Guy R. Colson

Guy R. Colson

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Guy R. Colson is a Member of the firm and chair of the firm’s Litigation, Insurance, Education Law and Real Estate Groups, with a focus on insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, civil litigation, education law and real estate.

Mr. Colson represents his clients with a depth of legal knowledge honed over 40 years of experience handling challenging litigation and business matters in state and federal courts. He is a seasoned litigator with a notable record of successful trials before the state and federal courts as well as substantial appellate experience before the Kentucky and United States Supreme Courts.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Colson has substantial experience representing School Boards across the Commonwealth in matters involving students, teachers and school systems.


University of Kentucky, College of Law, J.D. – 1974

Eastern Kentucky University, B.A., Political Science – 1969


Supreme Court of the United States

Kentucky Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating*


Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present

– Insurance Law


Super Lawyer, 2007-Present


Fayette County Bar Association Citizen-Lawyer Award, 2009

– For distinguished civic activity and exemplary legal service

to clients, the community, and the Bar


Corporate INTL, 2014-2017

– Litigation, KY USA

Professional Associations

Kentucky Bar Association

– Character and Fitness Committee, 1985-1986


Fayette County Bar Association

– Board of Governors, 1980-1982


Kentucky Defense Counsel

– President, 1998-1999

– Board of Directors, 1993-1997


Defense Research Institute (DRI)


Kentucky Counsel of School Board Attorneys


Fayette Country Legal Aid

– Former Member of the Board of Directors


International Society of Primerus Law Firms


Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow


St. Ives Journal Club

*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.

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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.