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Personal injury, family law and criminal defense trial attorney licensed in Kentucky and Ohio. My clients trust me to advocate for them with integrity and dedication.  I gladly accept this responsibility and have built my practice one satisfied client at a time.  

I am a trial attorney.  There are very few lawyers that consistently try as many cases as me.  This trial experience has provided me with tools most lawyers simply don't have.  Ever case has its own story that must be told.  It doesn't matter if it is helping an injured client recover compensation for their pain and suffering or defending some one accused of a crime, I never give up.  

If you want an attorney that will tell you the truth, provide you with options, and help accomplish your goals, call me.  I frequently handle the following types of cases: 

Civil Litigation: Serious Injury | Automobile Accidents | Motorcycle Accidents | Insurance Bad Faith | Insurance Claims | 

Family Law:  Divorce  | Disolution  | Custody | Neglect & Abuse

Criminal Defense: Misdemeanor | Felony | DUI | Child Abuse 





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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 55%
    8 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    6 years
  3. Family: 15%
    6 years, 200 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Emily E. McIntyre

    I endorse this lawyer - Joe is diligent and professional.


    Emily McIntyre Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Mr. Ireland is a hardworking and thoughtful attorney. He will go out of his way to help his clients and pursue all means available.


    Jamie Ireland
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

Russell & Ireland LLC

726 Greenup St.
Covington, KY, 41075


KYAuthorized to practice law200808/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRussell & Ireland LLC2016 - Present
Founding PartnerWillenborg, Russell & Ireland, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyMontgomery, Rennie & Jonson2007 - 2010
Legal InternGregory S. Young Co.2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
International Society of Explosive EngineersN/A2007 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of KentuckyEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2004