I have been successfully representing people accused of crimes and victims of the negligence of others on a full-time basis in Paducah since 1996. But don't take my word for my success, just hover your mouse over my name in the blue bar above and you can see my Case Results and Recommendations. Before opening my Paducah office, I worked in two large Kentucky law firms. Working for large law firms made me realize I did not enjoy work other than representing the people of Kentucky. I'd rather help a person injured in a car wreck caused by another driver's negligence than work for the negligent driver's insurance company. I'd rather champion the cause of a person wrongfully accused of a crime than the government.
I served two Kentucky governors in economic development positions. I am proud to have created jobs for the working men and women of Kentucky. Before working in economic development, I served a brief stint as a legislative liaison and a special prosecutor in the Kentucky Attorney General's office.
My legal career started in Lexington, KY in 1984. Before then I worked in a drug store, hardware, as a ditch digger and as a newspaper reporter. I worked my way through Ashland Community College, Marshall University and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.
I handle criminal and personal injury cases in the western Kentucky counties of McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall, Hickman, Graves, Livingston, Crittenden, Fulton, Caldwell and Lyon. I also represent clients in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, including Paducah, Fort Campbell and Owensboro. I have also successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati,Ohio.
I continue to be honored by my peers with Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating for achieving and maintaining very high ethical conduct and preeminent legal ability. My peers also selected me as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. Kentucky Monthly magazine selected me as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky. Since 2014, I have been a Top 100 Trial Lawyer as recognized by The National Trial Lawyers.
If you are facing federal or state criminal charges or have been injured because of someone's negligence, call me for an honest evaluation of your case. If you've got a great case, I'll tell you. If you got a case with problems, I'll tell you that too. Even if you haven't been charged with a crime, but would like to have certain criminal charges removed from your record, call me to see if you can take advantage of Kentucky's criminal record expungement process. I will put my reputation, experience and expertise to work for you. Your case deserves the attention of an experienced trial lawyer.