Meet the Team
Jenny has lived her entire life in the Central Kentucky area. She graduated from Boyle County High School in 1986, received her B.A. from Centre College in 1990, and her J.D. from U.K. College of Law in 1993. Jenny's legal career began with clerking for Judge Lewis Paisley. She then prosecuted for the Fayette County Attorney's Office before opening up her own law practice in 1998. Jenny's lifelong passion has helped hundreds of families move into the next phase of their lives, with compassionate legal advice and advocacy.
Jenny practices not only in divorce, post-decree, and custody issues, but is also passionate about adoptions, assisted reproductive technology and is a proud member of the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. She has over 25 years of experience in every type of adoption case, including interstate, contested, relative, stepparent, foreign birth, readopts, adult, and foster. In 2018, Jenny helped author changes to three different adoption statutes to help ease the process of adoption for Kentuckians. She has served as co-president for the Fayette County Family Law Section. She is tenacious, caring, ethical, and creative in her approach to practicing family law. Jenny has two sweet daughters, a patient husband, and a stubborn four-legged furry "son."
Ashley is a Northern Kentucky native who moved to Lexington in 2016 and loved the city so much that she stayed. Ashley graduated from Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky in 2016, received her B.A. in Psychology from Transylvania University in 2020, and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2023. While at the UK College of Law, Ashley received the CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in her Family Practice and Procedure course, was the Online Editor of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta mock trial team - which placed twelfth in the nation.
Ashley primarily practices in the areas of divorce, child support, post-decree matters, and custody issues. When she is not spending time with her fiancé and perfect rescue dog, Bourbon, Ashley loves cooking, running, and listening to audio books.
Amy Kinnell moved to Kentucky in the Fall of 1997 to attend Asbury College (University). After graduating from the College in 2001, she began her career in the field of adoption, working with both foster and adoptive families. She currently also coordinates a local monthly support group for foster/adoptive/kinship families. Amy and her husband are also parents to three children who joined their family through adoption. Amy joined JS&A as our Adoption Paralegal in the fall of 2022, bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience in the field of adoption to our team.
Heidi was raised in Iowa City, Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa, and then moved to nine different states before finally landing in Lexington in 2009. She is currently enrolled in graduate school and is on track to earn her MA in Clinical Counseling in 2025.
Heidi loves spending time with her three children and enjoys taking her two dogs on walks at the park. She also loves reading, writing, photography, traveling, yoga, and trail running.
Heidi looks forward to hearing from you and assisting you on your unique path to creating your best life!