Jerome P. Prather

Jerome P. Prather

Member
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-475-1568
800-486-7083
Fax:
859-233-9769
Email:

Jay Prather is a partner at Garmer & Prather. He is committed to the representation of clients who have been seriously injured, have been the victim of a workplace wrong, or whose rights have been adversely affected.

Jay has been recognized by his peers. He is rated AV-Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell* peer review, the highest rating an attorney can receive, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Jay has been elected as a governor of the Kentucky Justice Association, and selected to the American Inns of Court. He was recently called on to testify before the Kentucky Senate's Judiciary Committee about the effect of proposed legislation that would have limited the Attorney General's ability to contract with lawyers on a contingency fee basis. He also serves the profession through leadership with the Young Lawyer's Division of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University with a double major in economics and political science in 2003. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. At UK, he was named Outstanding Third-Year Staff Member of the Kentucky Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. He was also a member of the Environmental Law Society, Student Public Interest Law Foundation, and American Constitution Society.

Jay is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Kentucky. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in Ohio, Tennessee, and Alabama. He is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Inn of Court – Central Kentucky chapter, and the American Constitution Society. Jay is a Life Fellow of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.

Jay lives in Lexington, where he is a deacon at Crestwood Christian Church and is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. He is a former editor-in-chief of Vanderbilt University's Orbis, a former chairman of Habitat for Humanity’s Vanderbilt University Campus Chapter, and an Eagle Scout. He has been with the firm since he began as a law clerk in 2004.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Law Journal: Kentucky Law Journal, 2004 - 2006
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. cum laude - 2003
    • Major: Economics and Political Science

Published Works

  • Tax exemption of American churches and other non-profits: One election cycle after Branch Ministries v. Rossotti., 94 Ky. L. J. 139, (2005-2006)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Central Kentucky Chapter