More about Our Firm

Our firm was founded in 2005 by four attorneys, who left a larger firm with the goal of providing high-quality legal representation in a more client-focused and economical manner.

Today, our attorneys have a combined experience of over 60 years in the legal industry and have tried cases throughout Kentucky in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Our firm has achieved significant high marks from our peers, which include listings in U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms. Our attorneys are listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and have received high ratings in Martindale-Hubbell for competency and ethics.

Our attorneys focus their practice primarily on civil and regulatory litigation matters affecting a wide range of industries, including the mining industry and healthcare. Whether you are dealing with litigation, employment matters, a workplace safety investigation, buying or selling a business or need assistance reviewing and drafting contracts, we can help.

Meet The Team


John M. Williams

Attorney & Partner

Phone: (859) 245-1059 EXT. 1026

Areas of Practice: Mineral & Energy | Commercial Litigation | Business Organizations and Transactions | Construction Claims | Occupational Safety (Defense)


Melanie Kilpatrick

Attorney & Partner
Phone: (859) 245-1059 EXT. 1023

Areas of Practice: Mineral And Energy | Employment Law | Education | Commercial Litigation


Tricia Shackelford


Phone: (859) 245-1059 EXT. 1028

Areas of Practice: Transactional Healthcare | Business Organizations and Transactions | General Commercial and Civil Litigation 

Why work with us?


Our partners combine more than 60 years of legal experience in these complex practice areas. Who better to represent you than an attorney with that first-hand experience?


We have worked with healthcare organizations, mines, and Fortune 500 companies across the country in matters such as hiring, regulatory compliance and workplace health and safety. We also have a lengthy track record of success in federal and state courts.


As our client, you will benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of our entire team of partners, who all bring fresh perspectives and their own unique skills to each case to help you find the best solution.

How can we help?

Schedule an initial consultation today to learn more about the exceptional representation our lawyers can offer you and your business. Feel free to call us in Lexington at 859-245-1059.

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