Frankfort Lawyers Serving Frankfort And Beyond

Our team of Frankfort-based attorneys at True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, serves individuals and businesses in Frankfort and central Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth. We have over 130 years of combined legal experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury, divorce and family law, criminal law, civil litigation, and government agency issues.

We take pride in our ability to bring sophisticated legal services close to the capital and close to your home, where you need it most. We believe our connections in the Frankfort and central Kentucky community help us achieve effective resolutions for our clients.

Read more about the backgrounds and qualifications of each attorney at our firm by reading the profiles in the following links:

  • J. Guthrie True
  • Richard M. Guarnieri
  • William C. Ayer, Jr.
  • Whitney True Lawson
  • Philip C. Lawson

Skilled Legal Representation At The Personal Level

Our clients rely on our extensive experience, record of success and skill to help resolve a wide range of complex legal matters — all without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of a local firm.

Our team of knowledgeable attorneys is ready to care for your needs directly. We will take the time to understand your case goals and explain the law to you in a way that you understand so that you can be involved in every important decision in your case.

We believe that when you are comfortable with our firm and fully understand your options in your case, we can best help you reach a resolution that satisfies your needs.

We Care About You. Talk To Us Today.

We welcome you to stop by our office in downtown Frankfort. Free street parking is available right out front. Meet with a lawyer in a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.

Founded in 2012

5 people in their team

Practice areas
Accidents & Injuries
Lawsuits & Disputes
Criminal Defense
Elder Law
Employment & Labor

Languages spoken

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Practice areas

Accidents & Injuries

Personal Injury

Tens Of Millions Of Dollars Recovered

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or intentional conduct of others, you have the right to hold them financially responsible. At True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, our attorneys have battled insurance companies, large corporations, jails, schools, trucking companies, and other well-funded companies and government entities on behalf of our clients in Frankfort, central Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth over our 130 years of combined experience.

Through our efforts, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients to help ease their suffering. We believe in serving you personally at a local level with the goal of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. You don’t have to travel far from home to get the high-quality, award-winning legal representation you need after a serious injury. We are your local advocates, friends, neighbors and business owners. We care about the community. We care about you.

Areas Of Personal Injury Representation

Our work is marked by past accomplishments in all the following areas:

  • Car wrecks
  • Truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip and falls
  • Product liability
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Underinsured and uninsured claims against your insurance company


Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Divorce & Separation
Father's Rights

Family Lives

When conflict affects your family, you need dedicated legal help you can depend on. The outcome of your case often depends on the skill and experience of your lawyer.

All the lawyers at True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, live in Frankfort with their families, so we understand the dynamics of family life in central Kentucky. We have seen how issues that threaten the people closest to you can be resolved with care and consideration for everyone involved.

Contact Us Today For Comprehensive Family Law Guidance

We understand that a dispute over the future of your marriage and children affects every part of your life. Our comprehensive practice is designed to meet your personal needs. With over 130 years of combined legal experience in Frankfort and central Kentucky, we have seen what’s ahead and can help you understand what to expect. Our lawyers will work closely with you through every step of the process, helping you reach the best possible outcome.

Contact us today for help in any of the following areas, including:

  • Divorce, legal separation or annulment
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Adoption
  • Domestic violence orders
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Termination of parental rights

Lawsuits & Disputes


Litigation Must Be Handled By A Skilled Lawyer

At True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, we have helped people throughout Kentucky. From larger, fortune-500 companies to local, family-owned businesses, we provide all our clients with the quality legal representation they deserve. You do not have to go far to speak with an experienced lawyer. Our team is ready and eager to help you and your business. Together, our attorneys have 130 years of combined experience. Put this knowledge to good use.

Finding Solutions To Complex Business Matters

Company-related concerns can be tremendously stressful. Furthermore, it doesn’t just impact one person. In some cases, millions of people are at risk. This is why it is crucial to have a strong advocate in your corner. Our team takes a hands-on approach. We thoroughly examine your case, explain your options and take you step-by-step through the legal process. The goal is to minimize any cost and risk to your organization. We have experience in the following practice areas:

  • Contract disputes
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Lease disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Vendor disputes
  • Breach of noncompete agreements
  • Debt collection

We realize that every situation is different. This is why having a lawyer who can provide you with a tailored strategy is key. Furthermore, we know that litigation can drag out. We do everything we can to be effective and efficient. Communication, especially in these cases, is key. We will never leave you in the dark and will continuously be in contact regarding any changes or updates. You can rest assured that we will keep your businesses best interests at the forefront of every case.

