Richard F. Dawahare, Esq. in Lexington

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Elder Law/Guardianship
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Veterans disability appeals
  • Social Security Disability

Our Approach

At Richard F. Dawahare, Esq., we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.

Richard F. Dawahare

 Richard has enjoyed a multi-faceted career after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1979.  

He embarked on a 28-year career as a retail merchant, first with Macy’s, then 26 years with Dawahare’s until the chain’s closing in the fall of 2008. He then began  his full-time legal career as a solo practitioner focusing on family and elder law before joining ElderLawLexington/McClelland & Associates, PLLC in December 2015. 

Richard regularly works in Guardianship Court, serves as a Guardian ad Litem for children in DNA (Dependency, Neglect and Abuse) Court, represents veterans in their  disability appeals, and does volunteer pro bono work for The Fayette County Bar Association and AppalReD (Appalachian Research and Defense). 


Richard recently won a significant 

victory for children and their relative foster parents in a case that went to the United States Supreme Court, D.O. v. Glisson, 847 F.3d 374 (6th Cir. 2017) cert. denied 138 S.Ct. 316 (2017).

He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the  Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  

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