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Julie A Butcher

Car accident Attorney

5.0   7 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About Julie

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Around Central Kentucky, many drivers treat I-75 and I-64 like the Daytona Speedway acting like the speed limit is just a suggestion. What those people don’t realize is that Lexington car wrecks and Kentucky car crashes anywhere can change the lives of their victims in an instant. When that happens, we are here to help.

    34 years

  2. Trucking accident
    Truck wrecks cases are not the same as car wreck cases! Don’t let any lawyer try to tell you otherwise. You should only trust your case to an attorney who has the knowledge and experience that comes with practicing several truck wreck cases. Attorney Julie Butcher has that knowledge and experience with many truck cases over her 22+ years of practice. Julie is also one of only a few attorneys in Kentucky who is a member of APITLA that dedicates itself to helping the victims of truck wrecks.

    34 years

  3. Personal injury
    We vigorously pursue compensation for every aspect of damages. We get to know each client individually, really listen to them, and help guide them through the legal process so their fears are lessened. We know we cannot take away someone's pain or rewind the clock, so we work to put as much money in our clients' pockets as possible so their financial situations will not interfere with the recovery process.

    34 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    Some people think that just because you get hurt on someone else’s property, they must compensate you. That is absolutely not true! Before the property owner (like a grocery store) is legally responsible, they must be negligent. In other words, they must fail in their responsibility to keep their place free of unreasonable hazards and if a hazard is unavoidable, the property owner must warn people of the hazard so they can protect themselves.

    34 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    Although we don't do a lot of wills/living wills, we are able to help people get the basic documents they need for a reasonable cost.

    34 years


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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Knowledgeable and Compassionate
While I was riding my bike in a bike lane, I was hit by a car that was performing an illegal u-turn. I knew I could not deal with the legal side of the matter without help, especially while I was recovering, and attempting to work and attend school. From the very beginning, Julie explained every step of the process clearly and showed a great deal of compassion. She and her paralegal, Cynthia, took an incredible weight off my shoulders by efficiently dealing with all the important details of my case. I would have been lost without them. I had many discussions with Julie, not just about the legal matters, but also the practical impact injuries can have on a client's life. It is very comforting to have someone who understands when something so unexpected and life-altering occurs. Now I have graduated, and will soon enter the healthcare field. Julie's words of wisdom will stay with me as I work with people facing similar situations. She inspired me both personally and professionally, all while doing an excellent job with my case.
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Response from Julie Butcher August 18, 2014
Stephanie, you were a joy to work for and with. I am so happy that you were able to overcome the adversity of your wreck and injuries and will be attending medical school. I know you will continue to pay it forward. God Bless!
Posted by Lisa | October 17, 2013
Words cannot express how helpful she was
I was injured by a car while crossing the street, and the driver had minimal insurance. Julie was able to make sure that not only were my medical bills paid, but that I received compensation as well. If I had not hired her, I would still have a stack of unpaid bills. She is very personable--she brought me homemade chili while I was homebound, came to my house for consultations, and even deposited my check for me. I liked her so much I went back for a will, power of attorney, and living will, and she did an excellent job and gave me a great break on the cost. Her paralegal, Cynthia Duffy, did a great job as well, and was on the phone daily with the insurance companies and medical providers to make sure my case was settled as quickly as possible Kudos to a great team!
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Response from Julie Butcher October 18, 2013
Lisa, you are too sweet! My only regret was there wasn't more insurance coverage available. You certainly deserved it. Thank you.
Posted by Ann | October 14, 2013
Julie Butcher is more than a lawyer - she became my friend who helped me through a very difficult time
I cannot say enough praises for Julie Butcher. While visiting Kentucky for a sporting event, I fell and broke my hip due to a hazard at the venue. I had a total hip replacement which required a week in the hospital and another week in rehab. After returning home and realizing how dramatically my life had changed, we contacted Julie to see if we had a case against the organizers of the sporting event. Julie was compassionate, and obviously knew what would be required to bring the case to a successful conclusion. During the whole process, which took almost three years, Julie was a caring friend, thorough investigator and avid seeker of justice. She gave 100+% effort. Her diligence led us to a successful mediation. I highly recommend Julie Butcher as a lawyer for personal injury.
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Response from Julie Butcher October 16, 2013
Thank you, Ann! You are indeed a friend and a joy to work with.
Posted by Connie | October 14, 2013
Julie Butcher inspires confidence and shows compassion. She is top notch in the field of law!
Julie Butcher has assisted me with a myriad of legal assistance and advice over the years. From assisting with trusts and wills to handling personal injury litigation, she does it all and does it all perfectly. Julie is an expert in her field and well respected by her peers. If you are looking for legal advice or assistance, you owe it to yourself to call Julie Butcher will be glad you did!
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Response from Julie Butcher October 16, 2013
High praise indeed, coming from Connie who is a consummate professional! It is a privilege and honor to help you and the friends you send to me. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Nancy | October 8, 2013
I recommend Julie Butcher!!
Julie drew up a will/living will for me and I was so pleased by her professional manner and her thorough preparation. I will (and have) wholeheartedly recommend her to others looking for an honest attorney who explains everything in clear terms and is willing to listen and then answer any and all questions you might have. She has so much integrity I would trust her with anything--regardless of the complexity of the issues. She's smart and extremely easy to work with.
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Response from Julie Butcher October 9, 2013
Thank you, Nancy. It is an honor to provide services for folks like you!
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2013
Great Lawyer
One thing that I appreciated most, was Julie keeping me informed and making sure that I understood what was happening during each step of my case. I did not feel like I was simply another case, Julie showed genuine concern for how things were affecting me in my everyday life. I struggled with my confidence after the accident and my ability to communicate well, but Julie took time to make sure we were always on the same page.
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Response from Julie Butcher October 9, 2013
I appreciate the fact that we had a true attorney-client relationship! Some people just expect either to tell their attorney what to do or that their attorney will tell them what to do. It really works best when we are in a sort of partnership. Thank you so much for your kind words!
Posted by Vicki | October 7, 2013
She will get the job done!!
Julie was my attorney following an auto accident. She listen to my concerns and answered my questions. During the process, she kept me updated and stayed on top of my case. I was very pleased with the results. She will get the job done!
Response from Julie Butcher October 9, 2013
Vicki, you continue to amaze me at your resilience and strength of character. If anyone should know about getting the job done, it is you because that is how you live your life. I am honored to have helped you and continue to know you and call you friend! Thank you so much!
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Julie Butcher Law Office, PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gary C. Johnson, PSc Law Office
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Landrum & Shouse, LLP
  • 1990 - 1994


