A native of Bardstown, Matthew graduated from Bardstown High School in 1987. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville School of Business, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to practice law that same year. After working as counsel for an insurance company and the Department of Insurance in Frankfort, Matthew joined Kelley & Kelley in 1998 and was named a partner in 2000. After John Kelley retired in 2012, Matthew continued practicing law as Matthew Hite & Associates and helped form Hite & Pottinger, PLLC in 2014. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Janie Asher Hite has almost twenty years of experience handling all aspects of real estate law, and focuses her practice in that area as well as in probate, business law, adoptions and most other aspects of civil practice. She was appointed as Assistant Nelson County Attorney in December, 2012. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law. She in her husband, Steven Hite, live in Nelson County, where she has practiced law since her admission to practice law in 1995.
John is the eighth consecutive generation of Pottingers to call Nelson County home. He graduated with a Political Science degree in the Honors Program of University of Kentucky in 1992, and went on to receive a nursing degree from Jefferson Community College in 1995. Prior to attending law school, John practiced as an RN and later as a Case Manager for Managed Care Companies. He graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2000 on a full academic scholarship. John focuses his practice in the area of Personal Injury, and his background as a nurse gives him a unique perspective in handling the medical issues that often arise in these cases.