Louis I. Waterman

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In the latest installment of our video series, Goldberg Simpson attorney, Louis I. Waterman addresses how handling same-sex divorce differs from other divorce cases and speaks on other common issues surrounding same-sex divorce.

"Excellent legal practice is the minimum you should expect. We must perform our work in a timely, friendly and caring manner so that the client knows exactly what is going on at all times and so that the case is practiced as the client deems appropriate within in our criteria of excellence."

Louis I. Waterman is a Louisville, Kentucky native, a former Judge of Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Division Four (4) and a leading Family Law attorney in Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, (1986), a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and is Certified in Family Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, He is a past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Waterman is also a influential civic activist in Louisville. He is the Chair of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence and a Trustee of the Board of Directors of KyOne Healthcare, Kentucky’s largest healthcare provider system. He is the past Chair of Jewish Hospital St. Mary’s Healthcare , a non-profit corporation that operated 40 medical related affiliates in Louisville and Southern Indiana prior to its merger into KyOne.

Mr. Waterman was the Vice-Chair of the Louisville Zoo Board of Directors where he also served as the General Counsel. Mr. Waterman is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bingham Clinic. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival, where he has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer.

Mr. Waterman served as the past Chair of the Official Host Program for Churchill Downs, is a graduate of Leadership Louisville (1990), Bingham Fellows III (1994), Bingham Fellows 2002 and a participant of Harvard Business School’s Governing for Non-profit Excellence, Executive Education Program (2002).

Mr. Waterman has been recognized for his commitment to Louisville by being recognized as one of the Business First’s 40 Under 40 (1997), the recipient of the Louisville Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award (2002), the Legal Aide Society’s Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer (2000); the Louisville Bar Association’s Outstanding Committee of the Year (Public Service 1998); Ballard High School Alumni of the Year (2004), and, the 2003 Excellence in Community Leadership Award.

Louis Waterman is the father of two children, Mark and Kate Waterman.

EDUCATION

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D.

PRACTICE AREAS

AWARDS AND HONORS

Business First’s 40 Under 40 (1997)
Louisville Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award (2002)
Legal Aide Society’s Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer (2000)
Louisville Bar Association’s Outstanding Committee of the Year (Public Service 1998)
Ballard High School Alumni of the Year (2004)
Excellence in Community Leadership Award (2003)