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John W. Ames


Current Position

Senior Partner
3500 PNC Tower 101 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Tel: 1 502 587 3656
Fax: 502-540-2211

Class: X (1999)Circuit: Sixth


University of Louisville, B.A., International Affairs (1967)
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (1973)
Admitted to Kentucky Bar (1974)
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; and University of Thessaloniki, Greece, International Legal Courses

Professional Career

Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
Professor, University of Louisville Law School (Debtor-Creditor Rights) (1976-96)
Lecturer of Political Science, University of Louisville (1973-75; 89-91)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (1967-72)


American Bankruptcy Institute, President (2008-09); Chairman of the Board of Directors (2010-11)
American Boards of Certification, Past Vice-President
American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, First Class of Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialists, Recertified 1997
Terralex, Chair, International Insolvency Committee


Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2nd Edition 11 Volume Treatise, Clark Boardman and Callaghan Contributing editor
Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice Six Volume Treatise, Wiley Law Publications Co-author
Kentucky Construction Law, Mechanics Lien and Bankruptcy Manual Co-author
A New Chapter in Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 12 Co-author
Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law Callaghan & Co. Co-author
"Environmental and Bankruptcy Column, Toxins-R-Us," ABI Journal Contributing editor and author


Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy) (1989-10)
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, First Annual Publications Award (1994)
Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities
International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, (2007-10)