Thomas Cothran is the former staff attorney for the Fayette County Circui Courts. He... more
Thomas Cothran is the former staff attorney for the Fayette County Circui Courts. He practices estate planning in Lexington, KY. Thomas Cothran focuses his practice on helping people with special needs plan for the future. Nursing Home Planning Nursing home planning is a very important option many people do not know about. Long term care is very expensive. Fortunately, there are... view profile
I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states.... more
I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states. Prior to focusing on estate planning and elder law, I had an extensive background in litigation, having handled cases in trials, and on appeal, in both states. This background allows me to help fully protect my client's interests when necessary.
After obaining a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentuky, I continued my... more
After obaining a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentuky, I continued my education by completing my LL.M. at the University of Florida. This background allows me to focus my practice on the everchaning Trust and Estate Planning world.
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