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Elizabeth McConahy Jenkins

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Louisville, KY





Elizabeth McConahy Jenkins, Family Law Attorney, concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law including divorce and post-divorce issues, division or sale of business due to divorce, tracing of non-marital claims, custody, child support, mediation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as wills and estate planning.

Ms. Jenkins is regularly appointed by the Family Court bench to mediate disputes, represent children and assist in high conflict parent coordination.

Ms. Jenkins has 27 years of legal experience concentrating the last 24 years in family law. Her strong background in finance and business enhances her practice. After graduating magna cum laude from Colgate University, Ms. Jenkins was employed as foreign currency arbitrageur on the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago while attending University of Chicago Graduate School Business. She then worked in the actuarial department of an insurance company rating policies and marketing employee benefit plans before attending University of Virginia School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Jenkins clerked at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals prior to relocating to Louisville to practice law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law, Divorce, Post-Decree Disputes, Maintenance and Child Support
  • Mediation of Family and Business Issues
  • Estate Planning, Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1992
  • Kentucky, 1995
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • Colgate University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • History and Application of the de Facto Custodian Law, Louisville Bar Briefs, July, 2003

Publications/Seminars Presented

  • Seminar on Effect of Shared Parenting Schedules on Statutory Child Support Obligations

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Martindale Hubbell Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers in Family Law
  • Appointed Member of the Kentucky Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Jefferson County Family Court Divorce Practice Group, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member and Life Fellow
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member, Fellow, and Past Chair of the Family Law Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Center for Women and Families
  • Volunteer, Legal Aid
  • Past Volunteer, Brandeis School of Law P.A.S.S. Program
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