James G. Amato

James G. Amato

Of Counsel
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-231-8780
Fax:
859-231-6518
Email:

Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law (Alcoholic Beverage Regulations)
  • Government Relations
  • Planning and Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1966

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1964
  • Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky
    • A.B. - 1958
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Henry T. Duncan Award presented by the Fayette County Bar Association, 2009
  • Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the Fayette County Bar Association, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sister Cities International, President, Board of Directors
  • Sister Cities Commission of Lexington, Executive Director, 1988 - Present
  • Picnic with the Pops Commission, Former Chair
  • Lexington Center Board of Directors, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Mayor, 1978 - 1982
  • Kentucky Citizens for Judicial Improvement, Executive Director, 1974 - 1975
  • Kentucky Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Chairman/Commissioner -1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Sister Cities Commission of Lexington, 1988 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha