John W. Ames works exclusively in the business reorganization process, both in chapter 11s and state law workouts. Ames represents debtors, both secured and unsecured creditors and has served as a trustee in addition to being appointed as creditors' committee counsel. He has been an ABI member since 1985 and has served as ABI President in 2007 and was Vice President of ABI’s Publications Committee.
Ames is also the Past Chairman of the Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Section; Past Chairman of the Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee; and Past Vice President of the American Board of Certification. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy) from 19892006 and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 1999. Ames is also a former captain in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1967-1972.