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Preston J. Wade

Criminal defense Attorney at Henderson, KY

4.7   3 reviews

also known as Kentucky Criminal Defense Attorneys, Defense Lawyers of Kentucky

  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 13 years
    Kentucky - KY 21 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Preston

Learn Preston’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense

    24 years, 50,000 cases

I am a Christian, the father of two incredible children, and a blessed son of two magnificent parents.

I am living proof that expereince matters a great deal.  More importantly, successful experience matters most.  Actual jury trial and courtroom experience coupled with a great deal of success is the formula for an awesome attorney.  I have had well over 150 jury trials in both criminal and civil matters and I still maintian a 94.8% success rate.  As a former prosecutor, I know that my expereince helps my clients, because it demands respect from my adversaries.  I vow to never take that for granted.

I have a passion for the practice of law and my own personal situations (i.e. divorce and custody battle) have helped me to become quite accomplished at not only explaining the laws to my clients, but also to relay to them the many perhaps unspoken, and sometimes unforeseen, consequences that years of experience have revealed to me. For example, prior to my divorce, I could competently tell people what the normal proceudres and eventual outcomes would be would be for their divorce/custody cases. After my divorce, I provide much more in depth analysis and explanations to help prepare them for the inevitable changes that are about to take place in their lives. Some of these these changes are welcomed and others are unwelcomed. From the emotional and mental anguish, to the strain on friends and families, and to the financial pitfalls that can be avoided, I have personal experience to add to and to aid my twenty-three years of practicing law.   

In my spare time, I like to practice martial arts and play piano.  However, with two very active and energetic young kids, I have very little "spare" time.


Law Offices of Preston J. Wade, PLLC
818 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY, 42420


4.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Misty | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Game changing attorney
If I could hive this attorney 10 stars I would! He knows his stuff. He is the 3rd attorney we hired in a child custody case that was going no where until we hired him. So grateful for this guy. He knows the law and will fight for you.
Posted by Amy | February 23, 2015
The Best of the Best Attorney you could ask for!
Preston Wade Attorney at Law practices in Tennessee, Indiana and of course the Beautiful Bluegrass State Kentucky. He does Family Law, DUI's, Criminal Court actually Preston can do it all. He is very smart and knows the law better then any Attorney I have spoken with. So if you are looking for an Attorney you have to call Preston Wade you will be happy you did, I know I am.
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Posted by Crista | May 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Preston answered a few questions for me when he called me back. He also take the time to explain a few things to me and what they meant however, I'm still waiting on him to call me back regarding payments.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Law Office of Preston J. Wade
  • 2000 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • David Deep Law Offices
  • 2006 - 2012
  • City Attorney
  • City Attorney for the City of Corydon
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Henderson County Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Henderson County Board of Zoning and Planning
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Father Bradley Women and Children's Shelter
  • 2002 - 2011
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  • Regent University
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • 2000
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hill v. Colorado, 530 U.S. 703 (2000)
  • The case concerned abortion rights and abortion protesters' rights.


  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognizing excellence in criminal defense law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Criminal Defense Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Top ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • America's Best Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Kentucky
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Kentucky
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
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Henderson Criminal defense Lawyer Preston J. Wade
Preston J. Wade
Criminal defense Attorney
Henderson, KY
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation