John R. Crockett III, joined LG&E and KU in January after serving as the chairman of Frost Brown Todd for nine years.

Most recently, he was responsible for driving the firm’s growth and strategic planning, merger opportunities, ancillary business ventures, and new business opportunities. He also served on the firm’s executive and compensation committees.

During his 27-year tenure at Frost Brown Todd, Crockett focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability, and mass tort litigation. He is an experienced first chair trial lawyer, who regularly handled complex business matters and issues arising in the fields of electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering, metallurgy, fire cause and origin, accident reconstruction, and accounting. He represented LG&E and KU for a number of years in claims associated with the electric and gas operations.

Crockett also practiced extensively in the areas of commercial and construction litigation, handling a wide array of commercial contract disputes and litigation arising from alleged defective construction of residential housing and commercial projects.

He’s been honored by his peers in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for his work on commercial litigation and mass tort litigation/class actions from 2008 to 2018.

Crockett is highly involved in the community having served on a number of civic and charitable boards. Currently, he is an executive board member of the Leadership Louisville Center, a trustee of the Gheens Foundation, a board member of the Greater Louisville Foundation, the Kentucky Bar Foundation and is a member of the Spalding University Advisory Council. He was the 2016 chair of Greater Louisville Inc. and previously served the boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Family and Children’s Place and the Bingham Child Guidance Center.

Crockett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.