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Joshua D Farley

Joshua D Farley

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense, Business

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About Me

Joshua D Farley is the owner of Farley Law. He was born and raised in Kentucky, which means he is just as comfortable in a courtroom with a suit, as he is on the back porch with a bourbon. Josh attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, graduating in 2006. Since law school he has become a distinguished and preeminent litigator, representing clients throughout the Commonwealth. He has years of experience practicing appellate law, business and contracts law, criminal defense, and personal injury law. Josh spent five and a half years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General and has filed more than two hundred and fifty briefs in the appellate courts, garnering fifteen oral arguments and twenty-nine published opinions. At the age of twenty-nine, Josh became one of the youngest attorneys to ever appear before the Supreme Court of the United States on their own petition for certiorari and win; securing an 8-1 victory for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Kentucky v. King, 131 S.Ct. 1849 (2011). He has also become a frequent presenter and speaker, both for attorneys and students, helping to educate, inform, and train others. Josh was named a 2013 Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Distinguished Alumni.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    3 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    3 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    9 years, 300 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
    9 years, 400 cases
  5. Business: 5%
    3 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Alex White

    I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer at a great firm. Hire with complete confidence.


    Alex White Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Greg Simms

    Josh Farley provides the absolute best Appellate work in Louisville, and probably the state of Kentucky. He's creative, thorough and precise. You simply can't find a better appeals lawyer.


    Greg Simms DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Farley Law

Starks Building
455 South 4th Street, Suite 1250
Louisville, KY, 40202



KYAuthorized to practice law200605/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Distinguished Alumnus Award for Recent AlumniLouis D Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerFarley Law Office2014 - Present
AttorneyMichael L. Hawkins & Associates2013 - 2014
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice Of The Kentucky Attorney General2007 - 2013
Contract Attorney/ParalegalBoehl Stopher & Graves2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Justice AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Franklin County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy SectionN/A2008 - Present
Scottish Rite of Freemasonary322006 - Present
Honorable Order of Kentucky ColonelsN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Kentucky v. King, 131 S.Ct. 1849 (2011)Victory
Alleman v. Kentucky, 131 S.Ct. 418 (2010)Victory
Commonwealth v. Alleman, 306 S.W.3d 484 (Ky. 2010)Victory

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Vanderbilt UniversityPsychology and TheatreBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fayette County Women Lawyer's Association CLEThere and Back Again: The Cert Process and the Highest Court in the Land2013
Law School - Guest LecturerAppellate Advocacy and Oral Argument2012
Kentucky State Government Bar Association CLEThere and Back Again: The Cert Process and the Highest Court in the Land2012
Kentucky Prosecutors ConferenceJury Instructions that Survive Appeal2012
Law School - Guest SpeakerAppellate Advocacy and Kentucky v. King2011
Kentucky Prosecutors ConferenceSearch and Seizure Law in Kentucky2011
Law School - Guest SpeakerAppellate Advocacy and Kentucky v. King2010
Law School - Guest LecturerAppellate Advocacy and Kentucky v. King2010
Kentucky Prosecutors ConferenceEvidentiary,Search and Seizure Law and Notable Case Law Update2010
Kentucky Mid-Winter Prosecutors ConferenceIneffective Assistance of Counsel: Trial and Appellate Issues2007