Our Team

Our attorneys and staff have forty years of history working in the local community.

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Attorneys

William G. Deatherage

William G. Deatherage Jr.

Areas of Practice: litigation, criminal defense, business law
High School: Hopkinsville High School - 1963
Undergraduate University: University of Kentucky - 1967
Law School: University of Kentucky - 1972
Admitted to the Bar: 1973

William G. Deatherage Jr. was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, on 1 November 1944. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky in 1967, and he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 until 1970. Bill received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972, and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1973. While in law school, Bill was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and was director of the Student Research Service.

Bill is a member of the Christian County Bar Association (past president), the Kentucky Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Bill formerly served as a Trustee of the Clients' Security Fund, established and administered by the Kentucky Bar Association for the protection of clients of all Kentucky lawyers. Bill is a member and former governor of the Kentucky Justice Association. Bill is a member and a former director of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Bill is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Bill's practice consists primarily of litigation, both civil and criminal defense, as well as assisting clients with business and related matters, and he practices primarily in the state and federal courts of West Kentucky.

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W. Douglas Myers

W. Douglas Myers

Areas of Practice: litigation, products liability, medical negligence, car and truck wrecks, mediation
Undergraduate University: Murray State University, B.S. - 1971
Graduate University: Murray State University, M.S. Economics - 1972
Law School: University of Louisville - 1974
Admitted to the Bar: 1975

W. Douglas Myers (Doug) was born in Paducah, Kentucky on August 21, 1950. He attended Murray State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 and a Master of Science in Economics in 1972. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, honorary fraternity. Doug received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1974. While in law school, he served as Editor of the Louisville Lawyer and was a staff member of the Law Journal from 1973 to 1974. He was Law Clerk to Justice Marvin J. Sternberg of the Supreme Court of Kentucky from 1975 to 1976.

Doug is President of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). He first became an officer in the KBA in 2010. He served on the Board of governors of the KBA from 2005-2010. He served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Conference of the Bar Presidents. He is a Director on the Board of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.

Doug has been selected to Kentucky Super Lawyers each year from 2007. He was selected to Top Attorneys in Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly Magazine in August 2012. He has been named to the American Trial Lawyer Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers each year since 2008. He was selected to membership in the American Board of Trial Attorneys in 1990.

Doug served as President of the Murray State University College of Business and Public Affairs Alumni Society from 1987 to 1988. He is a Life Fellow in the Kentucky Bar Foundation. He is a Director on the Board of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.

Doug is a member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association. In 1998, he served as President of the Kentucky Justice Association. He is a member of and past president of the Christian County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Justice Association and served as a State Delegate. He also was selected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Conference of the Bar Presidents in 2010 to 2011.

Doug focuses his practice in civil litigation. He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability.

Doug is married to Jan Myers who is a teacher in the public school system. Doug and Jan have three children: Jenny, Will, and Jordan. He attends First Baptist Church of Hopkinsville where he has served as deacon.

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Jack N. Lackey Jr.

Jack N. Lackey Jr.

Areas of Practice: civil litigation, personal injury, education law, real estate, estate planning, estate administration, business law, family law
Undergraduate University: Transylvania University
Law School: Vanderbilt University
Admitted to the Bar: 1993

Jack N. Lackey Jr. was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on October 18, 1967. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance in 1990. While at Transylvania University, Jack was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, and Omicron Delta Epsilon, honorary societies. Jack received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1993, and he was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1993. Jack is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jack is a member and past president of the Christian County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association. Jack serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys. Jack practices in the state and federal courts throughout western Kentucky. Jack focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury law, school law, commercial law, real estate law, estate planning, and family law.

Jack is married to Jacwyn Lackey. Jack and Jacwyn have two children, Sarah and Joe.

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Mark A. Gilbert

Mark A. Gilbert

Areas of Practice: family law, criminal defense, civil litigation
Undergraduate University: St. Louis University
Law School: Washington University
Admitted to the Bar: 2010

Mark A. Gilbert was born in Champaign, Illinois, July 9, 1980; admitted to bar 2010, Kentucky; also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. Preparatory education, St. Louis University (B.A., 2003); legal education, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2007). Member: Christian County and Kentucky Bar Associations.

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Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Areas of Practice: family law, criminal defense, civil litigation
High School: Christian County High School '95
Undergraduate University: Murray State University '99
Law School: Indiana University School of Law
Admitted to the Bar: 2005 (TN); 2013 (KY)
Admitted to the US District Court - WEstern District of Kentucky: April 2013
First Practiced Law: 2006 as an Army JAG officer

Jason L. Williams was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on June 24, 1977. He completed his undergraduate education a Murray State University in 1999 where he was the starting center for the Racer football team. Jason worked in Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana before he attended law school at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. Jason was the Executive Managing Editor for the Indiana Health Law Review and graduated law school with honors in 2005. After Jason received his Juris Doctorate Degree, he commissioned as a U.S. Army JAG Corps officer in January 2006. Jason was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2005.

During his military service, Jason was stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served as a legal assistance attorney, trial counsel (prosecutor), Special Assistant United States Attorney and Brigade Judge Advocate. During his last four years in the Army, Jason was assigned to the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as their trial counsel and Brigade Judge Advocate. As a member of the 159th CAB, Jason deployed twice to Afghanistan in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After serving over six years as a JAG officer, Jason transitioned to private practice in October 2012.

Jason is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Christian County Bar Association. Jason focuses his practice on criminal defense, general civil litigation and family law.

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Jason Williams

Benjamin R. Talley

High School: Caldwell County High School '07
Undergraduate University: University of Kentucky '11
B.A. - Economics (summa cum laude)
B.A. - Political Science (summa cum laude)
Law School: Penn State University (J.D., 2014)
Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs - Senior Editor
Penn State Law Rural Economic Development Clinic
Admitted to the Bar: 2014

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