LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross T. Ewing, Attorney, McBrayer, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Ewing has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Ewing outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, and numerous awards and recognitions. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2008. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 2005, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and as a Gaines Fellow in the Humanities, and a National Merit Scholar.
With nearly a decade dedicated to law, Ewing brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry, and in particular to his area of specialization, family law.
As a thought-leader in his industry, Ewing has written and lectured on the unique legal issues facing unmarried couples and he has earned numerous recognitions for his exceptional legal writing skills. Notably, Ewing is one of the preeminent legal minds focusing on same-sex family law in Kentucky. He is the first ever chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's LGBT law section and has written extensively on the topic in prominent law journals. Ewing notes that while the field is nascent, Kentucky is moving towards full marriage equality under the law. He noted:
"I do a lot of work with LGBT family law, but I have always said I would be happy to be worked out of a job there. And it looks like we're finally getting close to the point where LGBT family law is the same as all other family law, which makes me very happy."
Ewing also has his finger on the pulse of other trends in family law in Kentucky. In particular, he notes a movement towards true joint custody, and a rise in the number of couples who are cohabiting without a legal marriage:
"There are two main trends we are paying attention to in Kentucky right now. One, is that we have really seen a move towards true joint custody among people who get divorced. Parents are spending truly equal amounts of time with their children. Figuring out the legalities and technicalities of how to make that work for people who want to continue to be equal parents after their divorce is a big deal, and we're still sorting through some of the intricacies.
"The other big trend that we're paying attention to is people who choose not to marry. We had the marriage equality litigation, but there are still some folks who for a variety of reasons are not getting married. So we are making sure that we can account for them and plan for them appropriately in both marriage and divorce type work, as well as in estate planning."
Ewing recently began a new position with the law firm McBrayer, where he will be heading their newly formed Family Law department. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association, where he was a Past Chair of the Domestic Relations Section. He is admitted to practice in the state of Kentucky, the Eastern District of Kentucky and Western District of Kentucky, US Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ewing was selected as the Fayette County Pro Bono Program 2010 Attorney of the Year. He has received an AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® rating from his peers in the area of family law.
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