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Philip C. Lawson - Frankfort, KY

124 Clinton St Frankfort, KY 40601

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Updated: 08/11/2022

Frankfort Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


Philip Coleman Lawson was born in Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky, the son of two lawyers. He attended high school at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thereafter, he attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

While at Centre, he was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Golf Teams while being an active member of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. After a summer internship, at the Washington, D.C. office of former United States Representative, A.B...

About Philip C. Lawson

Practice Areas

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • State Law Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English (Primary)


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Franklin County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel (Member)


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Past Positions

  • McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, Associate
  • Department of Public Advocacy, Trial Attorney
  • Landrum & Shouse, L.L.P., Law Clerk
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lexington Humane Society, Past Member and Secretary of Executive Committee
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, Member
  • First United Methodist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky – Member, Endowment Committee


Other Sources of Feedback About Philip C. Lawson

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

View the profile for Philip C. Lawson on Super Lawyers


  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers – General Litigation, - 2018
  • Ones to Watch - Best Lawyers, 2021 - 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense - National Trial Lawyers Association , 2018 - 2022

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Office Information


124 Clinton St Frankfort, KY 40601


  • 502-605-9901

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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