Joe is the Founder and Managing Partner of Mattingly & Nally-Martin, PLLC.  Joe focuses his practice in the areas of Civil  Trial Litigation and Appellate work. He is one of only a handful of Kentucky attorneys who has argued and won a civil case before the United States Supreme Court. He has also argued cases before the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Court of Appeals, several of those by appointment as a Special Assistant Kentucky Attorney General. Joe has tried more than 75 civil cases before Kentucky Circuit Court and Federal Juries and over 100 criminal cases during his terms as Marion County Attorney and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. A significant portion of Joe’s practice also includes estate administration and planning and corporate and real estate transactions.

 

Martindale-Hubbell® Rating:

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

 

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky (1986)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1986)
  • U.S. Claims Court (1986)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky (1986)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1989)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1997)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (2000)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2003)

 

Education:

University of Kentucky (B.S. Accounting, 1983; J.D., 1986)

 

Professional Experience:

Marion County Attorney, 1990 -2014

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1987-1990.

 

Member:

Louisville Bar Association

Marion County Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

American Justice Association

Kentucky Justice Association

 

Honors:

1998 Recipient of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

1999 Recipient of Kentucky Attorney General’s County Attorney of the Year Award

 

Listings:

Kentucky Super Lawyers 2009-2015.

 

REPORTED CASES:

  • Roberts v. Galen of Virginia, Inc., 525 U.S. 249; 119 S.Ct. 685; 142 L.Ed.2d 648 (1999) (reversing 111 F.3d 405 (6th Cir. 1997), on remand at 112 F.Supp.2d 638 (W.D.Ky. 2000), 325 F.3d 776 (6th Cir. 2003))
  • Cummins v. BIC USA, Inc., 727 F.3d 506 (6th Cir. 2013) 85 Fed.R.Evid.Serv. 120, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 18,610, 2011 WL 1399768 (W.D.Ky. 2011); 628 F.Supp.2d 737, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 18,610 (W.D.Ky. 2009)
  • Warf v. Board of Elections of Green County, 619 F.3d 553 (6th Cir. 2010) (affirming 2009 WL 530666 (W.D.Ky. 2009))
  • Burnette v. Gee, 137 Fed.Appx. 806 (6th Cir. 2005)
  • Flint v. Liberty Ins. Corp., 613 F.Supp.2d 899 (E.D.Ky. 2009)
  • White v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 66 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 796, 2008 WL 4104487 (W.D.Ky. 2008)
  • Robinson v. General Motors Corp., 150 F.Supp.2d 930 (S.D.Miss. 2001)
  • Gribbins v. Federal Land Bank of Louisville, 106 B.R. 113 (W.D.Ky. 1989)
  • Bailey v. Bertram, 471 S.W.3d 687 (Ky. 2015)
  • Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Brown, 336 S.W.3d 8 (Ky. 2011)
  • Reynolds v. Travelers Indem. Co. of America, 233 S.W.3d 197 (Ky.App. 2007)
  • Monin v. Com., 209 S.W.3d 471 (Ky.App. 2006)
  • Q.C. v. Com., 164 S.W.3d 515 (Ky.App. 2005)
  • Com. v. Roberts, 122 S.W.3d 524 (Ky.App. 2003)
  • Com. v. Mattingly, 98 S.W.3d 865 (Ky.App. 2002)
  • Coomer v. Tamme, 777 S.W.2d 607 (Ky.App. 1989)

UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS:

  • Herron v. Luhowiak, 2012 WL 4450856 (E.D.Tn. 2012)
  • Edwards v. Target Corp., 2012 WL 1231773 (W.D.Ky. 2012)
  • Tungate v Johnson, 2011 WL 5325256 (W.D.N.C. 2011)
  • Wade v. Farmers National Bank, 2011 WL 4587581 (W.D.Ky. 2011)
  • Phillips v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 2011 WL 4435670 (W.D.Ky. 2011)
  • Cummins v. BIC USA, Inc., 2011 WL 2633959 (W.D.Ky. 2011), 2011 WL 1399768 (W.D.Ky. 2011), 2009 WL 2485396 (W.D.Ky. 2009)
  • Abell v. Bardstown Medical Investors, Ltd., 2011 WL 2471210 (W.D.Ky. 2011)
  • Jaglowicz v. Texas Life Ins. Co., 2008 WL 2437535 (W.D.Ky. 2008) ; 2006 WL 3759599 (W.D. Ky 2006)
  • Bright v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 2006 WL 2802302 (W.D.Ky. 2006)
  • Cox v. Com., 2012 WL 410835 (Ky. App. 2012)
  • Akers v. Cross, 2010 WL 1133083 (Ky.App. 2010)
  • Garrett v. Lancaster Agency, Inc., 2009 WL 291200 (Ky.App. 2009)
  • Fogle v. Generali-U.S., 2006 WL 3040781 (Ky.App. 2006)
  • Miles v. Marion County Bd. of Educ., 2005 WL 2174398 (Ky.App. 2005)
  • Cook v. Springfield State Bank, 2005 WL 1186532 (Ky.App. 2005)
  • Mills v. Com., 2005 WL 1125043 (Ky.App. 2005)
  • Richardson v. Young, 2005 WL 1050569 (Ky.App. 2005)
  • Derringer v. Lopez-Samayoa, 2004 WL 221324 (Ky.App. 2004)
  • Johnson v. Mattingly, 2003 WL 22462653 (Ky.App. 2003)
  • Baumgarten v. Farm Credit Bank of Louisville, 1991 WL 79016 (Ky.App. 1991) ; 1991 WL 152829 (Ky.App. 1991)