Jonas Bastien

Of Counsel


As a fourth grader at South Green Elementary School in Glasgow, Kentucky, Jonas Bastien ( wore a suit to school and told everyone he could that he was going to be a lawyer. For Jonas Bastien, practicing law is nothing short of a lifelong dream—and he’s put in a lifetime of effort to achieve it. From the beginning of his education, he knew that he wanted to be an advocate for others, working towards solving their problems as if they were his own. After graduating from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in political science, he continued his education at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg School of Law, where he received his J.D. At UK, he served as president of the Student Bar Association, contributed to The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, and founded the Bourbon Legal Society.

His work in the healthcare field led to him being recognized as both a “Rising Star,” by Super Lawyers and “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America in 2024. To Jonas, the field of healthcare law presents a wide variety of complex legal puzzles to which he can apply his ever-growing legal knowledge and well-developed analytical skills. Jonas’s practice focuses on healthcare regulatory, transactional, and corporate law, in his representation of healthcare providers and suppliers and other participants in the healthcare industry. Federal and state regulatory and compliance issues require constant attention as the healthcare field is one of the most regulated industries in our nation. Jonas regularly counsels healthcare industry clients on matters involving physician employment agreements and negotiations, physician referral rules, certificates of need, privacy and security of health information, corporate documents and compliance programs, fraud and abuse (Anti-kickback Law, Stark II, etc.), and licensure and business matters. Representative clients include estheticians, med-spas, physicians, health systems, physician practices both large and small, nursing facilities, laboratory providers, and others industry participants.

Outside of his work at EMWN, Jonas is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the American Inns of Court as well as being a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, 5th District Representative, and a Member of the Lexington Chamber Music Festival Board of Directors. Jonas was also instrumental in founding the Lexington Tool Library while a member of Leadership Lexington. He also serves on the University of Louisville Martin Luther King Junior Scholars Program Alumni Council and Community Advisory Committee. In his spare time, Jonas enjoys Chito-ryu karate, golf, playing the piano, and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.


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Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2021

United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2021

United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2021



University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, Lexington, J.D., 2021

CALI Award, Legal Clinic

Core Simms Fellowship Scholarship Recipient

Student Bar Association President (previously, 1L and 2L representative)

The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law

Award for Best Source & Cite – Sylvester Article

Rosenberg College of Law Dean Search Committee (appointed)

2019 Kentucky Mock Trial Championship Team

American Inns of Court, Central Kentucky (pupil)

The Bourbon Legal Society (founder)

University of Louisville, Louisville, B.A. in Political Science, 2018

Honors College

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar and student honoree

Erin Kelly Lyons Rouse Award (Political Science Department, outstanding student)

Political Science Department Internship Coordinator (two-terms)

Student Government Association Director of Governmental Affairs

Order of Omega President (Honor Society)

Cultural Center Award (advocacy and campus engagement)

Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Citizenship Award