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Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr.

Elder law Attorney at Bardstown, KY

4.5   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    A member of ElderCounsel and Netlawinc, I provide a full range of medicaid protection, special needs planning, elder law, and general estate planning services for my clients. Whether you need a simple will, or something more advanced, my goal is wealth preservation.

    12 years

  2. Business
    Providing a full range of legal services to business owners and corporations. Including choice of entity, asset purchase agreements, operating agreements, general transactional matters; as well as providing legal opinions, governmental and administrative compliance.

    12 years

  3. Estate planning
    I provide a full range of estate planning services including wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, and other directives.

    12 years

  4. Litigation

    12 years

I moved back to Nelson County in 2011 to practice law. I am married with a young daughter at home.


My goal as an attorney is to ensure my clients are better off once they hire me. I will only accept a client if I feel that I can be of value. Whether that value is monetary, as in helping a client qualify for medicaid to preserve their hard earned retirement savings, or non-monetary, such as helping a client receive more visitation with their child, value is always the end goal.



Contact Stephen

Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr.
212 E. Stephen Foster Avenue
P.O. Box 327
Bardstown, KY, 40004


4.5 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Patricia | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
Thomas did a great job helping us set up a living trust for my Dad. He is very knowledgeable & trustworthy, we had a lot of questions for him. My Dad felt really comfortable with Thomas as well which meant a lot to us. He never made us feel rushed to make decisions. I will definitely use him again in the future & will recommend him to others.
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Posted by Anne | October 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Thomas was professional, knowledgeable, and prompt with every aspect of our meetings and correspondence. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Nancy | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thomas Hamilton - Estate Planning documents
I highly recommend Thomas Hamilton in the preparation of Estate planning documents. He was very thorough in the preparation of my will, power of attorney and health directive. I appreciate the time Mr. Hamilton took to explain the contents of each document and make sure I fully understood. I found him to be very concise and accommodating.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
good about returning calls
good about returning calls but wish he would put more effort into my case it has been a few months and still no results, I guess he is very busy with other cases.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Saltsman, Willett, Deaton & Hamilton
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Geoghegan & Associates, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • 10th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Transylvania University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Transylvania University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006


  • Kiwanis Club of Bardstown
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Needs Planning - GO Center
  • Building a Comprehensive Plan for Your Child
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Stephen
Elder law Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Thomas Hamilton is an excellent attorney in the Bardstown, Kentucky, area. Thomas understands the unique needs of the seniors and their families needing long term care assistance and has significant experience helping seniors and their families in the areas of elder law, estate planning and probate. When I recommend an attorney in Kentucky, I recommend Thomas."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a well respected lawyer in the community. He provides quality legal advice and great service to his clients. I never hesitate to refer business to Stephen."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"Thomas is an extremely dedicated, hard working elder law attorney. I am always impressed that I can throw any question at him and he knows the answer. He has experience in so many areas of the law, Kentucky residents are lucky to have him in their community. I highly endorse him and send anyone I know needing representation in Kentucky to him!"
Bardstown Elder law Lawyer Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr.
Stephen Thomas Hamilton Jr.
Elder law Attorney
Bardstown, KY
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation