Stratton Law Firm was founded in 1898 by P. B. Stratton, who had various partners during his 55 years in practice. His son, Henry D. Stratton, joined the firm in 1950, and built a statewide reputation for legal excellence. He served as president of the KBA, and was recognized as Kentucky's Outstanding Attorney in 1989. David C. Stratton and Daniel P. Stratton, Henry's sons, now lead the firm, seeking to carry on the family's commitment to legal excellence and professionalism.

Our practice covers many different areas.  Below is an outline of what we do on a regular basis, but is not meant to exclude areas of work not described below.

Commercial Litigation

We have extensive experience in commercial litigation representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. We represent both large and small entities on many different types of cases.


Business Transactions

Because of our business experience we can help you start up a business by creating and maintaining an LLC, a corporation or partnership. We can advise you on which business entity is best for the type of business you seek to form, and how to set up operating agreements for that business. This includes Buy-Sell Agreements, all types of contracts, and business liquidations.

Insurance Defense

We have handled thousands of car and truck accident cases, from minor injuries to death claims. We have successfully settled many claims and have tried many that have been unable to settle. We have defended insurance companies on coverage questions and issues of bad faith. We are also experienced in property damage claims.

Products Liabilities

We have defended companies in regard to product they have made that have been claimed defective. We have settled and tried product liability cases involving a variety of products.

Mineral Law

We are experienced in the mineral law field having litigated many claims involving coal and gas ownership, coal and gas leases, and coal contracts. We have prepared and negotiated coal leases and contracts. We have a sound working knowledge of the industry and have represented many coal companies and individuals who have disputes with coal companies in regard to their mining of the coal.  These claims have included the defense and prosecution of lost coal claims.

Employment Law

We have represented employers and employees on employment disputes, wrongful terminations, and contract disputes. We can review or prepare separation agreements between business partners regardless of the form of the partnership. We handle discrimination claims and can advise you on how to avoid wrongful termination cases.


Estate Planning and Administration

In that we cannot live forever, we believe it is important to plan for the financial aspects of death as we plan for the financial aspects of life. To that effect, we can help you prepare a Will and/or a Trust that will assist you in passing your assets to your loved ones in a way that will protect them in the future. Additionally, we probate estates and litigate disputes that arise in the handling of estates.

Real Estate

We can prepare deeds and litigate any property dispute you may be dealing with. We prepare leases and litigate issues that arise in leases.

Family Law

While not a primary area of focus, we have handled divorces for clients who have substantial assets, or who wish to maintain their business enterprise. We do prepare prenuptial agreements.


David Stratton has been working as a Mediator for the last twenty years. He has mediated many different types of cases. He has a 75% success rate and can mediate claims in litigation and claims before they get to the litigation stage.


Our firm handles many different types of case and it is impossible to set out in a short summary the things we do and all the types of cases that we handle. We are open to advising and assisting people with any issue they may need a lawyer for and if we are not in a position to help you resolve your legal problem we will be happy to refer you to a lawyer who will have the ability to help you.