[by Phyllis Shaikun]
Louis I. Waterman, a leading Family Law attorney in Kentucky, former judge of Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Division Four, and member of the boards of Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare for more than a decade, has been named Chair of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Board of Trustees.
His tenure with the Jewish Hospital organization began in 1998 when he joined the Jewish Hospital Foundation’s Advisory Board of Directors. He joined the Board of Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services the following year and became a member of the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Board when it was inaugurated in 2006.
A Louisville native and honors graduate of the University of Kentucky, Waterman earned a law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. A long-time community activist, he currently chairs The Bingham Child Guidance Center Board of Trustees and the Churchill Downs Official Host Program and serves on the Boards of the Louisville Zoo Foundation, the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Louisville Sigma Chi Alumni Association. He has served on the Boards of the Louisville Zoo Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and Four Courts Senior Center.
Professionally, Waterman maintains a domestic relations practice with Fore, Miller & Schwartz in Louisville. A graduate of the Leadership Louisville and a member of The Bingham Fellows III, he is a Board member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Courts Facility Advisory Council and the Family Court Advisory Committee and has served on the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Cabinet. He was the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division FEMA Representative for Kentucky and Indiana.
Waterman has been recognized by Business First as a Top 40 Under 40 and his Public Service
Committee was selected as the Louisville Bar Association’s Outstanding Committee of the Year. He also has received the Louisville Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the Kentucky Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Award and was named the Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer by the Legal Aide Society. In 2003, he received the Hall of Fame William H. Sheppard – Excellence in Community Leadership Award and was named Ballard High School’s Alumni of the Year in 2004.
He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations. He has been a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy – Board Certified in Family Law and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Waterman and his wife, Mary Barrazotto, are the parents of two children, Mark and Kate. The family are members of The Temple.