Jesse Fries

Jesse D. Fries has been named partner with Orwin & Fries Law Office in Somerset, Kentucky.

“I am pleased to welcome Jesse as a partner. His strong background in the Lake Cumberland community and legal experience will be important as we continue to focus on personalized, custom-tailored legal representation for our clients," said Bruce Orwin, founding partner of Orwin & Fries.

For more than 30 years, Orwin Law has provided valuable legal service to individuals, families, and businesses. The law firm offers a holistic approach, supporting clients with their lifelong legal needs.

Jesse earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

At Vermont Law School Jesse gained extensive experience in environmental law. Working with the Vermont Law School Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic he worked to protect local waterways for fishing and recreation, fought to restrict expansion of aging oil pipelines, and helped enforce coal reclamation statutes.

Jesse also worked alongside Prof. Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated as a research assistant. Research and writing topics included the Americans with Disabilities Act, collective bargaining agreements, the Penn State University sexual abuse scandal, and anti-trust law.

The announcement of Jesse’s partnership coincides with the unveiling of the firm’s new name, website, logo, and identity system (all created by KSD Kinetic Strategic Design in Somerset, Kentucky). The firm’s symbol, a stylized sun composed of law books, represents the light and knowledge that Orwin & Fries strives to bring to all legal undertakings.

Orwin & Fries motto, "Law. For Life." encapsulates their approach to the law, and particularly how they help their clients, and how they develop long-lasting relationships with them.

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