Jeff is an active member of the Louisville community, having served in leadership roles as a board member of multiple organizations, including the Special Needs Alliance (where he serves as President at present), Wellspring, the Community Foundation of Louisville, Leadership Louisville, and Metro United Way, where he was involved for over twenty years. Jeff was recognized with the Allen Society Community Service Award and the Alberta Wood Allen Continuous Service Award by Metro United Way.
Jeff is known nationally as a writer and lecturer on topics of special needs law, estate planning, business succession and charitable planning. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.
Jeff gravitated to special needs law while investigating the resources available to his two children with disabilities.
“Sorting through the options was overwhelming,” he remembers. “There’s no good clearinghouse that families can go to in order to get all the information they need. I talk to my clients and they to me—about so much more than legal issues. Because they know I understand what they’re facing, we talk about education, the transition to adulthood, living arrangements—all the issues so central to families dealing with special needs.” – Jeff