Jesse A. Mudd


Jesse A. Mudd

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Issues


Jesse is a Member in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His practice includes the litigation of a wide variety of complex business and commercial litigation matters, including those involving class actions, premises liability, retail personal injury, products liability, toxic torts, insurance disputes and employment law.

Jesse also has experience in the litigation of family law matters, including the settlement of divorce proceedings, preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and courtroom advocacy.


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Published Works

  • "Right to Privacy v. Freedom of Speech: A Review and Analysis of Bartnicki v. Vopper", Volume 41-1 of Brandeis Law Journal, 2002
  • Co-Authored Maintenance Chapter in Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice
  • Co-Author, Maintenance Chapter, Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice, First Edition
  • Louisville Business First, Family Law Survey Interview, April 2017
  • Co-Author, Maintenance Chapter, Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice, First and Second Editions
  • “Divorce in Kentucky: What to expect and best practices to follow during the divorce process,” 2013
  • Co-Author, Kentucky Chapter, USLAW Retail Compendium of Law, 2014

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  • Nominee for the Kentucky Bar Association's 2010 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Brandeis Law Journal - Senior Editor
  • Book Awards - Civil Procedure I, Evidence
  • Selected to 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Selected to 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Named to Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Divorce Law, 2016
  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2015-2016
  • Recognized as one of the “Kentucky Rising Stars” in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® list, 2013-2014
  • Named to Louisville Business First “Forty Under 40” List, 2014

Classes & Seminars

  • USLAW Seminar relating to Medicare mandatory insurer reporting requirements and other premises liability topics, Nashville, Tennessee, 2008
  • Question/Answer Session with high school students regarding the practice of law, Louisville Bar Association's Summer Law Institute, 2009
  • Question/Answer Session at The Healing Place Men's Community regarding family law issues, 2009
  • “Divorce: Income and Transfer Tax Implications,” Estate Planning and Elder Law: Planning for the Before and After Sterling Education Services, Inc. CLE seminar, April 21, 2016

Pro-Bono Activities

  • St. Mary's Center, Inc., Board of Directors, 2018 - Present
  • Wildwood Country Club, Board of Directors, 2010-2015
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic Volunteer
  • Eastern High School Mock Trial Team Mentor, 2007 to 2008
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Lector
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Attorney Bowl Participant and Organizer
  • St. Mary’s Center’s Annual Swashbucklers’ Ball Fundraiser, Chair, 2013 - 2016
  • St. Mary’s Center’s Annual Golf Scramble/Rock Drop Fundraiser, Chair, 2010 - present
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lector

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Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Brandeis Society
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville
  • Louisville Bar Association Litigation Section, Chair, 2009
  • Louisville Bar Association Litigation Section, Vice-Chair, 2008

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