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B.J. Early


Hawesville, KY






B.J. Early knows his way around a Courtroom. He has handled approximately 3,000 criminal cases and tried over 70  criminal jury trials to completion. With 15 years experience in both State and Federal Courts, combined with his knowledge of the Criminal Statutes, Laws, Judges, and Prosecutors you can be confident you are getting the representation in Court you deserve. Also present in the Office is his assistant, NIta Potts-Graham. Nita spent her entire career working as a Court Clerk where she retired after 29 years. Her significant time inside the Courthouse has given her the knowledge and network connections of individuals to stay a step ahead  when it comes to handling the many procedural issues that go on behind the scenes people never see of Court cases. With this lifetime of experience you can rest assured your case is in good hands.

Local Community Involvement - Past and Present
• Past Hancock County Fair Board Member
• Past Parent Representative for Site Based Decision Making Hancock County High School
• Past Parent Representative for Land Planning Committee Hancock County High School
• Taught Junior Achievement at both the Hancock County High School and North Hancock Elementary School
Adjunct Professor for Oakland City University
• Current Member Advisory Committee for Kenergy Electric Utility Company
• Current Member of Hancock County Historical Society
• Current Hancock County Chamber of Commerce member
• Current presenter at Hancock County Middle School - Career Presenter 

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2007
  • Florida, 2002


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Major: Criminal Justice


  • Speaker for the Family Law Update, Kentucky Bar Association, 2009 and 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Hat Trick Award - Broward County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003 and 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Premiere DUI Attorneys, Founding Member, 2014 to Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction, 2017
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Criminal Law Section
  • Colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Past Employment Positions

  • Broward County Public Defender's Office, Attorney, 2002 to 2007


  • Alpha Tau Omega

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