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James W. Baechtold - Richmond, KY

225 West Irvine Street Richmond, KY 40475

Updated: 03/23/2021

Richmond State & Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


James W. Baechtold, born Lexington, Kentucky, February 28th, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, Kentucky; 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky. Education: University of Kentucky (B.A., with distinction, 1990; J.D., 1993). Member: Madison County (President, 1997; Vice President, 1996; Secretary 1995), Kentucky and American Bar Associations; Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

About James W. Baechtold

Practice Areas

  • State & Federal Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Adoption


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • Madison County Bar Association, 1997 - Present (President)
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • Kentucky Justice Association (Member)
  • Madison County Bar Association (Member)
  • Madison County Bar Association, 1996 - Present (Vice President)
  • Madison County Bar Association, 1995 - Present (Secretary)
  • Madison County Bar Association (Former President)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1993
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1990
    Honors: With High Distinction
    Major: History

Past Positions

  • Department of Public Advocacy, Attorney, 1993 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach Model High School Mock Trial, 1994 - 1999

Ancillary Businesses

  • Law Pharm, LLC, Real Estate Investments



  • Recipient of Thomas P. Bell Law School Scholarship, 1990 - 1993


Office Information


225 West Irvine Street Richmond, KY 40475


  • 859-623-6406

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

After Hours and Weekend Consultations available in our office, your home and/or the hospital

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