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Jay R. Vaughn

Attorney

Jay Vaughn is one of the first attorneys to be Board Certified in Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Jay was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, in 1999. Jay graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 2002. He is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio.

  • Jay has received Martindale-Hubbell’s esteemed “AV” rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
  • Since 2013, he has been named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers, which recognizes no more than 5% of attorneys in Kentucky.
  • Since 2020, Jay has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers. Jay has tried numerous cases ranging from automobile collision cases to complex catastrophic injury and death cases.
  • In 2021, Jay along with his partner, Ron Johnson, obtained a $74,000,000 verdict against a paving company for negligently completing a road project resulting in the death of a mother in front of her children.
  • He is asked to speak both locally and nationally to other lawyers having given over 120 presentations on a variety of legal topics.
  • Jay is currently the President of Kentucky Justice Association and is very active with both the American Association for Justice (AAJ) where he is the current Chair-Elect for the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Education Committee Co-Chair for the Trucking Litigation Group.
  • Jay also serves on the Board of Regents for the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and is the current Chair of the Safety Committee.

Jay focuses his practice on:

He is one of the first 10 Board Certified Truck Accident attorneys in the country, which is an ABA-accredited certification through the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Jay understands that his clients have had their lives turned upside down due to the fault of someone else which is the reason for him working tirelessly to achieve justice for his clients, help make up for what was taken from them and giving them hope for the future.

Case Results

  • $74,000,000 Wrongful death verdict for 3 children who witnessed their mother die in a horrific crash caused by a dangerous road edge drop-off created by an asphalt paving company
  • $10,000,000 Trucking crash settlement for catastrophic injuries
  • $7,694,770.43 Trucking verdict for catastrophic injuries
  • $7,250,000 Work truck settlement for family of a 10-year old girl killed due to a fatigued driver
  • $6,250,000 Bus striking pedestrian settlement for wrongful death
  • $3,900,000 Car crash settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • $2,800,000 Trucking crash settlement for wrongful death
  • $2,400,000 Trucking crash settlement for amputation
  • $2,300,000 Trucking crash settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • $2,000,000 Trucking crash settlement for catastrophic injuries
  • $1,800,000 Concert stage collapse settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • $1,800,000 Trucking crash settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • $1,750,000 Falling merchandise settlement for traumatic brain injury
  • $1,500,000 Trucking crash settlement for wrongful death
  • $1,500,000 Nursing Home settlement for wrongful death
  • $1,100,000 Car crash settlement for amputation
  • $1,100,000 Construction site settlement for catastrophic hand injury
  • $1,000,000 Trucking crash settlement for wrongful death

Proudly Representing Victims of Tractor Trailer Crashes, Car Wrecks, Catastrophic Injuries, Birth Traumas, Defective Drugs, Defective Products, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Wrongful Death.

Contact Info

Phone: 859-578-4444
Toll Free: 888-606-5297

Awards, Memberships & Participations

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