C. Edward Glasscock

Chairman Emeritus
T 502.568.0230
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Ed is a business lawyer and serves as Chairman-Emeritus and Co-Chairman of the Firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. He also works with emerging companies on venture capital transactions. Elected at the age of 33 in 1977, Ed served for 23 years as managing member of the former Brown, Todd & Heyburn PLLC. He served as co-managing member of Frost Brown Todd LLC for 8 years through December 31, 2008. In 1977, the Firm had 38 attorneys with offices in Lexington and Louisville. Today, the Firm has over 500 attorneys and 12 offices in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Clients interviewed by Chambers USA© describe Ed as:

"...the most influential lawyer in the entire state for corporate work."
"'...an icon' who is 'incredibly influential' and 'never loses his cool.'"
"...star attorney and lawyer's lawyer."
“…the number one corporate attorney in the state.”
“…a go-to person for many complex transactions.”
“…a highly experienced professional with superb negotiating skills.”
"...a great negotiator who always finds a way to get the deal done."
“…one of the most influential attorneys in Kentucky.”
"He has an imaginative way of putting people and legal principles together in a way that ensures success." 
“…a superb rainmaker who has done a lot to make the firm what it is today."
“…a first class deal-maker.”

Source: Chambers USA©, America Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005 - 2017.

Ed and his wife, Mary F., have two children, Mary Jane Kirkpatrick and Clinton Glasscock; and two granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Sarah Fordyce Kirkpatrick. His hobbies include reading, golf, thoroughbred racing, the arts, and sporting events.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, selected and listed for over 25 years
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Louisville Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Chambers USA®, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2017, listed and ranked as the Number One Corporate Merger & Acquisition Lawyer in Kentucky
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® for 35 years
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2018, ranked the number one corporate lawyer in Kentucky, 2008 and 2009
  • Recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation Community Service Award 2013
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Bellarmine University, May 14, 2011
  • Recipient of Bellarmine's Knight of Knights Award 2005
  • Gold Cup Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, Greater Louisville, Inc., 2003
  • Hall of Fame, University of Kentucky College of Law, Member, 2003
  • Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Member, 2002
  • Tom Simons Leadership Award, Leadership Louisville Foundation, 2002
  • Louisvillian of the Year Award, 2001
  • Recipient of the Greater Louisville Inc.'s Silver Fleur-de-Lis Award for Chairing The Bridges Coalition, 2015
  • University of Kentucky Jefferson County Alumni Club All American Award, 2001
  • Selected in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 as a Partner in Healthcare for distinguished service in support and development of the Greater Louisville Health Care Community
  • Recognized by County Judge/Executive of Grayson County in a Proclamation on September 13, 2001 naming the day "Ed Glasscock Day"
  • Co-Chairman – KY WINS! (An organization promoting expanding gaming in Kentucky)
  • Co-Chairman – Kentucky LIFT, Inc. (An organization promoting local option sales tax)
  • General Counsel, Louisville Arena Authority
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Outstanding Service Award, 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • University of Louisville, Member, Board of Overseers, 1991-present; Member, University of Louisville Athletic Board, 2009-present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Outstanding Service Award, 1975
  • American Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Member


Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • J. Graham Brown Cancer Center, Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • Leadership Louisville Foundation, Board of Directors, Past Chairman, 2006-2007; Chairman of $3,000,000 Destination: Leadership Fundraising Committee, 2016-present
  • Kentucky Center for the Arts, Chairman Emeritus, 2010-Present; Chairman, 1999-2009; Executive Committee, Member & Board Member, 1995-2010
  • Fund for the Arts; Chairman, 1997-1999; Executive Committee, 1995-present
  • Downtown Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 2007-present; Executive Committee, 2008-present
  • Junior Achievement, Capital Campaign Chair (raised $6,500,000 to build the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise), 2005-present; Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Recipient
  • Greater Louisville Inc., Chairman, 2001-2002; Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 1997-2009
  • Unity Campaign for Merger of Louisville and Jefferson County, Chairman, Finance Committee (raised $1,500,000); Member, Strategy Committee
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1997-2002; Member Post-Secondary Education Task Force, 2007; Member Strategic Planning Committee, 2007
  • Frazier History Museum, Board of Directors and Member of Capital Campaign Committee, 2016-present
  • Center for Women & Families, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Library Foundation, Member, Board of Directors; Member, Executive Committee, 1997-2001; 2005-present
  • St. Xavier High School, Member, Board of Directors, 1991-2000
  • Metro United Way Campaign, Cabinet, 1993, 1995 & 1998
  • Metacyte, Board Member, 2003-present
  • The Nucleus, Board Member, 2006-present
  • The Bridges Coalition, Chairman, 2007-February 2010
  • University of Kentucky Law College, Past Chairman, Member, Visiting Committee, 1991-present
  • Bellarmine University, Member, 1988-present and Chairman, for 5 years, Board of Trustees
  • Member, Board of Advisors, U of L School of Business, 2007-present
  • Louisville Regional Airlift Development, Vice Chairman, 2017
  • Member, Advisory Board, LG&E-KU, 2012-present
  • Member, Louisville Steering Committee, 2017
  • Regional Leadership Coalition (KIX), 2003-present
  • Member, Kentucky Show, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Member, Steering Committee, The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 2011-present

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"Buying and Selling a Business in Kentucky,"
Glasscock, Lester, Lyndrup and Tannon, University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education, Section 4 & 5, 1993.

"Buying and Selling a Business in Kentucky,"
Dolson, Glasscock, et al., University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education (2d ed), Section 2, 2002.

"Kentucky Corporation Law,"
Dolson, Glasscock, et al., University of Kentucky College of Law/Office of Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 6, 1997.

Other Contact Info




Mary Metts
T 502.779.8141