Louis I. Waterman
Partner

(502) 589-4440

lwaterman@goldbergsimpson.com


 

Legal Nuances of Same-Sex Divorce

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.

Overview

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. He is a past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Waterman is also an influential civic activist in Louisville. He is 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. He is also the past Chair of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, a Kentucky Foundation with one hundred million dollars in assets.

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 past 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 serves as a member of the Executive Committee and former 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.

Mr. Waterman is 56 years old. He is the father of two children, Mark and Kate Waterman.

Education

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

Admissions

Kentucky

Practice

The Family Law group provides a full range of services including dissolution of marriage, child custody, post-dissolution matters, prenuptial agreements, private adoptions, estate planning in divorce, child responsibility prior to marriage, and business planning in connection to family issues. These services are available in Anderson, Boone, Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Owen, Scott, Spencer, Trimble, Warren and many other counties in Kentucky. Learn more

Accolades

  • 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)

Engagement

  • Vice-Chair of the Louisville Zoo Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Bingham Clinic
  • Executive Committee Member of the Kentucky Derby Festival Board
  • Former Treasurer for the Kentucky Derby Festival Board
  • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival
  • Chair of the Official Host Program for Churchill Downs
  • Leadership Louisville (1990)
  • Bingham Fellows III (1994)
  • Bingham Fellows (2002)
  • Harvard Business School’s Governing for Non-profit Excellence, Executive Education Program (2002)
  • Trustee of the Board of Directors of KentuckyOne Healthcare
  • Past Chair of Jewish Hospital St. Mary’s Healthcare
  • Past Chair of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence
  • Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers