Jim Newberry

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Jim Newberry focuses his practice on representing colleges and universities and their affiliated organizations. He recently served as Mayor of Lexington and has extensive leadership experience in the equine industry, legal service industry, state government and higher education. Mr. Newberry is leader of the firm’s Higher Education Team and serves as the Managing Member of the firm’s Louisville, Kentucky office.


  • Addressed multiple governance issues for nonprofit boards, including disassociation of college board from denominational supervision
  • Represented multiple institutions in investigating Title IX complaints
  • Represented multiple institutions in addressing student financial aid questions
  • Participated with college leadership in development of five-year strategy to disassociate institution from denominational affiliation
  • Represented university charged with multiple NCAA violations necessitating termination of athletic director’s long-term employment agreement
  • Advised faculty and staff on specific FERPA issues and FERPA catalog disclosures
  • Assisted statewide agricultural association to develop legislative strategy and lobbied state legislature to enact legislation reflecting the association’s strategy
  • Represented international insurance organization in global restructuring effort and obtained necessary state regulatory approvals
  • Mediated highly visible environmental dispute involving controversial NPDES permit


  • J.D. University of Kentucky
  • B.A. University of Kentucky


  • Special Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, 1994
  • Member, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Legal Services Review Panel, 2015-present
  • Member, United States Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment, and Training Committee 2014-present
  • Member, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Education & Workforce Development Council, 2015-present
  • Executive Committee, Bluegrass Area Development District, 2007-2010
  • Member, Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health, 2007-2010
  • Member, President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts at the Kennedy Center, 1995-1997
  • Chair, Governor’s Task Force on Health Care Access and Affordability, 1992-1993
  • Board of Directors, University of Kentucky Athletics Association, 1978-1979


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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
700 N Hurstbourne Pkwy #115, Louisville, KY 40222, USA
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