More than 80 Years of Experience

Serving Central and Eastern Kentucky




John Palmer Cornett - Attorney

John Palmer Cornett – Attorney

Contact Information


Areas of Practice

  • Estate, Wills, and
  • Small Business Formation,
    Planning, and Litigation
  • Social Security
  • Administrative Law
  • General Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
    Honors: CALI Awards for Administrative Law and Environmental Law: Hazardous Waste J.D.
  • Transylvania University,
    Lexington, Kentucky B.A.

Professional Associations
and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2006 – Present Member
  • Fayette County Bar
    Association, 2006 – Present Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Wills For Firefighters, 2007

Birth Information

  • December 11, 1978, Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Lexington, Kentucky – Associate

I focus my practice on Estate Planning and Probate Law. I have helped hundreds of families efficiently transfer assets from one generation to the next. Assisting clients as they develop their estate planning goals and helping families avoid costly disputes is the hallmark of my practice. I also have extensive experience drafting special needs trusts, tax efficient trusts, and prudent Medicaid plans.

While I lead the estate planning and probate section of the Clark, Cornett and Smith, I have also developed other areas of the firm’s practice. I help disabled people secure Social Security disability benefits, and I assist firm founder Ed Clark in his complex personal injury cases. In wrongful death cases, Ed and I can advance a family’s interests by coordinating the estate case with the personal injury case.

I take pride in my work. I actively study the law. I listen to my clients and develop strategies to help them achieve their goals. I perform simple legal tasks efficiently, but I also handle complex cases that require insight and wisdom that are not standard issue with a law degree. I welcome your call and the opportunity to help you achieve your goals.

Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit