C. Ed Massey

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Erlanger, KY

Blankenship Massey & Associates, Attorneys at Law
 | 504 Erlanger Road, Erlanger, KY 41018
Phone: 859-426-9000
Fax: 859-426-9001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (20%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (20%),
  • Social Security Disability (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney C. Ed Massey is a partner with Blankenship Massey & Associates, Attorneys at Law, which has law offices in Erlanger and Dry Range, Kentucky. Nationally recognized as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Massey has more than 28 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Northern Kentucky who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Bankruptcy law

· Criminal law

· Domestic law

· Military law

· Educational law

· Workers' compensation

· Social Security Disability

· Personal injury

A native of Northern Kentucky and long-time resident of Boone County, Mr. Massey has a genuine concern for the legal issues affecting the residents and businesses of his community, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A highly versatile attorney, he has extensive experience in a variety of legal areas, and he represented a number of clients in courts-martial proceedings. He also helped overturn a previous verdict that stood for 18 years on behalf of a former servicemember before the Naval Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

A 1989 cum laude graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Mr. Massey obtained his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law in 1992. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio and Indiana. He also holds admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th circuits as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Massey is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio State and Indiana State Bar Associations, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association, and the Chase Inn of Court. He also supports his local community through his involvement with various school board and the Kentucky PTA as well as with various other civic, charitable and educational organizations in his region.


Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 20%Military/Veterans Law
  • 20%Social Security Disability
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Bankruptcy Law, Military & Veterans Law, Veteran's Benefits, Military Divorce, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


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About Ed Massey

Admitted: 1993, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.nkylawyers.com/attorney/massey-c-ed/


  • KASS Ky Legislator of the Year, Ky Association of School Superintendents, 2021
  • Award for legislative session, Partners for Commonsense Justice, 2021
  • Chamber MVP, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  • Distinguished lawyers, Chase Inn of Court, American Inns of Court, 2018
  • I was elected to the Kentucky House or Representatives in November of 2018.  I will represent the 66th District in 2019-2020, Kentucky House of Representatives District 66, 2019
  • President of National School Boards Association representing over 95,000 School Board Members, President, National School Boards Association, 2012
  • Received Award for Advocacy on behalf of children in Kentucky, Recipient, Kentucky School Boards Association, 2010
  • Nominated and accepted for participation in this highly distinguished class of leaders, Leadership Kentucky, Leadership Kentucky Association, 2004
  • Board Member for National Parents and Teachers Association, Board Member, National PTA, 2012
  • President of State Association representing 174 School Districts, President, Kentucky School Boards Association, 2007
  • Joe Kelly Award, Kentucky Department of Education, 2017
  • Award presented based on accomplishments of graduate from LLOYD High School, LLOYD Memorial Hall of Fame, Lloyd Alumni Association, 2017
  • Board Chair of School District with over 20,000 students, Chair, Boone County Schools, 2000
  • Leadership Institute at Harvard School of Government, Executive Leadership Program for Educators, Harvard, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed in Navy Marine Corps Court Cases, 2014
  • Licensed in this Court for Air Force Court Martial Cases, 2015
  • Licensed in Court for Army Court Martial Cases, 2014
  • Appeals Court for All Military Claims, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Named as Chair of the Judiciary Committee House of Representatatives, 2021
  • Passed three estate bills in Kentucky House of Representatives, 2020
  • Awarded by Public Defenders for work in the 2021 legislative session for submission of a Felony Threshold bill that passed the House and the Senate and was signed into law, 2021
  • Awarded Ky Legislator of the year by Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, 2021
  • Awarded for work in legislative session by Partners for Commonsense Justice, 2021
  • named KY Chamber MVP for legislative session, 2021
  • Chase Inn of Court 
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1993
  • 2014 Article on Premises Liability, 2014
  • Ohio, 1995
  • Indiana, 1997
  • Participant in Disney Leadership Institute, 2008
  • Presenter at Education Law Conference, 2015
  • Presenter at TBI Conference, 2010
  • Kentucky, 1993

