William G. Francis

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Phone: 859-252-6700
Fax: 859-255-3735
Email: Email Me

William G. Francis is Of Counsel in the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Insurance, Commercial & Business Law and Education Law Groups. He focuses his practice on mediation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, civil litigation and education law.

Mr. Francis has represented clients in Eastern Kentucky for over 40 years and served as Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court appointed by Governor Beshear.

Mr. Francis is a trained mediator and recognized on the Roster of Court-Appointed Mediators of the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts. In addition, he has received membership into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A. - 1968


  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1990 - 1996


  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2015 - 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating,* 2015 - 2017
  • Kentucky Supreme Court, Special Justice, 2012, 2014

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.