Criminal Defense

Arrests & Searches
Drug Crime
Speeding & Traffic Ticket
White Collar Crime

Experienced And Award-Winning Criminal Law Attorneys

When you are charged with a crime, you have a right to your day in court — but how will you ensure that you are treated fairly and get the best result possible? The attorneys at True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, have the experience, drive and skill to best protect the rights of those facing state or federal criminal charges, no matter how complex the case may be. The proof is in our record of success.

We have seen the impact that criminal charges and convictions have on the lives of people and their families in Frankfort and central Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth. We will do everything within our power to carefully understand your concerns, thoroughly investigate your case and prepare a vigorous defense to defend your rights and interests.

Experience And Credibility For Your Case

Through our over 130 years of combined legal experience representing clients charged with state and federal crimes, we have gained a thorough understanding of the state and federal criminal justice system, obtained extensive knowledge and established rapport with Frankfort and central Kentucky judges and prosecutors, and achieved great results in the toughest and most complex of cases. As a result, when you hire us, you are hiring attorneys with the experience, drive and skill to obtain the best result possible, either through settlement or jury verdict.

Areas Of Criminal Law Practice

We take on all criminal defense cases, including those involving:

  • Federal crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug charges
  • Violent crimes
  • Felony charges
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Traffic offenses
  • Appeals
  • Probation revocations

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Will & Testament

Assisting Clients With Kentucky Estate Administration

Probate is the process of collecting a person’s assets when they die, paying all creditors and any taxes due, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the decedent’s will. If a person dies without a will, then any assets remaining after debts and taxes are paid are distributed according to the Kentucky laws of dying intestate.

Not all assets need to go through probate, such as property that passes automatically to a named beneficiary (commonly referred to as “transfer on death accounts”). These include individual retirement accounts, checking and savings accounts, life insurance policies and real estate property deeds.

Understanding The Role Of An Executor

If the decedent had a will, it likely names a family member or trusted friend who will handle the execution of the estate. This person is known as the executor or personal representative. It is an honor to be named executor of a will, but it also can be intimidating. An executor has a fiduciary duty to act with honesty and diligence. Missteps can lead to legal challenges or legal action against the executor.

If an estate has substantial holdings, it is common for an executor to enlist the assistance of an experienced estate administration lawyer, such as those at True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP. Assets from the estate can be used to pay a probate attorney’s fee. We help executors with:

  • Inventorying the estate
  • Identifying and paying creditors
  • Identifying assets that do not need to pass through probate
  • Distributing assets to beneficiaries
  • Trust administration
  • Addressing tax issues
  • Contested wills

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Labor Law

After A Workplace Accident, We Can Help

After an accident in the workplace, you may be dealing with a variety of unknowns. How will you pay for your medical expenses? When can you get back to work again? All of these questions pile on the stress in an already difficult situation. Having a lawyer who will fight for you and your rights is crucial in this moment. Our attorneys at True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, have over 130 years of combined experience. We have worked with clients throughout Kentucky who needed assistance with their workers’ compensation claim.

Understanding What You Are Entitled To

It’s important to know that you do not have to go to a big city to get quality representation. Our team of attorneys is committed to the members of this community. We fight tirelessly to get them what they are rightfully entitled to. In workers’ compensation claims, having a knowledgeable advocate by your side can make all the difference. After being involved in an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. It’s also important to alert management and the company as soon as you are reasonably able to do so. This ensures everyone is on the same page.

Almost everyone in the state is covered by the workers’ compensation law. However, there are a few exceptions. This includes agricultural workers, domestic servants and true independent contractors. In general, however, employers are required to cover medical expenses and lost wages for job-related injuries. After a company receives notice of an injury, they are supposed to provide benefits within a reasonable period of time. Most people will receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage while they are recovering; however, this can vary case by case. We can clearly explain your options and help you decide how to move forward.