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Bryan Gowin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Louisville, KY

5.0   29 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    I have resolved complex to simple divorces: divorces with military members involving complex retirement issues, divorces where spouses cannot be located, divorces with a financially disadvantaged spouse, divorces with children and divorces where alternative arrangements make more sense for various reasons than a divorce.

    25 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Child custody
    25%
    I have resolved complex to simple custody actions: custody of infants, custody of teenagers, custody of grandchildren, custody by third parties (relatives and non-relatives)

    25 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Child support
    10%
    I have resolved child support actions in family court (increase, decrease, between two states, termination, arrears determination, garnishment contest, contempt) and criminal court (misdemeanor non-support and felony non-support).

    25 years, 3,500 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    I have resolved domestic violence actions in family court (between spouses, mothers/fathers, parent and children) as well as criminal court (assault, menacing, threatening)

    25 years, 2,500 cases

  5. Adoption
    5%
    I have resolved private party adoptions, grandparent adoptions, and step-parent adoptions.

    25 years, 250 cases

Having practiced family law for over 20 years, I know the emotional and financial expense parents, husbands, wives and others encounter going through our legal system.  I personally handle your case as efficiently and effectively as possible to achieve the best results for each and every client.

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Licensed for 25 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/22/2014

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Brian | September 19, 2014
Life-changing Experience
I did not know Bryan before I knew I would need a lawyer. My case was a very ugly and difficult child custody case. It took several years for things to play out. My outcome was very good. Perhaps just as important as the outcome was the way Bryan handled my case. He was very professional, dependable and consistent even as the "other side" hired several lawyers to make things even more confusing. I now consider Bryan a good friend and I would never consider another lawyer unless Bryan advised me to do so. If you get a referral to use Bryan I strongly encourage you to use him. I could be the best decision you ever make.
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Posted by Tamara | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Bryan was sincere, explained process clearly, empathetic and professional. I would recommend him without hesitation. He was quick to respond when contacted throughout the process. His price was also fair.
Posted by Ed | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Fair, Sincere, Fast
Needed documents completed and filed quickly as time was of the essence. Bryan got it done. Bam! Completed and filed electronically he was first out of the gate like a race horse. An experienced, fair and sincere attorney, his tactics worked well. If you've got a race against the clock, call him. You're going to like him! If there's something you want him to do, just let him know. He's your representative in the courtroom.
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Posted by Victor | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Professional & Understanding.
Bryan handled my case knowledgeably, quickly, and most importantly personally. He kept me fully in the loop the whole time and I always made me feel like I was his only client. He made sure we had the best outcome and even after the case was "closed" was still happy to answer any questions I might have. I would recommend Bryan to anyone seeking to have their legal matters.
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Posted by Debi | September 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Excellent advise we had not thought of before.
Posted by Mark | September 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handling divorce
Bryan went way out of his way to make sure everything was handled in a timely manner. Spoke up with suggestions on behalf & made sure I was being taken care of. Very knowledgeable of the laws with children evolved. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Posted by Amy | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Bryan helped me with my divorce case. He was very efficient and got the job done maybe not the best outcome I wanted but it was the best one that all could agree on to get the divorce over fast. I am very pleased with the job that Bryan did.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable about Child Support
After speaking with Bryan Gowin, I feel very confident that he is the lawyer for us. Bryan is very forthcoming with what he can do to collect back Child Support. Very knowledgeable of the legal process and Child support laws. After our consultation with him we feel as if a weight has been lifted off our shoulders.
Posted by Ed | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
He is an honest dude. I hired him and he got fast effective results.i would recommend him very highly
Posted by Ray | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
works hard for you and is very Honest.
I highly recommend Bryan. He has handled several legal matters for me. I have an will continue to have Bryan handle legal matters for me.
Posted by jose | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Brian Gowin, helped me in my entire divorce process including the custody of my kids and financial issues. He resolved my case in a couple of months .For me he is professional at doing his job, fair in price, considerate and reasonable with his clients.
Posted by Matt | May 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He was fair and always called back within a timely manner. He was very helpful and always made sure I knew what was going on and that I understand every step in the divorce process.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Bryan is so friendly! Great communication; I am out of the country and he kept me updated with everything going on with my case and he was able to close the case in a matter of weeks, faster than I expected. I would definitely recommend Bryan to everyone, he provides excellent service and takes great care of his clients! Thank you again!
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Posted by Daniel Harris | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Bryan
Bryan has been the first attorney to get me anywhere in my difficult custody battle. He's been patient and understands circumstances. I've recommend him to so many parents fighting for custody or anything with family court. When you're a dad and the courts look at you like you're the bad guy he helps make them see a dad needs to me around just as much as the mother. A custody battle I've been dealing with for for years and got no where he got me 50/50 custody and made it to where I see my child in just 4 months.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Lawyer was very helpful and knowledgeable about the law. Quick with responses and easy to contact. Made my scenario much more easily managed.
Posted by Lauren | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me from another lawyer's mistakes
Bryan worked diligently to recover and reinstate the wage garnishment that resulted from my ex stealing our 401k account during our divorce 5 years ago. The original QDRO attorney would not take any steps to fix the 14-month lapse in payments. Once I hired Bryan, he immediately began to work on the solution, and he didn't mind and responded to my regular requests for updates.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very personable
Spoke to him briefly concerning an issue surrounding child custody. Sounded very professional & knowledgeable. Will consider using him in the future.
Posted by Karen | March 6, 2015
Estate
Bryan Is professional in dealing with my mother's estate. He explained the process and the steps that I needed to take. He kept me up to date. This is not the only case Bryan has handled for me, each case was handled in the same manner.
Posted by mark | March 4, 2015
great attorny
Bryan has helped me with a few different things. He has always been very helpful no matter what the case. he always took time to explain things to me. I can not recommend him enough
Posted by Susan | March 4, 2015
Excellent help, understood well
Mr. Bryan Gowin is able to deal with legal matters well in both family court and the Hall of Justice. I have referred several persons and families who were not fully fluent in English, and he was able to request a courthouse interpreter when needed, as well as explain things in clear English for non-lawyers. He is also very good at communicating with people when we are confused or concerned about someone we care about who is facing a large or small matter at the courthouse.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bryan Gowin Attorney at Law
  • 1997 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • William L. Hoge & Associates
  • 1997 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Kentucky Local Governance Project
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
  • 1992 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
  • Eastern High School
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Langley v. Langley, 2013-SC-405
  • Settled upon cert. being granted by Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Copas v. Copas, 2009-CA-685
  • Affirm trial court.
  • Cabinet v. Bowman, 2009-CA-1830
  • Trial court affirmed
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Associations

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Leader
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts
  • 1984

Publications

  • Kentucky Local Governance Project
  • Just Spending: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding and Changing the County Budget
  • 1997
  • Kentucky Local Governance Project
  • Beyond Voting: A Citizen's Guide to Participating in Local Government
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • LBA CLE
  • Ethics in Appeals
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bryan is an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients, but is very professional. I use him very often to mediate cases, as he's very good at mediating and resolving cases in the child's best interest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bryan genuinely cares about his clients"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan's insight in Kentucky law, and Louisville specifically helps many clients and inquiries to AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bryan is a pleasure to work with. He zealously represents his clients while being courteous to opposing counsel. He is very knowledgeable about the law."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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