Reviews & Ratings

AV Preeminent

AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Client Champion Silver is awarded to lawyers/firms with at least 3 reviews, with an average score of 4.0 or higher.

Martindale Ratings

Average Peer Rating: 4.6/5.0

Average Client Rating: 67% client recommended


Review us.

I have enlisted the help of both Roberta and William in the past. Both are wonderful to work with and are true professionals in their areas of expertise. They thoroughly explain the process, if you are like me and didn’t know what to expect this is very helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is seeking a respected and trustworthy attorney to help them.

— Client 09/19/2016

If you are looking for a top-notch counselor, Roberta Dunlap is as good as it gets! Don’t look anywhere else, she does a fantastic job through the entire process. She listens to key details, takes appropriate strategies to get your issues solved. Hands down, by far the best in town. I am lucky to have had her support.

— Client 10/22/2016

Mr. Nesmith was very thorough and very understanding to my personal situation. His advice was very good, and offered options to me when they were available. He was compassionate when he needed to be while maintaining a level of integrity, and offered a third eye opinion of my situation. I would highly recommend him. He helped me get out of my financial stranglehold in a very legal way.

— Client 06/29/2015

Ms. Dunlap is an excellent lawyer

— Peer 12/02/2011

Ms. Dunlap stands head & shoulders aboves his colleaques.

— Peer 11/08/2011

Ms. Dunlap has attained the level of a “Master” in her practice area of Bankruptcy. She is further recognized by the Bankruptcy Court and has the expertise, serves as Bankruptcy Trustee WD/KY.

Peer 11/07/2011

Roberta Dunlap is an exemplary member of the bar. Her legal skills, fairness, and attitude make her a pleasure to work with. She deserves the highest rating you can bestow.

— Peer 10/25/2011

He is a wonderful man and I enjoyed talking to him about my financial problem.

— Client 11/06/2010

Mr. Nesmith is a very caring and precise individual.

Client 05/13/2011

Mr. Nesmith is always prepared to represent his client, has a great knowledge of the criminal law, and combines the two into an understandable presentation.

— Peer 04/18/2013

Mr. Nesmith is a fine attorney and a gentleman with whom to work. I have known him since grade school and have always thought highly of him and his family. I have practiced in cases against him and he is always an effective advocate for his client as well as a fair and considerate adversary. I recommend Mr. Nesmith for the highest rating.

Peer 04/06/2013

An exceptional colleague, Mr. Nesmith always strives for the best results for his clients while maintaining an innate understanding of the need for a reasonable and practical solution. In doing so, he delivers an outcome for his clients that will be lasting and effective.

— Peer 04/06/2013

Bill is an excellent trial lawyer who communicates well with a jury.

— Peer 03/21/2013

Would NOT recommend Mr. Nesmith for a Divorce. He did nothing during my divorce and let my ex ‘s lawyer write everything up, never asked me what I wanted and when the proposal was sent to him, Never explained everything, and did not advise me on what would be in my best interest. He said best settlement he has seen, when it was the worst, Never filed my QDRO after 8 months of asking him to. Stay away from him.

— Client 08/27/2017

William Nesmith is a huge reason I lost custody of my son. He lost a case in which the other party (father) was in AA, without a job, and had a long record of arrests. He failed to request a change of venue or judge when he recognized bias and when his client lost custody and appealed, he missed the appellate deadline. Horrible attorney. Do not waste your money!

— Client 04/23/2012