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served on Licensing and Occupations Committee in Ky House of Representatives, 2020
  • Served on Licensing and Occupations Committee Ky House of Representatives, 2021
  • Served as Chair of Judiciary Committee in Ky House of Representatives, 2021
  • Served on Impeachment Committee in Ky House of Representatives, 2021
  • Served on Education Committee in Ky House of Representatives, 2020
  • Served as Vice Chair of Judiciary Committee in Ky House of Representatives, 2020
  • Served on Veterans Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee for Ky House of Representatives, 2020
  • Former Member American Heart Association AED Committee
  • Former American Heart Association Affiliate Faculty
  • Legislative Advocacy for Children in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Advocate and Legal Representative for Mentoring Group, 2018
  • 2018 Member Covington Optimist Club, 2018
  • Former Water Safety Instructor for American Red Cross
  • Interim Chair for Board of Directors.  This organization has given back in communities across the United States, 2018
  • Board Member for Museum that is part of the Smithsonian Institution, 2018
  • Member of Boone County Business Persons Association, 2018
  • Former Lifeguard Instructor Trainer for American Red Cross
  • Former Director Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs - Washington D.C.
  • Taught CPR to local emergency services
  • Served as crew member on life squad as volunteer for Crescent Springs Fire Department and Florence Fire/EMS, 1989
  • Member Florence Rotary, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Provided comments from the 2021 Legislative Session, Speaker, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, 2021
  • Provide update re ongoing legislative session, Speaker, Chase Inn of Courts, 2021
  • Presenter at Teacher Training Institute in Long Beach California, Freedom Writers Foundation, 2015
  • Presented at Annual Conference of COSN, Presenter, Council of School Networking, 2014
  • Participant in Leadership Institute, Participant, American Public Education Foundation, 2013
  • Presenter at Annual Conference of the Delaware School Boards Association, Delaware School Boards Association, 2013
  • Presenter at Annual Conference of Louisiana School Boards Association, Louisiana School Boards Association, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker at the Annual Conference of the North Dakota School Boards Association, North Dakota School Boards Association, 2014
  • Presenter at Annual Conference of the West Virginia School Boards Association, Presenter, West Virginia School Boards Association, 2015
  • Participant in Educators Workshop, United States Marine Corps, 2000
  • Attended Capstone Course for Doctoral Program in Finland, Northern Kentucky University, 2012
  • Participation in Conference, United States Department of Education, 2011
  • Presenter with Panel at American Association of School Administrators Conference, American Association of School Administrators, 2010
  • Keynote Presenter Nevada School Boards Association, Presenter-Keynote, School Boards, Nevada School Boards Association , 2017
  • Presentation at Mississippi School Boards Association Annual Conference, Mississippi School Boards Association, 2018
  • Article on Social Media, Author, AASA, 2017
  • Keynote Presenter at Annual Conference of Wyoming School Boards Association, Wyoming School Boards Association, 2016
  • Keynote Presenter at Ohio School Boards Association Spring Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Ohio School Boards Association, 2016
  • 2014 Article on Premises Liability, Author, Open and Obvious, Kentucky Bar Association, 2014


  • Successfully mediated case regarding a million dollar contract on a chicken farm, 2021
  • Case successfully argued in Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, 2014
  • Conviction overturned on appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Successfully had a criminal case overturned on Unlawful Commandant Influence by the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, 2014
  • Case won on appeal and published changing the premises liability law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Representative Clients:

  • Represent Aaron Pryor Jr. son of former welterweight Boxing Champion Aaron Pryor, 2021
  • Represent WR Farms, Inc.  , 2021
  • Represent Perry Wing and Sports of all Sorts, 2021
  • Represent Schmidt Pro Flooring, 2021
  • Represent T.L. Krieg Offset, Inc., 2021
  • Represented Graves County, Ky Board of Education, 2019
  • Represent Ground Haven Landscapes, 2021

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Kentucky House of Representatives:  Vice Chair Judiciary Committee; Education Committee; Licensing and Occupations Committee; Veterans Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee; Budget Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, 2019
  • Award by Partners for Commonsense Justice, 2021
  • KASS Legislator of the Year, 2021
  • Chamber MVP, 2021
  • Names as Chair of Judiciary Committee Kentucky House of Representatives, 2021


Educational Background:

  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., Honors: cum laude, Major: Police Administration, Minor: Business, 1989
  • Educational Programming at Harvard, 2007
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Office Location for C. Ed Massey

504 Erlanger Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

Phone: 859-426-9000

Fax: 859-426-9001

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Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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