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Paul Ritchie Hobbs

Criminal defense Attorney at Louisville, KY

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    District and Circuit Court trial experience

    12 years, 200 cases

  2. Family
    DNA, Dissolution, Custody, EPO/DVO

    12 years, 50 cases

My passion has been assisting clients across the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2011. I make myself personally available to each and every client regardless of their issue. I handle criminal and family law cases in nearly every county in Kentucky. In my free time, which I usually have little, I love scuba diving (I've been doing it for well over 25 years), the outdoors, playing with my son, and watching unhealthy amounts of television. My office is available to answer all of your legal questions. If your issue falls under an area of law that isn't my own, I have a wealth of contacts that I would be happy to suggest. 

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Hobbs Law, PLLC
4965 U.S. Hwy 42
Suite 1000
Louisville, KY, 40222


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Posted by Desmond | November 30, 2014
Couldn't Have Made A Better Choice
Always on time, knew his stuff, and answered my questions without complaint or charge (I was a high maintenance client). Couldn't be happier with service.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Paul was there every step of the way helping my daughter through an unfortunate situation. He was available when we needed him and if he wasn't, he never failed to return my call or text promptly. He answered all of our questions honestly and my daughter was prepared in court. The prices quoted were all that we paid, no surprises. Would recommend him highly.
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Posted by shane | June 19, 2014
no regrets
I found my self in a situation that I could only picture a negative ending over. after talking to hobbs for 5 minutes during a consultation I could immediately tell how professional and intelligent he was. during his time as my lawyer he was able to answer every single legal question I had and if I needed to get ahold of him is was incredibly easy. he turned my impossible situation around and was able to get me a plea deal that was significantly better than the one I had been shooting for. I am extremely pleased with his services and I would recommend this hard working lawyer to anyone.
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Posted by Chris | May 9, 2014
GREAT attorney!
Attorney Hobbs completely changed my opinion of lawyers. I had a DUI out of Jefferson County and some other stuff out of Shelby and he took care of all of it. The best thing about him is that he never talked down to me, always kept me informed and didn't just take off after the case was over. I hope I never have to call him again, but if I do, he's my guy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2014
Dismissed DUI in KY
Paul Hobbs is a one of a kind attorney. When every other attorney in Hardin/Jefferson County told me that my case was next to unwinnable, Paul was the ONLY person that was willing to fight as hard as me. After 7 months and multiple delays by the Commonwealth, I walked out of the Hardin County Courthouse with my DUI charge dismissed without prejudice. I can now rest comfortably and move forward with my life, thanks to a man that refused to give up...even when the odds were stacked against us. He is a true professional, in every sense of the word.
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Posted by Sam F | January 16, 2014
Excellent representation
Paul was very professional and knowledgeable about my case, and always kept me in the loop. Even though we both live in Louisville, he was willing to represent my case in Oldham County and was always there early and ready to meet me to go over my case. I highly recommend Paul Hobbs.
Posted by Paul | December 25, 2013
Knowledgeable and responsive
I live in Florida and needed to find legal council for my son who lives in Kentucky. My son has struggled for most of his life with substance abuse and this resulted in multiple non-violent, drug related arrests. My son was represented by a public defender and was facing a lengthy sentence as a repeat offender. To this day, my wife and I feel very fortunate that we found Mr. Hobbs. From the moment we contacted him right through the end of this terrible ordeal, he was prompt with return calls to me. He gave me details, what-if scenarios, and offered alternative strategies to me as a parent and to our son. He was a realist, made no promises of any particular outcome and kept me informed and involved. As parents, we were relieved with the final outcome, which wasn't ideal but was fair. We feel fortunate to have found Mr. Hobbs and would definitely hire him without hesitation if needed again.
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Posted by Ralph | November 14, 2013
First Class Representation All-Around
Paul Hobbs was forthright, fast and reliable in my experience. His military background is a real edge when it comes to selecting representation because you know he'll go the extra mile. Even when I brought a charge that he was less experienced in, Mr. Hobbs worked through the challenges like a true pro.
Posted by Chris | June 24, 2013
Other lawyers told me that it was in my best interest to plead guilty and get something called "diversion." I'm a truck driver and I can't have a DUI on my record even for a second so I contacted Mr. Hobbs because a friend of mine referred him. He took my case to trial and I was eventually found not guilty. I can't thank him enough and I most certainly recommend him.
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Posted by Tammy | June 24, 2013
Couldn't Be More Satisfied
Mr. Hobbs is a newer attorney, but in my case, that made him the best choice. Unlike my previous attorney, he was actually personally invested in my case. He was affordable and he actually cared about my concerns. I told him that I could not be out of work when the law said that I had to go to jail for 14 days. He found a way to make sure I didn't spend a day in jail and I couldn't be more appreciative.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Hardin County Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - Present
  • Solo Practitioner
  • The Law Office of Paul R. Hobbs, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Roxbury District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2011


  • New England Law Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • DUI 2nd Offense
  • DUI Charge Dismissed


  • Louisville Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Active Member in Good Standing
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Foundation
  • Active Member in Good Standing
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Active Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award Copyright Law, Boston, MA
  • CALI
  • 2011


  • Western New England Law Review
  • The Constitutionality of Copyright
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Local Louisville High Schools
  • U@18
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (27)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Ritchie Hobbs is an outstanding attorney who I would not hesitate to recommend for representation on criminal defense law matters. He works hard for his clients, he is agressive in court, and provides a high level of professionalism and compassion. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A great lawyer with a passion for the law. We were going to go to trial together on a very difficult DUI case, which the judge ended up dismissing because we showed no remorse and went for the jugular. I wouldn't think twice to work with him again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent attorney that excels on all cases. He is top notch in his area of practice. I fully endorse him as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is energetic and works hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hobbs is a passionate and skilled litigator. I endorse his legal expertise."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Other
"Paul is a great advocate for his clients, devoted to their success and cause. I highly recommend Paul and endorse his legal skills and expertise."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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