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Timothy Denison

Criminal defense Attorney at Louisville, KY

4.9   42 reviews

also known as Law Offices Of Timothy Denison

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%

    33 years, 300 cases

  2. Ethics and professional responsibility
    30%

    33 years, 10 cases

  3. Family
    20%

    33 years, 40 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

    33 years, 10 cases

  5. Civil rights
    10%

    33 years, 10 cases

I am a trial lawyer in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, and have been practicing law for over 32 years.  I practice in a wide variety of fields, including criminal defense, attorney and judicial misconduct defense, DUI law, traffic tickets and citations, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pill defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, wills trusts and probate, administrative law, divorce, child custody, supprt and visitation (including pet litigation), and  the general practice of civil and criminal law. I have been lecturing both live and virtually on legal issues regularly for the past 23 years.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2018

Photos and videos

Louisville criminal defense attorney Tim Denison has over 25 years of experience and over 100 jury trials. He handles drug charges, murder and manslaughter, felonies, divorce, college student crimes and attorney discipline and judicial misconduct actions.
Louisville criminal defense attorney Tim Denison handles drug charges from misdemeanors to felonies and federal court trials.  He has had over 100 jury trials. He handles charges involving manufacturing, trafficking, possession, and other related charges.
Louisville divorce attorney Tim Denison handles various aspects of family law.  Divorce litigation, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance and post-decree modifications.  Tim practices in Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham and Bullitt counties.
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Location

Law Offices Of Timothy Denison
235 South Fifth Street
The Third Floor
Louisville, KY, 40202-3226

