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Philip Coleman Lawson

Personal injury Attorney at Frankfort, KY

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Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI, speeding tickets, felony and misdemeanor expungements, misdemeanors, felonies, probation revocation, shock probation, and federal criminal defense.

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation including Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Administrative Litigation.

  3. Personal injury
    Motor Vehicle Collisions, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Insurance Coverage, Truck Collisions, and other personal injury matters.

  4. Administrative law

Philip graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Government.  While at Centre College, he was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Golf Teams while being an active member of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  After a summer internship in the Washington, D.C. office of former United States Representative, A.B. (“Ben”) Chandler, III  between his junior and senior year, Philip decided to pursue a legal education.  At the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Philip was an active member of the Moot Court Board and UofL’s Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team while clerking with the Louisville, Kentucky office of Landrum & Shouse, LLP in the areas of state criminal defense, federal criminal defense, and insurance defense.  Also, Philip was honored to serve as a law clerk under former Chief Judge Hon. Sara W. Combs of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Frankfort, Kentucky during law school.

After law school, Philip moved to Frankfort, Kentucky with his wife, Whitney True Lawson, and became a Trial Attorney with the Department of Public Advocacy in the Frankfort, Kentucky office.  As a Trial Attorney, Philip represented hundred’s of clients in over a thousand cases ranging from minor traffic infractions and DUI’s in District Court to serious felonies in Circuit Court.  Philip also represented clients in Juvenile Court and Family Court. 

In 2013, Philip joined the Lexington, Kentucky office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC.  During his four years in the Lexington office, Philip continued to practice extensively in state law criminal defense.  He also expanded his practice area to include federal criminal defense, insurance defense, personal injury, family law, and complex civil litigation such as real estate litigation, business litigation, and administrative litigation. 

In 2017, Philip moved to True, Guarnieri & Ayer, LLP in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Philip continues to represent clients in state law criminal defense, federal criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and complex civil litigation in Frankfort, Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  

Outside of his law practice, Philip is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky where he is a member of the Permanent Endowment Committee.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and his two year old son (Henry), playing golf and basketball, duck hunting, and following University of Kentucky athletics.

Licensed for 11 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/20/2022

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

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True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP
124 Clinton Street
Frankfort, KY, 40601


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • True, Guarnieri & Ayer, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Trial Attorney
  • Kentucky Department Of Public Advocacy
  • 2012 - 2013


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Centre College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018

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Frankfort Personal injury Lawyer Philip Coleman Lawson
Philip Coleman Lawson
Personal injury Attorney
Frankfort, KY
Licensed for 11 years
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