William G. Francis

William G. Francis

Of Counsel
Lexington, Kentucky

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).

Areas of Practice

  • Mediation and Collaborative Law/ Alternative Dispute

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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