Stephen, Lexington

"Mr. Dawahare--Thank you for all you have done.  We are very blessed that God put you in our lives to deal with this issue.  It is an honor to know you and to have worked with you.  It gives me peace of mind to know if I ever have any legal problems in the future I know who to go to for help or advice.  I am making a donation in your name to our church."

Jackie, Lexington

"Richard is a great attorney.  He is always very helpful. He is very knowledgeable, courteous, and delivers on time. He is more than willing to work with the client to fine-tune more complicated requests."

Catherine, Lexington

"Richard has been a blessing to myself and my family. He has professionally and compassionately guided us through Guardianship, court appearances and Probate issues. Thank you Richard!! "

Keith, Lexington

"Richard did a great job in developing Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney for my wife and me. He used a clear method in determining the necessary information he needed us to provide. He brought up alternatives when something we might have thought would create issues or challenges for our executor or heirs. I would recommend Richard to anyone looking for this type of legal work."

Stan, Covington

"I've know Richard since college. His compassionate approach to assisting others accounts for his success over the years. Never have I encountered a lawyer with such passion for helping folks manage their way through life's challenges. I strongly recommend Richard to anyone needing legal assistance."

Deborah, Cynthiana

"Mr. Dawahare was contracted by my brother for a family matter, that is how I became associated with him. He was very good working with my brother who has a disability. He was kind and patient with my brother which gained a lot of respect from me. He always promptly answered or returned phone calls, was helpful and always answered questions. I was very pleased the way my brother was represented. He (Mr. Dawahare) is a nice and respectful person, and the matter he was involved with had a very good outcome."

Success Stories wills trusts

Supreme Court Victory for Children in Relative Foster Care

Richard won a landmark case securing the same foster care maintenance payments for abused, neglected and dependant children who are placed with approved relatives and fictive kin just as children going to licensed foster homes.  The Sixth Circuit decision in D.O. v. Glisson, became final with the Supreme Court's decision denying cert on October 10, 2017. 

Family conflict resolved

Mom's in crisis, family members at odds over what to do.  We were able to untangle emotions, focus on the facts, and get family members united in a contested guardianship action.  As a result, the mom's best interest was protected and the family regained harmony.

Civil Rights, Due Process

In one case we protected a disabled child from the commonwealth unlawful imposition of a patient liability in violation of her federal civil rights.  In another  case the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a termination of parental rights finding against a parent for lack of due process.