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Eric Farris has been the counselor to the Bullitt County Board of Education for many years. As superintendent, I find his legal knowledge, prominence in the community, commitment to public education, and his extraordinary sense of good humor and wit invaluable in coping with the myriad of issues that confront our school district on a constant basis.

Keith Davis, Superintendent
Bullitt County Public Schools

I was facing serious criminal charges for something I didn't even do and was looking at 10-20 years in prison. Mr. Farris and his team went right to work. His personal advice helped keep us very confident of a great outcome. Mr. Farris kept in close touch throughout the whole ordeal and never made it difficult to reach him. In the end, both cases were dismissed with prejudice...and I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to have on my side.

W. Cochran

Sabert Corporation has enjoyed a relationship with Eric Farris and his law firm, Buckman and Farris for close to 4 years. His broad knowledge base of all the dynamics that drive business in Kentucky, proactive service orientation, sense of urgency, and business acumen has led us to rely on him for a great deal more than legal advice to support all our business activity in Kentucky. To that end, Eric Farris is not just Sabert Corporation's lawyer but our business partner in Kentucky. In effect, we rely on Eric to make our Company successful.

Albert Salama
President & Founder
Sabert Corporation
Sayreville, NJ

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Meet our team


Farris Eric G. Farris
Senior Partner with 30 years experience

Counsel to Bullitt County Board of Education (current enrollment over 13,000 students) for over 20 years; services include drafting and implementing policies relating to students and certified/classified staff ; presenting charges against certified staff; defending special education plans from administrative due process hearings through the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; defending the board and superintendent in grievance ...

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joseph Joseph M. Mills
Senior Associate

Mr. Mills spends the majority of his time practicing criminal law, assisting in education law issues and probate matters. He is an experienced criminal defense lawyer having previously worked in the adult trial division of the Louisville Public Defender for three years. Mr. Mills received his JD from the Chase College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Inn of Court. He received his B.S. from Northern Kentucky University where he was awarded the Paul J. Sipes Outstanding Senior Award, Enid Henry Award for Political Science, and was the 2004 Homecoming King.

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amber Amber Jones Cook

Mrs. Cook primarily practices in the areas of family law, criminal defense, business transactions, and general civil litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2013 and her B.S. from the University of Louisville in 2004. While enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work she completed her practicum requirements at Communicare, providing counseling to those with mental and behavioral health issues. Mrs. Jones has been active in a number of civic organizations including the 2013-2014 Bullitt County Teen Court Program. Prior to graduating from law school she worked as a law clerk at the office of the Bullitt County Attorney. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Bullitt County Bar Association. She is a Meade county native, and currently resides in Elizabethtown with her husband and two sons.

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J.D. Buckman, Jr. (1911-1995)

Mr. Buckman was born on March 13, 1911, the son of Carletta Hatzell Buckman and J. D. Buckman, Sr.

He graduated from Shepherdsville High School in 1931, and the Jefferson School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1936. In 1936 he was admitted to practice law which began in Shepherdsville.
During the war, Mr. Buckman served in the army, in the Judge Advocate Branch from 1942 to 1944.

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Legal Assistants

New staff membersLeft to right:

Bridgette Branham received her B.A. in History from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2009. She has 5 years of County Government experience, having previously been an employee of the County Clerk's office. She is a lifelong resident of Bullitt County and currently resides in Shepherdsville.

Kalynn Walls joined Buckman & Farris in 2012 through an internship with Bullitt Central High School. She is currently a pre-law student at the University of Louisville studying English Literature.

Sandra Moore, a native of Bullitt County has been with our firm for over 17 years. She assists us with probate matters, evictions and criminal matters.

Kathy Welshans has been with Buckman & Farris since 1999 and spends the majority of her time assisting with real estate and planning and zoning related matters. She currently resides in Boston, Kentucky, with her husband Bobby.

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502-955-7181     fax: 502-543-7185     P.O. Box 460     193 S. Buckman St.     Shepherdsville, KY 40165