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William L. Hoge III

William L. Hoge III

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence

About Me

I have been practicing law in Louisville since 1972 and focusing on Family Law for more than half of those years.  I am a  Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former Chair of the Family Law Sections for both the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association.

I have decades of experience as a trial attorney with training as a mediator, arbitrator and collaborative law professional.  Contact me today if you want to talk about how we can use my vast legal experience to help you resolve your complex divorce and Family Law issues.

Call or write my office and ask about a free 15-minute consultation on your Kentucky family law issue.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    43 years
  2. Family: 25%
    43 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    43 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    43 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    43 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hugh Will Barrow III

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hugh Barrow Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Hoge & Associates

200 South 5th Street, Suite 400 SOUTH
First Trust Centre
Louisville, KY, 40202



KYAuthorized to practice law197207/26/2012

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2007 Raising the Bar AwardAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2007
Kentucky Super Lawyer (2007 to present)Super Lawyers2007
John R. “Jack” Keegan AwardAmerican Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs2007
Richard Revell Family Law Practitioner of the YearLouisville Bar Association1999
Continuing Legal Education Award (annually since 1990)Kentucky Bar Association1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerHoge & Associates1972 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Kentucky Chapter)Former President2003 - 2004
Louisville Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer Chair1999 - 1999
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Kentucky chapter)Former Continuing Education Chair1999 - 2005
Kentucky Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer Chair1997 - 1998
American Bar AssociationCo-Founder and Member, Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs1997 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association, Lawyers Helping Lawyers (now Lawyer Assistance Program)Founding Member1981 - Present
Family Law Solutions, PLLCFounding MemberN/A
Kentucky Collaborative Family Law Network, Inc.Founding member and past PresidentN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
International Alliance of Holistic LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
High-conflict, high-asset divorce caseFavorably resolved in Court of Appeals

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Publication NameTitleDate
Louisville Bar Briefs, LBA monthly publication (2007-2009)Family Law articles2009
UK/CLE Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice"Alternative Dispute Resolution" chapter2006
KATA Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association) 2002-2003"Dissipation Claims in Dissolution Cases", "Lodestar Custody Decision", "Maintenance in Family Law" and other articles2002
Divorce in Kentucky -- The Dissolution Resolution SystemCo-Author1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of LouisvilleN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LBA Family Law annual presentation for new practitioners (2002-2007)"Nuts and Bolts of Divorce"2007
ABA Conference"Enlightened Self-Interest and Compassion"2000
KBA Family Law Update"Spousal Support: Maintenance or More?"1999
Kentucky General AssemblyReport to the KY General Assembly on Parenting and Child Custody1998
AAML/LBA Conference"Attorney Fees and Litigation Costs"1998