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John Balenovich

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense (Federal and State)
  • Traffic Violations
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
  • Business Litigation
  • Property Disputes
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
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  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Justice Charles M. Leibson Memorial Award
  • University of Louisville
    • M.S. - 2006
    • Honors: Graduate Dean's Citation
    • Major: Justice Administration
  • Bellarmine University
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: Monsignor Horrigan Academic Scholarship
    • Honors: Member of 1996 Mock Trial National Championship Team
    • Major: Philosophy/Sociology/Psychology
  • West Virginia, 2006
  • Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • Guest Lecturer at Louisville Metro Police Department Police Academy, 2017, 2008
  • The Ethics of Social Media: Is it Incompatible with Law Practice. Kentucky Law Update, London, Kentucky, 2012
  • Loss Mitigation: Alternatives to Judicial Foreclosure. Kentucky Law Update, Louisville, Kentucky, 2008
  • Building a Mystery: A Preliminary Analysis of Police Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008
  • A Proposed Kentucky False Claims Act: A Kentucky Fraud Shield. Submitted to Senator Damon, Thayer & Michael Kalinyak, Commonwealth of Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Legislative Session, Frankfort, Kentucky, 2005
  • Factors Associated with Domestic Violence Arrest Decisions. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004
  • Toward a Balanced Approach: Police Officer Roles in Domestic Violence Situations. Southern, Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003
  • John J. Balenovich, Three Strikes and You're Safe: How Kentucky's New Sentencing Policy Allows Repeat Offenders to Avoid the Grand Slammer, The Bench & Bar, Vol. No. 77, Issue No. 1, January 2013.
  • John J. Balenovich, Reservations for 50: A Closer Look at the Tenth Amendment's Powers Reserved to the States, The Bench & Bar, Vol. No. 72, Issue No. 4, July 2008.
  • John J. Balenovich, Elizabeth H. Grossi & Tad Hughes, Toward a Balanced Approach: Police Officer Roles in Domestic Violence Crimes, 33(1) Am. J. Crim. Just. 19 (2008).
  • John J. Balenovich, Drug Treatment in Kentucky Prisons: A Step in the Right Direction, The Bench & Bar, Vol. No. 70, Issue No. 5, September 2006.
  • John J. Balenovich, Defeating Qualified Privilege with a Showing of Negligence: A Solution to an Educator's Libelous Intra-Office Memo Dilemma, 33 J.L. & Educ. 565 (2004).
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Knights of Columbus