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brian Walker v. Lykins and Shelter Mutual Ins.
  • settled in two parts, last day before trial
  • Estate of Scott Elam v Licking Valley Electric Rural Cooperative
  • settled at mediation
  • Est. of McKinney v. Krogers
  • settled after mediaiton


  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Best Speak
  • Greater Lexington Paralegal Association
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • Greater Lexington Paralegal Association Forum speaker
  • “Dealing with Pre-Existing Conditions in Injury Cases”
  • 2012
  • Kentucky Paralegal Convention
  • “The Paralegal’s Role in Legal Marketing”
  • 2010
  • 2010 KJA Deposition College
  • Faculty member, 2010 KJA De“Civil Discovery--Plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ Perspectives”
  • 2010
  • 2007 Kentucky Judicial College
  • “Mediation as Trial Prep”
  • 2007
  • Kentucky Bar Association Kentucky Law Update
  • Subrogation and Other Lien Issues in Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
Endorse Julie
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julie is one of the finest attorneys I know. She is tenacious and thorough and always has her client's best interest in mind. If I needed an attorney, I would hire her."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is excellent, compassionate and passionate about helping people. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible reputation with peers and clients alike"
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Butcher is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
Car accident Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is an A-list attorney. She works tirelessly for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Julie Butcher. She is smart, tenacious, and one of the most caring lawyers I know. If you're looking for a lawyer who puts her heart and soul into representing her clients, Julie is the one for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Julie on a matter and was impressed not only with her knowledge, but with her practical approach and empathy for her clients, who are often experiencing physical and emotional pain. Julie truly cares for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie has been practicing personal injury law for a long time. She knows the ins and outs of the legal system and has the necessary experience and skills to maximize recoveries for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julie is a very fine attorney whom I have known since we worked together in the same firm many years ago."
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