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Joey Marie Went



Joey Marie Went grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Dunbar High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. She attended Cornell Law school, concentrating on international corporate law. While at Cornell, Joey was an editor of both the International Law Journal and the Legal Information Institute online journal. She also attended the Cornell Law School and Université de Paris I Program in International and Comparative Law at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. After law school, Joey was admitted to the Illinois bar and joined Kirkland and Ellis as an associate, specializing in asset-backed securitization, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private securities offerings. Following her departure from Kirkland, she worked for Reed Smith on mortgage insurance litigation resulting from the housing market crash. Joey was also an Illinois guardian ad litem, investigating contested child guardianship cases. Joey is excited to have returned to the Bluegrass State and the law after several years off following the birth of triplets.



Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Cornell University School of Law
Ithaca, New York, 2006
  • International Law Journal (internet editor)
  • Legal Information Institute
  • Program in International and Comparative Law,
    Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Artium Baccalaureus (A.B.)
    Princeton University
    Princeton, New Jersey, 2001

    Bar Admissions

    Illinois, 2006
    Kentucky, 2020

    Legal Work

    Primary Practice Areas

    Commercial Lending
    Corporate Litigation
    Contract Law
    Family Law

    About Joey

    Community Involvement

    Scott County Schools, PTA and volunteer
    Guardian Ad Litem, Juvenile Court, 2007-2014

    Fast Facts

    Year Joey Joined the firm:
    Joey loves to sew and do other crafts. She has been writing her first novel for more than 10 years.

    References and representative cases available upon request.