James Wesley Harned Member


Location Lexington, Kentucky Email @ Phone 859-721-2856 Fax 859-523-3857


Wes is a member of Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains PLLC. Immediately prior to joining the Firm in March 2017, Wes was an associate in the Lexington, Kentucky office of a regional law firm, where he practiced primarily healthcare and medical malpractice litigation.  Prior to that, Wes was an associate in a boutique bankruptcy and litigation firm in Lexington, where he focused his practice in the areas of general civil, commercial and bankruptcy litigation.  While Wesley’s practice at Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains PLLC concentrates mostly on general civil, commercial, tort, and bankruptcy litigation, he represents local business and professional clients in business transactions and other business-related legal matters as well.

Wes is a native Kentuckian–born in Bowling Green and raised in Elizabethtown.  Wes attended the University of Kentucky and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) in 2005, followed by a Master of Business Administration Degree in 2006.  Wes obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2009.  While attending the College of Law, he served on the Kentucky Law Journal.

Wes is an avid supporter of local programs aimed at educating Fayette County grade school and high school students about personal finance and financial awareness.  He has been a volunteer presenter on financial awareness at local high schools as part of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program and at local grade schools as part of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass.  Wes enjoys spending free time with his wife, young son and daughter, and their Weimaraner named Blue.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Transactions

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow, 2016 – Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 2010 – Present

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Kentucky, 2010


J.D., 2009 – University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky

    • KY Law Journal, Staff Member, 2007 – 2009

M.B.A., 2006 – University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Bachelor’s Degree (Business Administration), 2005 – University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Published Works

  • Telemarketers Gone Mobile: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 and Unsolicited Commercial Text Messages, 97 Ky. L.J 313, 2009


  • How to Get Your Electronic Evidence Admitted, National Business Institute, 2016
  • The “Big Six” Admissibility Questions, National Business Institute, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Commerce Lexington “Leadership Lexington” Class of 2015, 2014 – 2015