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Christopher M Harrell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Louisville, KY

3.8   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

I like to help people.  I represent people in Louisville Kentucky in Jefferson Family Court.  I represent folks with Social Security Disability claims in Louisville and the surrounding region.


I don't charge anything up front for Social Security disability claims.  My fee comes from any backpay received at the end of the case.


For family law and divorce cases, I charge an hourly fee.  My fees are reasonable compared with other attorneys in the area.


Please give my office a call so we can set up a time to sit down and discuss your problem.  I hope that I will be able to help you resolve it.

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Christopher M Harrell
2500 Bardstown Rd Ste 4
Louisville, KY, 40205

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Posted by Amy | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent disability attorney.
Christopher Harrell worked long and hard for about 2 years on my disability case. Very greatful to him and his staff for their excellent service and winning my case. Would reccomend him to anyone needing disability services. When your in that type of situation you dont need some attorney from a silly commercial you need a good knowledgable attorney like Christopher who will work hard for you.
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Posted by Kristina | July 22, 2019
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Excellent service
Chris was very prompt in answering all of my questions with very thorough answers. His service helped me to win my SSDI case. Nothing but good things to say about him and his staff.
Posted by Deborah | December 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Harrell was very clear an straight about my SSI case ,I had been trying since 2011 ,even had a lawyer that just 4 months prior to my hearing notified me that he was no longer goin to be able to represent me ,as u no that feeling was overwhelming,mind u I had him for many years .Chris jumped right in an took my case an yassss we won .I really appreciate Mr Harrell an all his patients with me an prompt response to my needs ...Thank you Chris u rock !!!
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Posted by Debra | October 5, 2017
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Outstanding attorney
While researching a lawyer to help me with my ongoing disability case, I knew that I was looking for someone who was well respected, reliable and dedicated. Even though he was clear across the state I chose to contact Chris Harrell. Turned out that I chose well. He was everything I was looking for and more. There were times that I dropped the ball but Chris and his excellent staff picked it up and kept me going. Without their help I don't know if I would have my disability benefits now. They are professionals and truly care about their clients. I would certainly hire this firm again.
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Posted by Keith | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris was referred by an attorney who used him for her own personal family law case
Chris represented me in a very complicated family law case (pretty deep, involving depositions and handwriting experts) and proved to be very wise and sharp throughout mediation, depositions, hearing preparations, and final settlement. Chris is very hard working, fair, and logical and I will continue to use his services as needed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
Knowledgeable, very competent, willing to work with a variety of situations
I originally came to Chris for legal counsel with a divorce which was final several years ago. His help was immeasurable as i am disabled and on SSD which required knowledge about how to navigate a divorce with those extra circumstances. I called upon him again last year as I had a case of non-payment of maintenance (which I desperately needed funds for paying medical bills and basic living expenses) and contempt of court. He was straightforward in presenting options and always available in answering questions and concerns. All documents presented to court are concise, accurate and legally well-written and binding. My recent litigation included an attempted modification or termination of provisions for maintenance. The Property Settlement Agreement document (from my divorce several years ago) was written so that it was not subject to modification and the judgement was therefore binding. Chris was always looking out for my best interests. An example is he knew my income and resources are extremely low and he automatically asked that I be awarded attorney's fees related to recent actions filed. He is also very skilled in instant, on the spot negotiations. I also like his office location. Parking is easy and very accessible. I highly recommend Chris Harrell as a personable, mindful and available attorney!
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Posted by Jennifer V. | January 6, 2015
A Steadfast Advocate
Mr. Harrell represented me in my recent divorce, and his knowledge, no non sense approach, professionalism, and humor made an otherwise unpleasant experience, much more bearable. Even though Mr. Harrell has a busy schedule as an attorney, he was always available to answer any questions I had, and I never felt rushed, or like a low priority. He always took the time for me, and I never walked away with lingering questions/concerns or feeling my case was unimportant. Even though he "worked for me," and never tried to persuade, or dissuade, any of my decisions, he was always straightforward and honest, and was a tremendous help to me when weighing options. I felt confident and protected as a client, and greatly appreciated his fierce advocacy. Chris Harrell is excellent, and I will be happy to refer him to anyone who is in need of a top notch attorney. He comes with my highest recommendations.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2024
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Recording of this guy on Reddit
There are three recordings of this guy on Reddit and apparently more to come. One is him encouraging his client to lie about the level of activity they could do. The other is the hearing where he asked the judge two questions and made fun of his client in front of the judge. Last is him not taking the appeals council appeal even though his client had literally almost died. This guy only wants your Social Security money with minimal effort. Lots of people who hear these recordings are reporting him to the Bar association
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Posted by Ted | April 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Lost My Buddies Case
I just listened to the recording of the trial with the administrative disability judge. This lawyer is a joke. He must just think that putting the name of a lawyer on the disability case makes it win. Because he did nothing. He asked two questions and even put my buddy down in front of the judge. That recording is on Reddit. I should’ve represented my friend. The only thing this lawyer did was get records which anybody can do with one phone call to any medical facility. I have reported this guy to the Bar association on my friends behalf. Just do your case yourself or just a random friend instead of this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2024
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Typical Sleazy SS Lawyer
I managed to talk to Chris two times in a year that I had him hired. His pretrial preparation was worthless. His pretrial briefing was garbage. The briefing I wrote to him to take my trial was better. He asked two questions during the hearing, neither of which the judge cared about or used in his decision. I lost my case because I hired Chris instead of doing it myself. Don’t make your illness or disability worse by hiring this guy and giving him any of your money.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Christopher Harrell, Attorney at Law, PLLC
  • 2000 - Present


  • University of Kentucky
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cox v. Commissioner of Social Security
  • Favorable
  • McGinity-Miller v. Miller
  • Favorable


  • Guardian Ad Litem Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Social Security Section
  • Former Chair
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer-Family Mediator
  • Louisville Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer-Social Security and Disability
  • Louisville Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer-Social Security and Disability
  • Louisville Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer-Social Security and Disability
  • Louisville Magazine
  • 2012
  • Professional of the Year
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • 2008
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  • Access to Justice Foundation
  • Child Custody in Domestic Violence Cases
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid University
  • Divorce
  • 2014
  • 2008 Child Custody Conference
  • Child Custody
  • 2008
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Social Security Practice in the 21st Century
  • Social Security
  • 2007
  • Social Security Seminar
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a dedicated legal professional who is a great advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a passionate and competent lawyer who works hard for his clients. I have worked with him and against him and have and would continue to recommend potential clients to him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a zealous advocate for his clients and an effective mediator for those facing difficult legal issues."
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Louisville Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher M Harrell
Christopher M Harrell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Louisville, KY
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation