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Julie Kaelin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Louisville native Julie Kaelin has been practicing law in Jefferson and its surrounding counties for ten years, and has spent all but a few months of that time focused on criminal defense.


A graduate of the University of Louisville, Julie is a proud Cards fan (her dad even played football for them). As a Public Defender, Julie handled criminal cases for indigent defendants in Jefferson County for nearly five years. She then went into private practice, and a year later was joined by her best friend, Karen Faulkner. She has served as lead counsel on more than fifteen Circuit Court felony jury trials, including several murder trials. She has served as lead counsel on many District Court bench and jury trials, as well. Julie was selected as a speaker at the 2011 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, where she discussed what lawyers who do not normally practice criminal defense should do if they are contacted by a client who is or may be charged criminally. She was voted a "Top Lawyer" by her peers in 2014 (Louisville Magazine, March 2014).


Criminal defense is Julie's passion, but she has extended her litigation skills to domestic relations and other types of cases. In EPO/DVO hearings, she has a 15-2 win-loss record, of which she is very proud. Julie loves being in the courtroom and this zeal is an asset to her clients.


Additionally, Julie is deeply interested in maintaining the craft and civility of her profession. She is a member of many legal organizations including the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Louisville Bar Association, and serves as a legislative liaison on issues of importance to the criminal defense bar. In July, 2014, she travelled to Macon, GA to participate in the prestigious National Criminal Defense College with other defense attorneys from around the world.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 94%
    11 years
  2. Family: 5%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 1%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-225/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (5 minutes), Pro Bono (2%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Joshua D Farley

    Julie is both a friend and a colleague. Her criminal expertise is bar none and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to her capable hands. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joshua Farley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas A Pavlinic

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Julie, and can attest that she is an exceptional defense attorney with a colorful personality. She pays attention to detail and fights aggressively for her clients.

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    Thomas Pavlinic Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

125 S 6th St
Suite 300
Louisville, KY, 40202

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law200503/11/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NCDC ScholarshipKentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
"Top Lawyer"Louisville Magazine2014
Carl Mann ScholarshipUniversity of Louisville Brandeis School of Law2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFaulkner Kaelin Law Office2010 - Present
Staff Attorney, Adult Trial DivisionLouisville Metro Public Defender Office2006 - 2010
Attorney, Personal Injury LitigationKarl Truman Law Offices2005 - 2006
Of CounselHillerich & Bradsby Co., d/b/a Louisville Slugger2004 - Present
Business Development WriterMcConnell Technology Training Center2001 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector At Large2014 - Present
LBA Leadership AcademyGraduate2012 - 2012
Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of CourtBarrister Member2011 - 2014
Womens Lawyers Association of LouisvilleBoard Member2010 - 2014
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth of KY v. James DavisALL CHARGES DISMISSED
Commonwealth v. Travis RayNOT GUILTY
Commonwealth v. Austin HofmanALL CHARGES DISMISSED

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
http://www.faulknerkaelinlaw.com/blog/various blog posts2013
LBA Bar Briefs"Hanging a Shingle"2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense College at Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AUnknown2014
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of LouisvilleEnglish, CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Presentation AcademyN/AUnknown1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of CourtJury Nullification2014
Fall Semester 2013Trial Practice2013
Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention CommitteeCriminal Defense Triage2011