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About Thomas Cothran

Thomas Cothran is an attorney who practices law in Lexington, KY and the surrounding Bluegrass area. Thomas practices elder law, special needs law, and estate planning.

Thomas Cothran
Thomas Cothran

I was born and raised in Central Kentucky. I went to the University of Kentucky for my undergraduate degree and liked it so much I stayed for law school.

My goal as a lawyer is to help people who face disabilities and illnesses. I focus my energy mostly on the areas of elder law and special needs law. I help people draft wills, create trusts, execute powers of attorney, and apply for public benefits.

I also like to work with children. I help parents through the adoption process, and I frequently represent children as a Guardian ad Litem.

My practice is in Lexington, Kentucky, where I live with my wife and son.

Before starting my own practice in Lexington, I worked as the staff attorney for the Fayette County Circuit Courts. I previously worked as a legislative analyst with the Legislative Research Commission, the staff arm of the General Assembly .

When I attended the University of Kentucky College of Law I focused my coursework on estate planning, and focused on ways to help seniors and the disabled. I graduated in the top 15% of my law class. I have served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal, and I received the “Best Writing in the Kentucky Law Journal Award.”