Practice Areas




Personal Injury
If you have been injured as a result of negligence of another person or company, it is critical that you seek the advice of an experienced attorney, as soon as possible. My firm is practiced in prosecuting claims for all manner of injured people. If necessary in your case, I can hire, prepare and obtain testimony from qualified and experienced expert witnesses, regarding the issues of liability or damages. Whether your case is settled, mediated or tried before a jury, the preparation will be extensive. People are injured every day by the following:
  • Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dangerous Condition on Premises
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dangerous or Faulty Products (Product Liability)
I will aggressively pursue every avenue of compensation, through negotiated insurance settlement or at trial. I am dedicated to recovering for you full damages for your medical treatment and future medical care, lost wages and lost future earnings, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life for catastrophic injuries or permanent disability.If you have been injured, you could be entitled to recover the following:
  • Cost of Medical Treatment
  • Disability
  • Loss of Wages
  • Reduced Ability to Earn Money
  • Pain and Suffering-Past, Present and Future
  • Punitive Damages
To learn more about your legal rights after an accident, please call us to discuss our claim. We will be happy to investigate our case and advise on your claim. Your consultation is FREE and there will be absolutely NO fees unless we collect for you.
My Firm is among the most experienced Bankruptcy firms in western Kentucky. With our extensive experience and technical knowledge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, we give people in financial difficulty a fresh start. Financial disaster can strike with little warning. The loss of employment, enormous medical bills, divorce or even the death of a loved one may force you to make a decision to seek financial protection under federal laws. I am here to help you or your business through the any financial disaster, so to get you back onto solid ground. I can help you:
  • Discharge Debts
  • Stop Foreclosure
  • Stop Repossession
  • Stop Wage Garnishment
  • Repair Credit
Often when a person or business has mounting financial problems, creditors are merciless in harassing them with a blizzard of threatening phone calls, letters, lawsuits, liens and garnishments. I can put a stop to these types of creditor harassment. Once an individual or business files bankruptcy, an automatic stay is placed on all accounts, and stopping all collection efforts in their tracks. As I often tell my clients, there is a reason why the process is called Bankruptcy "Relief".Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a form available to all individuals, corporations and partnerships. There is no minimum or maximum debt that you can seek to discharge in a Chapter 7. Chapter 7 is a complete discharge of all debts that you owe with certain exceptions.Generally, when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are able to keep all of your personal belongings. In many cases, the individual filing is allowed to keep their home, their vehicles, and all of their household items. However, this varies on a case-by-case basis. The common myth is that because you are filing bankruptcy, you have to lose your home, and that is seldom the case.Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a debt restructuring plan where a person attempts to pay back all or part of his/her debts based on their disposable income. Chapter 13 has several advantages, and it can help you do the following:

  • Immediately stop a foreclosure or repossession action against your home or automobile.
  • Stop creditors from harassing you or garnishing your wages.
  • Significantly reduce the amount of your monthly payments.

When you file a Chapter 13, your creditors cannot take any further collection action against you, and once your case is approved, the creditors must abide by the repayment terms that the Bankruptcy Court orders. Typically, all of your debts would be rolled into one payment, and you would make one payment each month to the Bankruptcy Court. The Bankruptcy Court then determines the amount each creditor will receive from the payment.

The main advantage of a Chapter 13 is that the amount that you have to pay is based upon what you can afford. It is not based upon how much you owe or what your creditors think you should to pay.

My firm has filed many Chapter 13 cases and has assisted many clients in stopping foreclosure actions so that they could keep their homes. In a Chapter 13, just like in a Chapter 7, you are usually able to keep your home, your vehicle, and your personal possessions.

Many individuals file a Chapter 13 because they are not eligible to file a Chapter 7 due to certain income requirements. This means that if your income is above a certain level, you may not be able to file Chapter 7, and a Chapter 13 may be your only option. However, my experience has been that the payments allowed under a Chapter 13 plan are significantly less than the clients had already been paying, and it gives the clients relief for their finances going forward.

