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Justin R Key

Justin R Key

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

Community activities include assisting elderly and underprivileged individuals at Legal Aid Wills Clinics, helping children through Project Role Model at the Family Scholar House, and pro bono work with victims of domestic violence.  Hobbies include basketball and tennis. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
  2. Family: 25%



Hourly ($205-225/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Brian D. Cook

    Justin is a hard working and conscientious young attorney. We've used him in the past to refer family law as well as probate cases to. He's always done an excellent job.


    Brian Cook Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Greg Simms

    I've sent several clients that needed help in the Family Law area to Justin and they were all happy with his services. He works hard and he's extremely bright. I endorse this lawyer.


    Greg Simms DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info



INActive In Good Standing200808/05/2015
KYAuthorized to practice law200704/21/2010

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2012
CLE AwardLouisville Bar Association2011
National Certification of CompetencyLexisNexis2007
Marlin M. Volz ScholarshipBrandeis School of Law2006
Lively Wilson Professional Skills ProgramBrandeis School of Law2006
Aademic AchievementBrandeis School of Law2005
Legal ResearchBrandeis School of Law2004
CS AchievementMSU CSIS Department2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Parents Attorney (Louisville)Kentucky Court of Justice - Chief Jefferson Family Court Judge Stephen M. George2013 - Present
FacultySolo Practice University2012 - Present
Owner/AttorneyKey Law Group2012 - Present
Of CounselJones Ward PLC2011 - Present
MemberDodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC2006 - 2012
N/AConliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan2006 - 2006
Law ClerkFrymire, Evans, Peyton, Teague & Cartwright2005 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisville Bar AssociationChair, Solo & Small Firm Section2013 - 2014
American Association for Justice, Family Law SectionSection Member2012 - 2013
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - 2012
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2009 - 2012
AOC Guardian ad Litem TrainingParticipant2009 - 2010
Indiana State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2007 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationDomestic Relations Section2007 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationWebsite Committee Member2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2012
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dermody v. DermodyFamily court order against client reversed & remanded
Newman v. PughObtained primary custody, support and fees
Hutchison v. LaughbaumClient's motion to relocate with child granted

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Publication NameTitleDate
Solo Practice UniversityEstate Planning & Practice in the 21st Century2012
J.Key J.D.The Need For Digital Estate Planning2012
WAVE 3 TroubleshooterConnected2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Providence High SchoolN/AUnknownN/A
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Murray State UniversityComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Solo & Small FirmProbate2013
Solo Practice UniversityEstate Planning & Practice in the 21st Century2012
Alumni ConferenceComputer Science and the Law2012
Jefferson County Pro Se Divorce ClinicDivorce2011
Collaborative Family LawyersCollaborative Divorce2011
C.A.R.E. Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy ProgramCredit Use for High School Seniors2010
Wills Clinic for Elderly & Underprivileged CitizensEstate Planning2005
Legal Aid Society Wills ClinicsEstate PlanningN/A