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David L. Yewell

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Owensboro, KY

Yewell Law, LLC
221 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303-4115
Phone: 270-926-5305
Fax: 270-685-6879
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1967
Practice Areas: Family Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Helping families resolve their legal issues amicably is one of the reasons David L. Yewell enjoys his practice. As an attorney at Yewell Law, LLC, he handles family law cases that involve divorce and child custody. He also assists clients in Calhoun, Hartford, Owensboro and Henderson, Kentucky, with their estate planning and probate matters.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Yewell has steered clients through difficult and important decisions. He understands how sensitive the end of a marriage or making end-of-life choices can be. Taking a compassionate approach, Mr. Yewell listens to his clients’ concerns and develops a strategy that prioritizes their goals for the case. As a skilled litigator, he is prepared to go to the state or federal court when necessary, but he is also adept at reaching resolutions behind closed doors.

Mr. Yewell commits himself to each client, answering questions promptly and serving as a constant source of support. He builds a relationship with those he represents, which enables him to provide personal attention and a customized plan of action.

A member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Mr. Yewell is also involved with the Daviess County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Foundation, the American Bar Foundation, the American Association for Justice and the Kentucky Justice Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Prior to earning a Juris Doctor in 1967, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Mr. Yewell received a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in 1964.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2014

About David L. Yewell

First Admitted: 1967

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1967
  • Kentucky, 1967
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Kentucky Bar Center, Trustee, 1993 - 2000
  • National Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys, President, 1985
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
  • Daviess County Bar Association, President - 1983, 1967 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1982 - 1991
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Vice President, 1988 - 1989
  • Kentucky Bar Association, President-Elect, 1989 - 1990
  • Kentucky Bar Association, President, 1990 - 1991


  • Special Justice, Supreme Court of Kentucky, Authored Opinion of Court in "Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. v. McKinney, " 831 SW2d 164 (May 14, 1992)

Educational Background

  • Hinds Junior College, Raymond, Mississippi, Associate Degree, Honors: Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame - October 2006, 1962
  • Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Inducted into Pioneer Sports Hall of Fame - April 2007, 1964

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association Foundation - Fellow
  • Daviess County Bar Association - (1967-Present)
  • Daviess County Bar Association - Presidnet (1983)
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Board Of Governors (1982-1991)
  • Kentucky Bar Association - President (1990-1991)
  • Kentucky Bar Association - President Elect (1989-1990)
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Vice President (1988-1989)
  • Kentucky Bar Center - Trustee (1993-Present)
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Kentucky Council Of School Board Attorneys - President (1985)
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company - Board Of Directors (1990-Present)
  • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company - Executive Committee (1998-Present)
  • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company - Secretary (1998-Present)
  • National Council Of School Board Attorneys
  • Southern Conference Of Bar Presidents
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Office Location for David L. Yewell

221 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303-4115

Phone: 270-926-5305

Fax: 270-685-6879

Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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