When I graduated from law school, I joined a defense law firm right here in Kentucky. There, I worked hard to build up my litigation and trial skills but came to realize that I wanted to be on the other side of personal injury lawsuits. I wanted to be the guy who helps people get their lives back on track after being hurt in an accident or losing someone they care about. Those are the people who could really use a strong support system — from both a personal and legal standpoint.

And so I set out on my own. I founded the Troutman Law Office and started working with people who had been injured in car wrecks, harmed by faulty products, and lost loved ones in accidents that could have been prevented. With each family I helped, I became more confident that I had found my calling. Personal injuries can be very hard on the people involved, and it’s never easy to see the struggles a family is going through as a result, but that’s exactly why I do what I do. I enjoy easing that burden in any way I can.

Why have an office number when I can give my clients a direct line to me?

Balancing Great Service and Affordability

It has now been more than 30 years since I first began practicing law. Throughout that time, I have continually worked to implement outstanding service and affordability without losing the personal touch that only a small firm can deliver. Fortunately, I’ve found a way to make these goals work in tandem. You see, by choosing to focus on personal service, I have in turn kept my firm small. By keeping my firm small, I have refrained from pouring money into a lot of ritzy advertising campaigns. And by avoiding such elaborate business costs, I have been able to keep my attorney fees competitively low.

As an added bonus to my clients, I offer free consultations and work on contingency — meaning I don’t collect a thing unless we win. The way I see it, these are just a few more ways I can help to put each client’s mind at ease.

Outside the Office

I am very thankful to say that my family takes up the vast majority of my free time. Between my five children and two grandchildren, hardly a day goes by that I don’t have a family event on my calendar.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky Bar License - 1986 - present
  • Ohio Bar License - 1991 - present
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member since 1986
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Member since 1991


  • B.S. in Political Science from Ohio Wesleyan University - 1982
  • Juris Doctor Degree from University Louisville Brandeis Law School - 1986

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Rawlings & Associates- Associate Attorney - 1986 - 1994
  • Troutman Law Office - 1994 - 2012
  • Schiller, Kessler, & Gomez, PLLC - Managing Partner - 2012-2014
  • Law Review Member