Fleischaker joining Kaplan & Partners LLC

KPA General Counsel Jon Fleischaker

Note new phone number, new attorneys for KPA Freedom of Information Hotline

KPA general counsel Jon Fleischaker is leaving Dinsmore & Shohl after today and will be joining the Louisville law firm of Kaplan & Partners, LLC.

Jon has overseen the KPA Freedom of Information Hotline since its inception in the 1980s and will continue doing so with the new firm. All KPA members need to make note of the new contact information for Jon as well as for the new attorneys who will available for hotline calls.

Kaplan & Partners telephone number is 502-416-1630 so effective Monday, October 16, use that number to call the hotline.

Attorneys who will be available to answer hotline questions include Jon Fleischaker, Michael Abate (Uh – BAH – tay), Casey Hinkle and Heather Harrell.

Jon’s email address will be jfleischaker@kplouisville.com

Michael Abate’s email address is mabate@kplouisville.com

Casey Hinkle’s email address is chinkle@kplouisville.com

Heather Harrell’s email address is hharrell@kplouisville.com


In a news release today, David Kaplan of Kaplan & Partners LLC, said, “We are thrilled to add Jon’s talent, and decades of experience, to our growing teamJon is rightly known as one of the best lawyers in the state, and we are proud that he chose Kaplan & Partners as the new home of his exciting practice.”

At Kaplan & Partners, Fleischaker will once again be partnering with Michael Abate, who joined the firm earlier this year. The two worked together on several significant cases, including the Courier‐Journal’s long‐running—and successful—battle with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services concerning the public’s right to access CHFS records detailing actions the Cabinet took in tragic cases of child fatality and near‐fatality. “I look very forward to working with Jon again,” Abate said. “I know from experience that having Jon at your firm automatically gives you the state’s—and region’s—preeminent Media & First Amendment practice.” Abate added: “As a firm, we were thrilled to have the chance to add Jon, and thereby demonstrate our commitment to continue and expand our own existing work fighting for transparency and the public’s right to know.”

ABOUT KAPLAN & PARTNERS: Kaplan & Partners is a boutique law firm whose lawyers have practiced in top regional and national firms. Many of the Firm’s lawyers attended top schools and/or completed prestigious clerkships before entering the practice of law. The firm offers many services, including litigation, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/transactional, and media & First Amendment counseling.

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