• Jesse A. Mudd
  • 502-568-4700

Jesse has been practicing family law since 2005 which includes divorces, custody/time-sharing, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and courtroom advocacy. Prior to joining Straw-Boone Doheny Banks & Mudd, Jesse practiced in the litigation department of a large regional law firm where he practiced not only in the family law field, but also in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, trust disputes, premises liability, product liability and construction disputes.

Jesse has also been recognized as a leader in the Louisville business and charitable community, having been named to Louisville Magazine’s 2016 “Top Lawyers” list in the area of Divorce law, having been recognized as a “Kentucky Super Lawyer” since 2015, and having been a recipient of Louisville Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Award in 2014.

Practice Areas

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court
  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville

Professional Leadership

  • Louisville Bar Association Litigation Section, Chair, 2009
  • Louisville Bar Association Litigation Section, Vice-Chair, 2008

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • St. Mary’s Center, Inc., Board of Directors, 2008-Present
  • Wildwood Country Club, Board of Directors, 2010-2015
  • 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
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic Volunteer
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lector


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

Bar & Court Admissions

  • 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 for the Sixth Circuit


  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2024
  • 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
  • Nominee for the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2010 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Contributions & Published Works

  • 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


  • “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
  • Question/Answer Session at The Healing Place Men’s Community regarding family law issues, 2009