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John S. Reed

John S. Reed

Practice Areas

DD: 502.657.1313
T: 502.589.1000
F: 502.562.2200


John S. Reed is a member of the firm’s litigation section.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, intellectual property and trade secret litigation, disputes between competitors, and antitrust counseling and litigation.  Mr. Reed was a founder of RWSV in 1996.


1974, J.D., University of Virginia
1971, A.B., University of Kentucky, With Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Admissions and Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Board of Directors 1987-93, President 1992
American Bar Association
United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and Southern District of Indiana
United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Federal Circuits
United States Supreme Court
Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Life Member


AV Preeminent rating – Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
The Best Lawyers in America – Bet-the-Company Litigation (Louisville Lawyer of the Year 2012), Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust (Louisville Lawyer of the Year 2013) , Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – General Commercial Litigation, Band 1
Benchmark Litigation – Kentucky local litigation star
Kentucky Super Lawyers – Business Litigation – Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyer 2012

Prior Professional Experience

Partner, 1987-96, Hirn Reed & Harper
Associate 1974-79, Partner 1979-87, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald

Publications and Seminars

Co-editor, Kentucky Chapter, Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide (Aspen 2007-2012 eds.)

Civic Involvement

Center for Interfaith Relations, member, Board of Directors, President
Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville, member of executive committee
Leadership Louisville Center, Class 1983, Bingham Fellows 2005, member, Board of Directors
Leadership USA, Inc., Chair
Community Leadership Association (formerly National Association for Community Leadership), President, Board of Directors, 1991
Louisville Collegiate School, former member, Board of Directors
Highland Presbyterian Church, Elder

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