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Located in the state capital of Frankfort, Kentucky, Johnson Bowman Branco, LLP is the firm clients trust for aggressive representation and compassionate client service. Known as the “Capital’s Law Firm,” we represent a wide base of clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are a general practice firm with a focus on personal injury, criminal defense and family law. In these areas and others, we give our clients an optimal mix of personalized attention, experience and skills. We work diligently to obtain the most advantageous outcome possible. Although we aggressively defend you in the courtroom, we place a strong emphasis on treating you compassionately and giving you the attention and respect you deserve.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal injury — We represent clients in a full range of personal injury cases, including claims arising from car accidents, slip and fall incidents, dog bites, medical malpractice and defective products. If a family member was the victim of a fatal instance of negligence, our lawyers advise you of whether wrongful death damages are available.
  • Family law — For divorce and other family law concerns, such as custody, child support and adoption, we deliver compassionate guidance while safeguarding your rights.
  • Criminal defense — Our attorneys protect and defend our clients’ rights in all types of criminal defense. Whether you’ve been accused of drunk driving, theft, a drug offense, a traffic violation or some other criminal misconduct, we’ll stand up for you against police and prosecutors.
  • Administrative law — If you have a state or federal administrative law issue, we have a thorough understanding of the applicable rules and procedures used by such agencies as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Kentucky Personnel Board.
  • Civil litigation — As experienced trial lawyers, we can help you with all types of general civil litigation, including business litigation, breach of contracts, property damage, personal injury claims, insurance claims and torts, in state and federal courts.
  • Health law — We apply our in-depth knowledge of health law to ensure that you remain in compliance with regulations and issues associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicaid, Medicare and other aspects of the healthcare system.
  • Regardless of your specific concerns and goals, we will develop a thorough strategy to help you achieve your objectives as completely and efficiently as possible.

Johnson Bowman Branco, LLP in Frankfort represents Kentucky clients in several legal practice areas, including family law, personal injury and criminal defense. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and advise you on your situation. Call 502-605-6100 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney William E. Johnson

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Kentucky, 1957
  • United States Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • Pro hac vice for the U.S. District Courts for the Virgin Islands
  • District of Kansas
  • Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Kentucky, LL.B., 1957, converted to Juris Doctor, 1970
  • Eastern Kentucky University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • President, Kentucky Bar Association, 2014-2015; President-Elect, 2013-214; Vice-President, 2012-2013
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1986-1989; Chairman of the House of Delegates for the year 1979
  • American Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 1980-1983
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, President 1979
  • Franklin County Bar Association, President, 1980
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1990
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Attorney W. Eric Branco

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 2016
  • United States District Court, Western District, 2016
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2016


  • University of Kentucky, College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of Florida, Criminology, B.A., 2013

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer’s Division
  • American Bar Association
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Rules Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Young Lawyers Committee
  • United Way of Franklin County – Board Member

Attorney Joseph P. Bowman

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky


  • University of Kentucky
  • UK College of Law in 2004

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2004 membership, licensed to practice in Kentucky District and Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. *** no disciplinary history ***
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Franklin County Bar Association, serving as past Treasurer and Secretary.
  • Kentucky Justice Association.
  • American Bar Association.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

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