Serving The Local Community For Five Generations

At Wilhoit Law Office, our work is backed by five generations of experience. Our firm has been owned by the same family — and serving the same community — since 1867.

A Family Business

Attorney William H. Wilhoit is the fifth generation in his family to practice law in this area. Wilhoit Law Office first opened when E.B. Wilhoit began his practice just after the Civil War. C.B. Wilhoit followed his father by entering the practice in Grayson after the turn of the century.

In 1934, H. Rupert Wilhoit became the third generation to practice law in Grayson, joined by his son Henry R. Wilhoit Jr. in 1960. Henry Wilhoit practiced law until he was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in the early 1980s and currently serves as a senior federal judge.

Mr. Wilhoit's siblings are also in the legal profession. His brother, Rupert, and sister, Mary Wilhoit Phelps, are Kentucky district judges.

About William H. Wilhoit

Born on Sept. 19, 1967, William H. Wilhoit graduated from Georgetown College in Kentucky with a degree in American studies in 1989. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Law and graduated in 1992.

He is admitted to practice in Kentucky, the Eastern District of Kentucky and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and is a member of the Carter County, Boyd County, Kentucky and American Bar associations. He has been named one of Kentucky's Super Lawyers. Kentucky Monthly published his name as one of Kentucky's Top Attorneys as determined by peer recognition.

Mr. Wilhoit is also certified as a mediator by the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts.

A Record Of Service

Mr. Wilhoit has consistently served his community and bar associations throughout his career. Most recently, he served on the Kentucky Bar Association's Board of Governors, the administrative and disciplinary arm of Kentucky's mandatory bar association, representing the 7th Judicial District. He has presided over the local Rotary Club and is a director of the Grayson Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Mr. Wilhoit is the 7th District representative for the Kentucky Justice Association, which seeks to protect the rights of citizens to jury trials.

He was appointed by the governor to sit as a special justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court on a death penalty case in 2005.

Formerly, he represented the local ambulance district and served as president of Carter Christian Academy's board of directors. He has also taught business law and political science at Kentucky Christian University. He is a lifetime member of the University College of Law's Lafferty Society and a life member of the U.S. 6th Circuit Judicial Conference.

A Life Of Commitment

Shortly after his practice began, Mr. Wilhoit was appointed as the 7th District representative for the Kentucky Young Lawyers Section's Executive Council. Over the next few years, he served as secretary, treasurer, vice chair and chair-elect of the Kentucky YLS, and in 1999, he chaired the section for the entire state.

He then served the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and was appointed as meetings coordinator for the division in 2002 and national conferences chair in 2003. He worked with the General Practice Solo Division of the ABA as the litigation group coordinator and served on the Corporate Sponsorship Committee.

Will is married to Michelle Boggs Wilhoit and has two children, Andrew and Kathryn.

For more information about Mr. Wilhoit, please refer to his biography linked below.

Contact Wilhoit Law Office

For assistance with a personal injury, family law, business law or other legal matter, contact our firm. Our lawyers are happy to sit down with you in a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 606-474-8833 to schedule a meeting at our office. We are located in Grayson.