Richard Northern

Senior Counsel

P 502-562-7234

F 502-589-0309


400 West Market Street

Suite 2000

Louisville, KY 40202

Rick Northern is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in corporate law.

  • Professional Experience 
    • White House Fellow
    • Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus
    • Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Romano L. Mazzoli
    • Staff Writer for The Courier-Journal
  • Honors 

    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 2008-2021
    • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®
    • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • Inducted into the University of Louisville Hall of Honor, 2012
    • Named Louisville's Community Leader of the Year, 2006
    • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters conferred by Spalding University
    • Order of Merit Award from the University of Louisville, the highest honor given by its Alumni Association
    • Salute to Catholic School Alumni Award, inaugural Class
    • U.S.-Japan Leadership Fellow
  • Education 

    1977 - M.P.A., Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Littauer Fellow

    1976 - J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

    1970 - B.A. (English), University of Louisville; Editor-in-Chief of The Cardinal and named the Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Directorships 
    • S.Y. Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Symbol SYBT)
    • Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company
    • Nugent Sand Company
  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky
  • Civic Involvement 
    • Chair of the Louisville Redevelopment Authority
    • Director, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare Foundation
    • Former Chair of the Catholic Education Foundation, 2000-2006
    • Former Chair and Director of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, 1981-2008
    • Former Chair of the Caritas Foundation
    • Former Treasurer of the University of Louisville Foundation