Providing legal excellence for over 60 years in Kentucky

Louisville And Lexington Criminal Defense Lawyers

The white collar criminal defense and investigation practice is headed by Partner Kent Westberry, a former federal prosecutor. Also practicing in this area is Bridget M. Bush, Of Counsel. Early in Bridget’s career, she served as an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP where she also practiced in the white collar criminal defense section. Bennett Bayer practices in this section, operating out of the Lexington office. Despite the nature of the type of criminal cases handled by Landrum & Shouse, the most successful defenses should not be high profile. Attorneys are most effective in the investigative stage, before an indictment has been returned and in the headlines. However, the fact that our adversaries know we are always ready and able to take a case to trial is a benefit to our clients regardless of whether a settlement is obtained without charges being brought or if the matter proceeds to verdict. In an environment where state and federal regulations are increasingly being enforced, both individuals and businesses are at a greater risk of being the subject of a criminal investigation. We routinely represent clients in the following areas:

  • Public corruption
  • Obstruction of justice and RICO (Rackateer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations)
  • Health care fraud
  • Criminal and civil regulatory action involving MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration)
  • Securities fraud including insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Federal and state criminal tax investigations
  • Qui tam investigations
  • Corporate compliance counseling and internal investigations
  • Insurance fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Representing witnesses, subjects and targets in grand jury investigations
  • Mail and wire fraud, including theft of honest services
  • Criminal and civil environmental violations
  • General crimes, both in state and federal court. This includes most crimes charged in all state courts

Landrum & Shouse LLP‘s white collar criminal defense practice was ranked in Kentucky’s Top Tier by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers Best Firms 2017 Edition. Our lawyers are listed in the Best Lawyers in America section under “White Collar Criminal Defense and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation (SEC, Energy).” They are also listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers for “White Collar Crime Defense.”

Do not hesitate to contact us at either in our Lexington office at 859-554-4038 or in Louisville at 502-589-7616. You may also contact us online.