|Name||Daniel J. Venters|
Somerset, Kentucky , United States
|Last Modifed||Christie-Toomey '16|
Nov 19, 2011 05:30pm
|Info||Justice Daniel J. Venters lives in Somerset, Kentucky where he has practiced law and served as a judge since 1975. On August 8, 2008, he was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to serve as Kentucky Supreme Court Justice for the Third Supreme Court District, comprised of 27 counties across Southern Kentucky. |
Justice Venters comes to the Supreme Court of Kentucky with over 24 years of prior judicial experience: serving from 1975 to 1979 as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney under then Commonwealth’s Attorney (now U.S. Congressman) Hal Rogers, from 1979 to 1984 as District Judge for Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties, and from 1984 to 2003 as Circuit Judge for Pulaski, Lincoln, and Rockcastle Counties. He is the recipient of the 1986 Henry V. Pennington Trial Judge Award. In 2003, he retired from the trial court bench and returned to private law practice in Somerset.
Justice Venters earned his bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University in 1972, and his juris doctorate at The University of Kentucky College of Law, in 1975.
Justice Venters is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Kentucky. He has served as a member of Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors.
Justice Venters was born in 1950 in Charleston, WV, to the late Joseph C. Venters and Mary Brand Venters. He is married to attorney Jane Adams Venters, is the father of three children, and has two step-children. The Venters’ have three granddaughters. Justice and Mrs. Venters are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Somerset, Kentucky.