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators conference, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, and the Kentucky Society of CPAs annual conference, among others.

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Education

Law School

University of Kentucky, J.D., 2008
Kentucky Law Journal, Notes Editor

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.S., Communications, 2005

Bar Membership

Jennifer is licensed to practice law in the following states:

Kentucky

District of Columbia

Courts

Jennifer is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2008

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2008

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky 2008

United States Tax Court, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2019

Business First of Louisville’s Enterprising Woman to Watch, 2015

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Rising Stars® 2013-2016

Featured in Louisville Today’s Woman Magazine, April 2013 issue

Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Featured in University of Kentucky Department of Communication Newsletter, November 2012

Business First of Louisville’s Forty Under 40 Award, 2011

Featured in Frankfort State Journal’s “Frankfort Faces,” July 2011

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2016-present

Board Member, U.S. Bank Louisville Advisory Board, 2014-present

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation Executive Committee, 2013-present

Board Member and Finance Committee Chair, Kentucky State Fair Board, 2014-2018

Leadership Louisville, Class of 2014

Member, Louisville Bar Association, Diversity Initiative Task Force

Member, SALT Transparency in Tax Task Force, American Bar Association, 2013

Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, SALT Practice and Procedure Subcommittee, 2013

Board Member, Louisville Bar Association Board of Directors, 2012-2015

Board Member, Kentucky Bar Foundation, 2012-2015

Chair, Kentucky Bar Association Tax Section, 2011

Vice-Chair and Treasurer, Kentucky Bar Association Tax Section, 2010

Treasurer, Kentucky Bar Association Tax Section, 2009

Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation Economic Incentives Planning Committee, 2012-2015

American Bar Association

Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County

Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators

National Association of Property Tax Attorneys

Institute for Professional in Taxation

Member, University of Kentucky Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-2009

Alumni Representative, University of Kentucky College of Law

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Legal Aid Society, Associate Campaign Team Captain, 2009-2012

Southeast Christian Church, Member

Firm Committees

Jennifer has served on the following committee at Frost Brown Todd:

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, former Member