B.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2011
University of Kentucky College of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2014
National Trial Lawyers: 40 Under 40
2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers
Top 20 in the UK Law class of 2014 (graduated magna cum laude)
CALI award in Law and Religion
Member of the Trial Advocacy Board at UK Law
Gary Bruce Scholarship Recipient
As a Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP trial lawyer, Jonathan Fannin is inspired daily by a personal story. Jonathan’s mother suffered injuries as a result of taking a dangerous and defective drug, forcing her to seek justice in court as a plaintiff. Her story serves as a reminder every day to Jonathan. He realizes that he doesn’t just serve clients. He never forgets that his clients are mothers, fathers, children, and grandchildren who need a strong advocate to help them achieve the justice they deserve. He realizes the work he does makes a tremendous difference in their lives and he works hard every day to honor the trust they put in him.
A lifelong resident of Kentucky, Jonathan understands and respects his fellow Kentuckians. He works to ease their fears by creating a road map of their case so they are more comfortable with the process.
Jonathan grew up in Morehead, Kentucky. He obtained his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Morehead State University in 2011, before going on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2014.
He met his wife, Meredith, in law school where the two were classmates. In March of 2020, Jonathan and Meredith welcomed their first child, Jack. When he is not working, Jonathan can usually be found either in the kitchen or in front of the grill, cooking for family and friends. He also enjoys golfing and riverbank fishing in his spare time.