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Walter G. Ecton Jr. - Richmond, KY

127 South Third Street Richmond, KY 40475

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Richmond Probate Lawyer

About Walter G. Ecton Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Probate
  • Estate


  • 23%


  • English (Primary)

Representative Clients

  • First Federal Savings Bank
  • Richmond Mall Limited Partnership
  • Richmond-Madison Company, Industrial Corporation
  • Saunier North American, Incorporated
  • St. Andrews Place Retirement Community, Inc.; McCready Manor, Inc.; Telford Terrace
  • Richmond Industrial Development Corporation
  • Loss Prevention Systems, Inc.
  • Uncle Charlie's Meats, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2017

Other Affiliations

  • Chamber of Commerce, President, 1988 - 1989
  • Richmond Rotary Club, President, 1986 - 1987
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member)
  • Kentucky Justice Association (Member)
  • Madison County Bar Association (Member)
  • Madison County Estate Planning Council (Member)


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi
  • Phi Delta Phi

Past Positions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, 1980-1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Telford YMCA, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Past President, Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Classes and Seminars

  • Nuts and Bolts of Probate, Madison County Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning, Madison County Estate Planning Council



  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1989
  • Staff Member, Kentucky Law Journal (Article: Marital Deduction Planning)


Office Information


127 South Third Street Richmond, KY 40475


  • 859-623-9501

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

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