Jay Vaughn
Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery, PSC
101 North 7th Street, Suite 210
Louisville, KY  40202
888-606-5297
jvaughn@justicestartshere.com

Licensed in: KY and OH

Education:
Law school: Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, 2002
Undergraduate degrees: Murray State University, B.A. Organizational Communications, 1999

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Avvo 10.0 Rating
Kentuck SuperLawyer

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Trucking Litigation Group
Law Organizations and leadership and awards:
  • American Association for Justice
    Nursing Home Litigation Group
    • Chair, 2017-2017
    • Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
    • Vice Chair, 2015-2016
    • Secretary, 2014-2015
    • Treasurer, 2013-2014
    Distracted Driving Litigation Group
    • Chair, 2018-2019
    • Co-Chair, 2016-2017
    Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
    • BIA Liaison, 2018-2019
    Toning Shoe Litigation Group
    • Co-Chair, 2011-2012
    Exchange Advisory Committee, 2014-2017
    Section & Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2014-2017
    Board of Governors, 2014-2017
  • Kentucky Justice Association
    District Vice President, 2013-2017
    Seminar Chair (for all KJA Seminars), 2012, 2014-2017
    Trucking Seminar Chair, 2017
    Trial Seminar Chair, 2015 & 2018
    Traveling Auto Seminar Chair, 2014 & 2019
    Nursing Home Seminar Chair, 2012 & 2013
    Destin Seminar Co-Chair, 2014
    Subrogation Seminar Co-Chair, 2012
    Automobile Seminar Chair, 2011
    Amicus Curiae Committee, 2012-present
    Board of Governors, 2003-present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
    Board of Governors, 2005-2007
Law Organization Memberships:
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
    Nursing Home Litigation Group
    Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
    Distracted Driving Litigation Group
    Motor Vehicle Section
Notable Results: 
  • $10 million—Trucking crash settlement for catastrophic injuries
  • $7.25 million—Settlement for family of 10-year old girl who was killed when her family's vehicle was rear-ended by a fatigued driver in a work truck
  • $2.8 million—Trucking crash settlement for catastrophic injuries company
Additional Information:
Mr. Vaughn has written 23 articles and given 65 presentation for various trial organizations on topics involving trucking, automobile, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, nursing home neglect, and trial.