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R. Kent Westberry - Louisville, KY

220 West Main StreetSuite 1900 Louisville, KY 40202

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Updated: 04/13/2023

Louisville White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer


Kent Westberry is a Senior Partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP, with almost 40 years of criminal and civil litigation experience in federal and state courts. From 2004 to 2005, Kent served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association. Kent also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Kent is a Fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the country’s most elite organization for criminal defense attorneys...

About R. Kent Westberry

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English

Practice Areas

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2004 - 2005 (President)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers (Fellow)
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference (Life Member)
  • Uniform Law Commission, 2017 - Present (Commissioner)
  • Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission, 2015 - 2018 (Alternate Chair)
  • Kentucky Bar Association Rules Committee, 2015 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Member)
  • Federal Defenders Corporation, Western District of Kentucky, 2001 - Present (Member, Board of Directors)
  • U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, WDKY (Chairman, 2011)
  • Western District of Kentucky, 1981 - 1987 (Assistant United States Attorney)

Classes and Seminars

  • The Criminal Trial: Voir Dire to Closing, National Business Institute, 2009 - 2011
  • Election Laws in Kentucky, Louisville Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • White Collar Crime, Louisville Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Preparing Witnesses to Testify in a Criminal Case, Louisville Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Ethics in Kentucky, Ethics in Kentucky, 1997 - Present
  • Litigation Ethics (Pretrial Investigation and Rule 11), Louisville Bar Association, 1990 - Present
  • Criminal RICO Seminar, Louisville Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • Comprehensive Crime Control Act, Salmon P. Chase, College of Law, 1986 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Federal Public Defender Board
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Member, St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church

Past Positions

  • Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, Associate, 1987 - 1989
  • United States Attorney's Office Western Dist of KY, Assistant United States Attorney, 1981 - 1987


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 1980
  • Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky, 1977
    Major: Government

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • VOTE-BUYING IN KENTUCKY, KBA Bench and Bar magazine, September/October, 2016

Office Information


220 West Main StreetSuite 1900 Louisville, KY 40202


  • 502-589-2119


Other Sources of Feedback About R. Kent Westberry

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 R. Kent Westberry on Super Lawyers


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2005- present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Recognized in Top Lawyers in Louisville Magazine, White Collar Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Litigation, 2006 - 2013
  • Special Justice, Supreme Court of Kentucky, 1994
  • Law Club of Louisville (Past President)
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating (Superb)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Louisville, 2021, White Collar Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2023, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Municipal, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

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