John E. Hinkel Jr.

John E. Hinkel Jr.

Lexington, Kentucky

John E. Hinkel, Jr. is a Member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Collections, Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions Groups. He is a trained mediator and is on the Roster of Court-Approved Mediators of the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts.

Mr. Hinkel focuses on finding practical solutions for challenging financial matters and has handled complex matters in creditor-debtor law, bankruptcy and effective debt collection. Mr. Hinkel regularly counsels national financial institutions and other businesses in connection with credit issues, landlord-tenant collections, and related litigation.


Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctorate - 1980
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Education Award, 2004 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Chair Elect, 2010 - 2012
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Better Business Bureau - Lexington, Mediator, 2007 - Present
  • Fayette Circuit Court, Mediator, 2007 - Present
  • Fayette District Court, Small Claims Division, Mediator, 2007 - Present
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Member