I understand that filing bankruptcy is a very difficult decision. I work individually with each client to ensure that I have recommended the best course of action for them. Please feel free to contact our office at 270-886-9794, or toll free 877-990-2779, to speak with someone about your situation.
Criminal Defense
I have over seven years of prosecutorial experience, both as former Assistant Christian County Attorney and as a former Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. Armed with this experience, I know that, whether you’re facing a first time DUI, or you have multiple felony convictions, your case is too important not to get the best legal assistance you can find. I know my clients are worried about losing their license, their employment, or even their freedom. I also know that, when this happens, people need quick and clear answers to their legal questions.

I am often able to arrange for release on one's own recognizance, or the posting of a cash or signature bond. Where warranted, I will also fight for a bail reduction for release so that we can defend the case with the client free from incarceration, while we work together to defend the case. I do much more than simply plea bargain or question witnesses in court. We also provide the following services:

  • Providing my clients with an objective perspective on their situation and what is likely to happen if their cases go to trial. This perspective is vital for defendants trying to decide whether to accept a plea bargain offered by the prosecutor.
  • Familiarizing and explaining to my client's important legal rules. Many criminal law rules are hidden away in court interpretations of federal and state constitutions.
  • Taking advantage of or local court practice and procedures that are vital to effective representation but aren't written down anywhere.
  • Making my clients understand the legal and practical consequences of simply pleading guilty.

I can assist you with Misdemeanor or Felony charges, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • All Felonies
  • All Misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Citations
  • Probation Violations
  • Record Expungement
In short, I have the necessary experience to handle any criminal charge whether it be in federal or state court. I have the litigation skill, and responsiveness needed to succeed in criminal cases. I will vigorously pursue justice, and make myself available for clients due to my understanding of the drastic and far-reaching effects associated with criminal charges.
Divorce & Family Law
Family law involving divorce, child support, custody of children, and division of property and debts, are complicated and require competent, skillful and knowledgeable attorneys to properly apply such laws.

Typical cases involve:

  1. Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
  2. Child Custody
  3. Child Support
  1. Visitation
  2. Marital and Non-Marital Property Disputes
  1. Adoption
  2. Termination of Parental Rights
Realizing that such difficulties are life-altering and extremely upsetting, I will do my best to lighten your burden. Please call us for assistance in these matters.
Business and Corporate Law
I provide a full range of legal services to local businesses. I help local business owners establish a corporation, a limited liability company, or other form of business. We assist businesses with the necessary documents that need to be filed/prepared in order for them to properly execute their own personal business plan. After a business is in operation, we assist with any dispute that arises, with collections, and the drafting and negotiation of many agreements. I have served as local counsel for companies such as Time Warner Cable, General motors and crown services.

My firm is committed to being a productive valuable assistant to those we serve. and to help each business succeed.
Wills and Estates
At a time of change — a divorce, a marriage, the birth of a child, the death of a family member, many people realize they need to develop or revise an estate plan to meet changing circumstances. Everyone who has property or a dependent should have these basic documents, so that friends and family will know how you want your assets divided.

An estate plan can include many different documents. On the one hand, by placing property in a trust (or multiple trusts), your family can avoid the expense, publicity and time of probate. On the other hand, you may want a testamentary trust or a living trust. If you have a child with disabilities, you may want to establish a special needs trust.

What about your own care? If you are unable to make your own decisions, who will? A power of attorney can designate someone of your choice to make decisions about finances, and day-to-day living. A living will and medical directive can explain your preferences about end-of-life medical care.

I am here to talk when you need us to establish or revise an estate plan, probate an estate after the death of a loved one, or to talk to you about your own objectives. I can recommend trusts, powers of attorney, and other ways to conserve assets and make your wishes known. Whatever your needs are, plan to talk to me.
My firm handles collection matters for a variety of businesses and financial institutions. The services provided include the filing and enforcement of liens, foreclosure actions, and other methods of recovering on unpaid debt.
Local Government Law
I represents local government agencies and small municipalities on a regular basis. I have served as the City Attorney for the City of Oak Grove, one of the fastest-growing cities in the Commonwealth since 1998.
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