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | April 29, 2024
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Jennifer
Mr. Denison is very professional and knowledgeable. Very happy with his services. Highly recommend!
Posted by Travis | October 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch
I could not be happier with my decision to have Mr. Denison represent me! Everything was handled professionally and without flaw
Posted by Keith | October 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Denison is the right lawyer to call
I decided to call Mr. Denison because of his reputation. He was fast in his initial response. He helped me and was very kind and he explained everything He did the work as pro.ised and I would recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellant Lawyer!
Mr Denison recently helped with our son's criminal case. I cannot say enough nice things about him. He picks up the phone, calls you back, meets with you and advises you on what to expect. He truly went out of his way to so we could get the best outcome. He is also very easy to talk to. If I ever need another lawyer, which I hope we do not, he will be the one we call!
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Posted by Crystal | September 27, 2023
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Winner!!
I’ve had a couple cases now, that Mr. Denison has litigated. The most recent case, lets just say, he did what has never been done in the courtroom, because he literally did what no one has done and not only won but I got my life back. To hear dismissed, was a sigh of relief to say the least. I never doubted he would WIN on my behalf
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2023
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He’s the 1
Tim successfully navigated me through a nightmare criminal case. Look no further.
Posted by Mickie | September 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
If I could give more stars, I would!
Mr Denison the most incredible, passionate, and dedicated attorney I have ever had. Throughout the entire time he always kept me in the know, gave the best of legal advice and was able to help me in a very difficult situation. I'll recommend him to anyone that ever needs help.
Posted by Lynn | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Timothy is very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend him if you are in need of an attorney.
Posted by Jessica | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Timothy Denison, was very knowledgeable and upfront about what I could expect, he didn't sugar coat anything . I would absolutely recommend him to anyone needing a great attorney ! I would definitely use him again .
Posted by Toby | August 22, 2023
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Professional
I have utilized his services with a divorce with a child involvement. He was very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend his services. He was very professional and efficient.
Posted by Nancy D | August 18, 2023
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One of the Good Guys
I don't have a lot of previous experience with lawyers, but I can say that Tim is very down to earth, a good listener, detail oriented and very professional. You certainly won't regret using him for your legal needs.
Posted by Linda | August 18, 2023
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Administrative Assistant
we consulted with Mr. Denison concerning a title on a vehicle we purchased for cash. A couple months or more past without a clear title. our efforts to get a title had been exhausting. I contacted Mr. Denison to find out what I needed to do to remedy this situation. His advice was just what we needed. A little over a week; my ordeal was over . Thank you
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Posted by Michelle | August 18, 2023
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Excellent
We hired him twice. He's very responsive and has great communication. He explained the process fully to my daughter and got great results.
Posted by BrandyPhillips | July 14, 2022
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My pick for the win
Dennison told me exactly what to do in order for us to get desired favorable results and an outcome that couldn't have went better. He is worth every penny when it comes to picking out who is on your side so no need shopping around. I will definitely come back when needing some one who knows the law and will fight to win
Posted by Rachael | June 24, 2022
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Estate Planning
I hired Mr. Denison to do a will, and any other documents needed to ensure my assets were protected and would go to my heirs as I saw fit. He was amazing, kind and fairly priced. I would recommend him for any of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great guy, even better lawyer!
I consulted Mr. Denison for a legal matter and he went above and beyond to take care of me and my needs regarding my case.
Posted by Joe | May 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Effective Lawyer
Mr. Denison is a lawyer true to his word. He recently handled a criminal case for me. He told me from the beginning what the possible consequences could be. He was able to get me a favorable ruling that did not include any jail time. He was extremely professional and told me exactly what to expect in court. If you are ever charged with a criminal offense please reach out to Mr. Denison for his expertise.
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Posted by Amber | April 12, 2021
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Felony case-DISMISSED!
10/10 is not enough of a rating to give this man! Tim is hands down the BEST criminal defense lawyer in the state. He tells you like it is, what his plan is and he goes for it. Every time I talked with him it felt like I was talking to an old friend. He is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom! I don’t know many lawyers who can get a felony charge completely dismissed but I know he did. He’s honest and unlike a lot of lawyers he won’t beat around the bush. If he tells you he is going to do something, consider it done and think no more of it. He truly cares about his clients!!! He is more than fair with his prices and the quality of service you get is priceless!
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Posted by Dylan | October 2, 2020
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Custody Case
I want to start by thanking Tim Dennison for all he’s done and the hard work and time he spent with my case. Tim is a very easy man to talk to and will “tell you how it is.” I had a difficult time gaining custody of my dog when a relationship ended. That is when I sought legal advice and help from Tim. This man is a huge advocate and dog lover, so I knew he would be the best guy to take on my case. He was accommodating and persistent. He communicated well with the judge, opposing counsel, and myself. He took the time to explain to me what to prepare for and gave me straightforward advice that allowed me to see the real picture. I admire that when it comes to getting back my loved one (my pup)! All in all, Tim Dennison is a very smart man that will get the job done and will fight for what’s right. In my eyes, Tim Dennison is Louisville’s “real” heavy hitter. Thanks Tim!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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Excellence
Mr. Timothy Denison represented me a civil case involving racist discrimination, harassment, denial grievances, retaliatory termination. As plaintiff in the case, I can report that he was very patient, professional, and effective in bringing the case to a settlement in my favor. I can sincerely recommend Mr. Timothy Denison, Attorney at Law
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Timothy Denison, Attorney at Law
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. D'Andre Swain
  • trial
  • Commonwealth v. Robert Thorntion
  • Got 19 years beating a 40 year offer
  • Jerry Allen Runningen v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Rated Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court, Souther District of Indiana
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1993 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • CLE Recognition
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyers
  • Louisville Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Lawyer Ethics
  • 2015 Las Vegas Professional Responsibility
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 24th Annual Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2018
  • 23rd Annual Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2017
  • 22nd Annual Las Vegas CLE Conference
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2016
  • Last Minute CLES
  • Top Ten Pitfalls
  • 2015
  • Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2015
  • Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2013
  • Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2012
  • Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2011
  • Las Vegas CLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is a great attorney and does excellent work on behalf of his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is very intelligent and a very determined advocate. Excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a proven trial attorney. His advice is often sought by other attorneys because of his experience and skill."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a friend, family member, or client to Tim."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.. I wish this site didn't limit the area of practice to one. Tim Denison is a great lawyer. He is very capable in any area of the law that he practices. He is a five star lawyer!"
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is the best in the state when it comes to ethics and professional responsibility. Also he is top notch for bankruptcy and family court issues. I highly recommend Tim"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim for nearly 20 years. Tim is one of the preeminent criminal defense practitioners in Louisville and the Commonwealth. He is a tenacious and experienced defender who brings an unyielding loyalty to the clients lucky enough to have him. If I were ever in trouble, he is the guy I would call."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
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Louisville Criminal defense Lawyer Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Criminal defense Attorney
Louisville, KY
Licensed for 33 years