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Ernest H. Jones, II, Mediator, Lexington, Kentucky.

Ernest H. Jones, II

Hank Jones Mediations, LLC
769 Abbott Road
Lexington, KY 40502
Tel: 859-229-6268
Cell: 859-229-6268
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Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1999
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Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Hank’s primary area of practice has been insurance litigation, representing major insurance companies and third party administrators in all aspects of insurance litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability (slip and fall cases and swimming pool accidents), catastrophic injury claims (brain and spinal cord injuries), products liability cases, arson and fraud claims, coverage analysis, and extra-contractual liability and “bad faith” claims. He has represented insurers and insureds in over 90 of Kentucky’s 120 counties and tried cases in over 60 of Kentucky’s counties.  Additionally, Hank has been engaged by attorneys state-wide for alternative dispute resolution.

Hank graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in December of 1973 and was admitted to practice law in all Kentucky state and federal courts on May 1, 1974.  Between May 1, 1974 and December 31, 2006, Hank practice with the law firm of Geralds, Jones, Swisher and Rohlfing, PSC, (and its predecessor firms) until joining Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Moloney on January 1, 2007

Hank is retiring from Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, effective June 30, 2021.  While a member of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, Hank mediated cases on a state-wide basis both in person and via Zoom.  After his retirement from Sturgill-Turner, Hank will continue his state-wide mediation practice via Hank Jones Mediations, LLC (  His alternative dispute resolution practice will include mediations, arbitrations and 3rd party neutral allocation of aggregate settlements per the decision of Branham v. Stewart.

Hank received his mediation training through the Central Kentucky Mediation Center, which was a week long program and has continued to attend and present annually CME courses.  Hank has presented multiple courses on mediations to the Kentucky Bar Association on Effective Mediation Strategy from the Attorney and Mediators Perspective, and the Kentucky Defense Counsel, Association of Attorney Mediators and Defense Research Institute on mediation issues.  In particular, Hank presented at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Defense Research Institute on Ethical Issues in Mediations and to the Annual Conventions of the Association of Attorney Mediators in Santa Fe, NM., Indianapolis, In. and Charleston, SC.

Case Experience

  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Kentucky, J. D. (1973)
  • University of Kentucky, B.S. (1970)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Board of Directors (1984-1989, 1992-1999), President (1988-1989, 1997-1998)
  • Defense Research Institute, Kentucky Representative (2000-2002), Exceptional Performance Citation (1989 & 1998) ; Insurance Law Committee; Trial Tactics Committee, ADR Committee
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Sergeant-At-Arms, Board of Governors (1975-1976)
  • Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association-member of Ethics Committee, Civlil Litigation and ADR sections
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Association of Attorney Mediators-member of Board of Directors
  • St. Ives Journal Club

Rates Information

$300.00/ hour split between all participants

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