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J Guthrie True - Frankfort, KY

124 Clinton St Frankfort, KY 40601

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Updated: 08/11/2022

Frankfort White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer


J. Guthrie True was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and was raised on the family farms in Franklin and Shelby Counties. He graduated from Franklin County High School in 1977. Guthrie is a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, where he received his Bachelor of Science in business and economics in 1981. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and served as his chapter’s president...

About J Guthrie True

Practice Areas

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Appeals

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • America College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Franklin Bar Association (Past President)
  • Fayette County Bar Associations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President)
  • American Association of Justice
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • National Health Lawyers Association


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, 1981
    Honors: summa cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Georgetown College, 2002
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Georgetown College, Chair, 2008
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Georgetown College, Chair, 2009


Other Sources of Feedback About J Guthrie True

Included on the 2023 Kentucky list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Kentucky Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Kentucky Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J Guthrie True on Super Lawyers


  • Rated Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, 2007 - 2019
  • Rated Best Lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky area by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, 1999 - 2019
  • Awarded Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News - Best Lawyers for the Lexington, Kentucky Area
  • 2013 – Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • 2014 – Personal Injury Litigation – Defense
  • 2015 – Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • 2016 – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 2017 – Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • 2018 – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 50 - Kentucky Super Lawyers , - 2022

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124 Clinton St Frankfort, KY 40601


  • 502-605-9901

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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