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Michael William Bouldin

Criminal defense Attorney at Covington, KY

4.7   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 28 years
    Kentucky - KY 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Representing defendants in cases from DUI and misdemeanor to felony drug, trafficking, assault and homicide. Includes DUI/DWI and OVI cases in Ohio and Kentucky.

    30 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Includes dissolution, Kentucky and Ohio, custody, division of assets, spousal maintenance and child support. Also specialize in collaborative law cases throughout.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    25%
    Includes property division, custody, support, alimony in divorce and dissolution in both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Also trained and handle collaborative law cases.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Handling injury claims as result of automobile accidents, intentional and negligent actions.

    30 years, 100 cases

I handle each case individually because it is personal for each client.  With over 25 years of actual practice experience concentrating primarily criminal/DUI defense and family/domestic law primarily in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in Kentucky as well as Cincinnati, Ohio.    

In my posts here and on my blog, I often refer to my family since that is the most important piece of life. I feel that it is important to my practice and my ability to provide service that I maintain a separate family and social life away from the office. This realization helps me remember why I am a lawyer and how important family is to my clients.

Aside from law, I am energized by physical fitness, working out daily, as well as golfing, participating in half marathons and Spartan/mud races. I also enjoy travel with my wife being a Travel Agent, following my son on the college track circuit, and reading books.  

Photos and videos

Introduction in 2017
Introduction 2020
Divorce Intro
Divorce Intro
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Location

Bouldin Law Firm
618 Washington Street
Covington, KY, 41011

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Ashley | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mike is an an amazing person and a great lawyer. I feel he is there for me every step of the way with me on my journey. He understands how important my issues are and he fights for me. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very personal approach. Great value.
Excellent representation to say the least. Michael took a personal yet assertive approach to my case and I was very pleased with the outcome. Would definitely recommend and use again. Great value.
Response from Michael Bouldin March 23, 2020
Thanks for the review. Criminal defense clients often like to remain anonymous.
Posted by Melisssa | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No better lawyer than Mike out there!
Mike has done an AMAZING job for me - quite frankly he read my mind on many of the things I thought I’d have to explain in “great” detail to others. I couldn’t be more pleased. I needed a lawyer who would REALLY fight for me and my daughter and be worth the money (Mike is my 2nd lawyer) , and he’s tackled it head on. He’s been available at every call, responsive to my emails, and DEFINITELY knows the law and isn’t afraid to address it. Such a relief. Will w/out a doubt use him again and refer him to everyone I know!!
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Response from Michael Bouldin March 24, 2020
Thanks for the kind words. It is rewarding to help families succeed.
Posted by Toni | September 26, 2013
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
I retained Michael to assist me with a 'not so pleasant' custody case. Michael was able to quickly assess the facts, explain potential outcomes in realistic terms, and strategize an approach that ultimately led to favorable results. His expertise and know how were showing in every interaction. This quickly led to developing a rapport, trust, and confidence in his abilities that ultimately calmed my fears. I couldn't have asked for more successful outcome and conclusion to a very trying time. Thank you! Toni
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Posted by Tony | March 21, 2013
Helped me out alot.
Mr. Bouldin filled in for my attorney in my child support/custody due to a conflicting court schedule. He didnt know me or my case but filed himself in very well and was up to speed quickly. He did a grat job on such short notice, asked me relative questions I didnt think of, and just straight up got it taking care of. This was the first time in my case that things went my way. We walked into court, he settled everything, and we walked out. I felted relieved almost immediatly. Thank you, piece of mind has no price tag..
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2012
Dependable
Mr. Bouldin has applied his expert knowledge in legal matters for our family & has successfully produce great outcomes. Would highly recommend his detailed & professional advice.
Posted by Larry | July 29, 2012
Straight shooter--
Very professional! Have used Mr. Bouldin for divorce issues and business issues, and he has handled each with accurate research as to Kentucky state and other state rulings as well.. Represented me in Indiana, and educated the Judge on a ruling that turned out in my favor!!
Posted by Mark | July 24, 2012
Bouldin trustworthy asset to my family
Mike has always been a huge asset to my family for any legal counsel needs we have had. I have recommended him to several friends and colleagues from my line of work that have had similar success.
Posted by Chris | July 24, 2012
Very helpful with DUI case
Michael helped me every step of the way in my DUI case. He informed me of all my options and was very knowledgeable about trying DUI cases. He made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. I would recommend him for anyone that needs help with a DUI case. I was very happy with the outcome of my trial.
Posted by Greg | July 24, 2012
Simply the Best
I have worked with a number of attorney's over the last 25 years and Mr. Bouldin is the best I have worked with in all aspects. Recently a family member needed help in thier business. Mr. Bouldin was the one and only call I wanted to make. He helped renegotiate terms, organize cash flow and them reorganize with bankruptcy. He did all this while maintaining confidently and reasonable rates.
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Posted by Trevor | July 24, 2012
Professional & attentive
Mike was quick and responsive to my case. He also did a great job of explaining why we did certain things and I was extremely pleases. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was good until his son died
Don't waste your time. Period. Will agree to anything to move onto the next case does no research. Will find someone else to replace him when he can't be in court just to be continued several times but will charge you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Bouldin Law Firm
  • 1994 - Present
  • Corp. Counsel & Director of Operations
  • KLA, Inc.
  • 1996 - 1997

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. D. Michaels
  • Not Guilty
  • Jarboe v. Reynolds
  • Court of Appeals Victory
  • Wahlke v. Pierce
  • Reversed - favor of Appellant/Father.
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Associations

  • NKy Collaborative Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • SuperLawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2024
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers/Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers/ThomsonReuters
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (46)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Bouldin is highly respected in the community and I recommend him to take care of your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is as solid as it gets. He cares for his clients, really knows his practice areas, and secures the best results. I would refer family members to Mike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Bouldin. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike was a tough yet reasonable adversary. He was always prepared, very thorough, and did a fantastic job representing his client's interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His contributions to AVVO and willingness to assist people in their time of need is unquestioned. His peer reviews and client reviews are substantial. If ever I needed an attorney in the Covington area, professionally or personally, I would not hesitate to speak with Michael first."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the finest attorney's and nicest gentlemen I've had the pleasure to know. He knows his business and is honest with his clients. You can't go wrong with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Micheal takes time to assist the general public in answering questions and offers sage advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. two decades of practicing law with results. His avvo contributions are spot on. His reviews and peer endorsements are substantial. If you are in or near Covington call him first for a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bouldin is very experienced in the DUI area, and his defense analysis responsive in many of the issues raised in the questions here on AVVO shows he is knowledgeable and skilled in this area of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is the consummate professional driven to helping his clients through what is usually a very difficult time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bouldin is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His ability to represent his client while balancing practical juris prudence separate him from other lawyers in the area."
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