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Tilford Dobbins – 20th Century Principles, 21st Century Strategies

At Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC , we believe in the power of principle and the power of progressive thinking. By providing legal services of the utmost quality, adhering to unwavering ethical standards, and applying cutting edge legal strategies, we can achieve optimal results for our clients.

During our century of practice in Louisville, Kentucky, Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt has built a tradition of excellence. We represent the interests of our clients in business and personal matters in courts, in transactions with government entities and before administrative agencies throughout Kentucky, Indiana and states across the region. We have attorneys licensed to practice in other states as well.


Our experienced attorneys and legal professionals realize the importance of enduring client relationships. Effective and regular communication and outstanding personal service remain the cornerstones of our firm.

We tailor our services to each client’s needs using a team of highly qualified legal professionals who have a breadth of experience uncommon for a firm of our size. We are conscientious in our pursuit of quality representation. Our goal is to achieve the best results for clients in a professional, cost-effective manner.

Our clients range from individuals and governmental entities to closely-held and publicly-held companies. We provide a full range of legal experience for our clients, as well as representation on specific matters on a case-by-case basis for others.

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Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC dates from the turn of the century, when it was founded by Henry J. Tilford. The firm has been distinguished by exceptional attorneys who rose to prominence. Judge Tilford later served as Chief Judge of Kentucky’s highest court and returned to Tilford Dobbins after a number of years on the bench. Lawrence Wetherby practiced with the firm until he was elected Governor of Kentucky in 1955. Mr. Wetherby rejoined the firm in an of-counsel position after his term as Governor.

Clients benefit from the stability and reputation we have achieved as one of Louisville’s oldest law firms and receive the added advantage of our openness to new ideas. Our broad-based legal team embraces new technology, innovative strategies, and the constant evolution of the law.

Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt has succeeded over the decades by adapting to changing times and expanding client needs, all while keeping in mind our founders’ mission that the client comes first.

Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC serves businesses and individuals throughout the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area and surrounding counties, including southern Indiana.