Donald T. Prather


Practice Areas: Business Law; Bank Foreclosures; Creditor Rights; Creditor Bankruptcy; Collections; Corporate Law; Corporate and LLC Formations; Real Estate; 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges; Zoning Law; Contracts; Utility Law; Wills; Trusts and Estates; Probate.

Admitted: 1982, Kentucky

Law School: University of Kentucky (B.S., magna cum laude, 1978; J.D., 1981). Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Moot Court Board.

Member: Kentucky Bar Association.

Born: LaGrange, Kentucky, January 22, 1956

Don Prather is originally from New Castle, a small town in Henry County. Growing up on a farm on the edge of town, he was very active in the 4H club, being named the 1973 Outstanding 4H Boy in Kentucky.

He also served on the EMS squad in high school, graduated Valedictorian of his class, and was selected one of three outstanding statesmen at the national YMCA youth conference on National Affairs in Ashville, North Carolina.

He has served as an intern with US Congressman Breckenridge and in 1978 he was an intern for the Legislature Research Commission during the Kentucky General Assembly.

He majored in biology at the University of Kentucky with the intention of going to medical school, but instead he chose to become a lawyer.

While in college he served as a student senator and was one of the two student senators who were elected to represent the student body on the Faculty Senate He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky and was member of the leadership honorary ODK.

Don started out as an attorney with Jackson Kelly, the largest law firm in West Virginia. However, he soon discovered that he wanted to return to his Kentucky home.

Don has served as an officer and director for the Shelby Development Corporation. He has been active in Habitat for Humanity for many years and president for five years. He has served as a deacon at First Christian Church. He is married with three children. In his spare time Don enjoys boating, warm-water vacations, Jimmy Buffett music, and raising fruit trees .

Representative clients:
Shelby Energy Cooperative, Inc., Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Citizens Union Bank, Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, North Shelby Water Company, U.S. 60 Water District, LaGrange Utility Commission, Tapp’s Farm Supply, Inc., and Jamison’s Sales and Rentals.

Published Decisions:
North Shelby Water Commission vs. Shelbyville Municipal Water & Sewer Commission, 803 F.Supp. 15 (E.D.Ky. 1992); Tax Ease Lien Investments v. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co., 384 S.W.2d 141 (Ky. 2012); and M.D. Wood v. Tax Ease Lien Investments 1, LLC, No. 2013-CA-000274-MR (Ky.App. 2014)