John R. Crockett III, joined LG&E and KU in January 2018 after serving nine years as the chairman of Frost Brown Todd, a regional firm with more than 500 lawyers in mid-America.
At Frost Brown Todd, Crockett was responsible for driving the firm’s growth and strategic planning, merger opportunities, and ancillary and new business ventures. During his 27-year tenure at the firm, Crockett focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and has 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 2019. He has represented LG&E and KU for many years in claims associated with the company’s electric and gas operations.
Crockett serves LG&E and KU Energy as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. In addition to his responsibilities for the company’s Legal Department and operations, and corporate Compliance, he also oversees local, state and federal External Affairs, and Federal Regulatory and Policy.
Crockett is highly involved in the community having served on a number of civic and charitable boards. He was the 2016 chair of Louisville’s chamber of commerce (“GLI”), and previously served many years on the boards of GLI, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Louisville Center, Family and Children’s Place and the Bingham Child Guidance Center. Currently, he is a trustee of the Gheens Foundation, a board member of the Greater Louisville Foundation, the Kentucky Bar Foundation, the JCTC Foundation, and is a member of the Spalding University Advisory Council. Crockett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.