John R. Tarter

Associate Counsel

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Western Kentucky University, B.A. 1985
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. 1990

Practice Areas

Creditor’s Rights
Commercial and Business Litigation
Commercial and Consumer Automobile Lender Liability
Complex Civil Litigation and Class Action Defense
State and Federal Civil Appeals


Kentucky Bar Association
Jefferson County Bar Association


2002 United States Supreme Court
1990 United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
1990 United States District Courts, Eastern & Western District of Kentucky
1998 United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
2015 United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
1990 Kentucky Supreme Court


Before joining Reisenfeld & Associates, Mr. Tarter served as senior litigation and risk management counsel at a national creditors’ rights law firm. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Deputy General Counsel for the Kentucky Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety. For the past 15 years, Mr. Tarter’s practice has been focused upon defending creditors, banks, and automobile lenders in FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and Consumer Protection Act cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Tarter is a former member of the defense steering committee of the National Association of Retail Creditor’s Attorneys (NARCA).


Mr. Tarter resides in central Kentucky with his wife and children. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America, Blue Grass Region and regularly serves on Eagle Scout boards of review.