John Ballantine is an attorney with extensive construction litigation, mediation and arbitration knowledge. He has spent his professional career defending, negotiating to settlement, and mediating and arbitrating may construction-related cases including complex major construction disputes and homeowner disputes over defects in home construction and faulty repairs. He has mediated several hundred construction cases.
EDUCATIONUniversity of Kentucky
(1948-52) A.B. with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Algernom Sidney Sullivan Medallion; Harvard Law School (1954 -57) LI.B. (nowJ.D)
BAR MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEES
Kentucky Bar Association –
Members of the Board of Governors 1996-2002; House of Delegates from formation
to July, 1980; Chairman, 1966; 1986-92; past member Committee on
Professionalism; Past Member of Charter and Fitness Committee of Board of Bar
Examiners; Member Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, 1988-1996; Trustee
Clients’ Security Fund, 1993-1996; Past member Kentucky Evidence Rules Review
Commission, 1995-2002; Member KBA Ethics Committee, 1996 to present; Member
Kentucky Nominating Commission for Court of Appeals and Supreme Court vacancies
2004 – present.
Law Clerk, U.S. District
Court (Western District of Kentucky) 1957-1958.
Louisville Jaycee’s outstanding Young Man in Field of Law, 1966
MEDIATION TRAINING1. No. of Hours: several hundred hours since 1995
2. Source of Training: Over 40 years experience in preparing, negotiating settlements in mediating more than a dozen types of disputes.
OTHER MEDIATION TRAINING/EXPERIENCE
From September, 1995 to the present I have mediated to successful settlement hundreds of cases involving many different kinds of civil disputes (excluding domestic relations). I have also spent my entire professional life (over 40 years) preparing and defending—and negotiating to settlement –many different types of civil actions in multiple fields of law. Those cases have included complex major construction project disputes and homeowner disputes over defects in home-construction and over faulty home-repairs.
Susan D. Phillips, Esq. (Defendants)