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Wilbur Marks Zevely

Criminal defense Attorney at Florence, KY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Wil Zevely, Wilbur M. Zevely

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 51 years
    Ohio - OH 51 years
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Wilbur

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Wilbur M. Zevely is a partner in the Florence, KY law firm Busald Funk Zevely, PSC. He has practiced law since 1972. He concentrates his practice in criminal law, domestic relations, and DUI cases. He has defended thousands of clients in criminal trials before Judges and juries. He has practiced throughout Kentucky and Southern Ohio.

Mr. Zevely received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 1968 with a minor in math.  His J.D. is from Salmon P. Chase School of Law in 1972.

Prior to entering the practice of law, he worked as a chemist for The Monsanto Co., under contract with the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

For many years, Mr. Zevely has lectured on DUI issues for the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (KACDL), the KY Bar Association, the Northern KY Bar Association, and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  He taught for more than 10 years at the week-long basic training course at Falbush, KY for the KY Department of Public Advocacy.  He writes a regular column on DUI tips for the KACDL newsletter.

In the early 1970’s Mr. Zevely, incorporated “The 15th Judicial District Public Defender, Inc.,”  this was the first State funded Public Defender program in the Northern KY area.  Mr. Zevely ran the program for years. The program represented indigent clients in Boone, Gallatin, Grant, Carroll, and Owen Counties.

Mr. Zevely, along with retired Judge Stanley Billingsley, author the Kentucky Driving Under the Influence Law Book, which is a West Law Publication. The book is rewritten annually and has been published for 19 years.

Mr. Zevely has served as director of the KACDL since its formation. Mr. Zevely is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, KACDL, NACDL, and is admitted to practice in Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Mr. Zevely received the 2014 Distinguished Lawyer award from the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. He also received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement award from the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.

Location

Busald Funk Zevely, P.S.C.
226 Main St
Florence, KY, 41042-2016

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful in time of need!
Will Zevely did an outstanding job! He was very knowledgeable and helped explain my options to me with my case. I felt very comfortable from the first meeting with him. He reviewed my case and was able to let me know what to expect during the entire process. He always asked me if there was any questions I had throughout, which made me feel comfortable. His experience and professionalism was second to none. I recommend him for any legal needs.
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Posted by Greg | June 28, 2018
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I found myself in a horrible situation certain that I was going to land myself some time in jail. Then I hired Wil zevely and he handled it perfectly. I didn’t see 1 day behind bars. I made a great decision hiring wil! Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
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DUI Super Lawyer
Mr. Zevely is a terrific lawyer. Mr Zevely was able to explain the severity of my situation without sugarcoating it. I was facing a second offence DUI, aggravated. I was guilty. I lost my 6 figure employment due to the DUI, I was a pharmaceutical sales manager. Mr. Zevely was able to get me an interlock device and license so I could look for employment. We pushed back the court date so I could find a job and pass the background checks before pleading guilty. I was able to find great new employment. Mr Zevely arranged terms with the prosecution. He was honest about possible outcomes. The judge was more lenient than we could predicted. My sentence was 45 days with GPS monitoring, I can go anywhere. I just need to tell them when I'm staying somewhere other than home. I need to charge it for 2 hours a day(a pain) but no jail. I have stopped drinking. I am able to attend my nieces wedding out of state this weekend. I am able to work and live. Mr Zevely saved my future. Thank you Mr Zevely.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial attorney
  • Busald Funk & Zevely
  • 1972 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • The 15th Judicial District Public Defender, Inc
  • 1972 - 1980

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the year
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2014

Publications

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Kentucky DUI law
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI law
  • 2018
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2017
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2017
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2016
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2016
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2015
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2015
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2014
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2014
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2013
  • You should try all your DUI cases
  • DUI Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together for 37 years with Wil on many criminal cases. He is one of the best criminal defense trial lawyers I know."