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Douglas S. Haynes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Louisville, KY

Fernandez Haynes & Moloney PLLC
401 West Main Street, Suite 1807
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-684-9969
Fax: 502-589-7333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Douglas S. Haynes is a partner with Fernandez & Haynes PLLC law firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Nationally recognized as among the leading lawyers in the country, Mr. Haynes has more than 36 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Louisville metro and surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Haynes volunteered with VISTA, where he assisted low-income tenants of the Lower East Side of Manhattan obtain better housing. Through that experience, he worked closely with Legal Aid services and saw firsthand how the law can be used to help those in need. Throughout his legal practice, he has maintained his resolve to be a trustworthy and effective advocate for his clients who are dealing with serious and complex legal issues that will affect them and their families for years to come.

Although a tough and tenacious litigator, Mr. Haynes strives to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements through mediation and negotiation whenever possible. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, he keeps his clients' rights and best interests at the forefront of his efforts while helping them pursue their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Haynes has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with perennial designation as among the top attorneys in his region. In addition, the Louisville Magazine named him a Top Lawyer for the past several years, and the Louisville Bar Association voted him Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2002.

A 1971 graduate of Davidson College, Mr. Haynes received his Master of Social Work from Columbia University in 1976. After working as a counselor for several years, he attended the University of Washington Law School in Seattle, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1984. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Claims. He is also a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Louisville Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Divorce, Arbitration, Mediation


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Douglas S. Haynes

First Admitted: 1984, Washington

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board, Family and Children’s Place
  • Past Chairperson of Citizens Committee or Better Judges


  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers, numerous years
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney rating service, the highest rating available, since 2004
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer every year since inception, 2007 – 2017 
  • Louisville Bar Association Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2002
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, admitted 2004

Educational Background

  • Columbia University, New York City, New York, Master of Social Work, 1976
  • Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina, BA, 1971

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Claims
  • Kentucky
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Office Location for Douglas S. Haynes

401 West Main Street
Suite 1807
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-684-9969

Fax: 502-589-7333

Last Updated: 9/8/2021

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