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Stephen Poindexter - Personal Injury Attorney, Criminal Defense LawyerThe Poindexter Law Firm, PSC is a full-service law firm conveniently located in Burkesville, Kentucky and representing clients throughout the Dale Hollow Lake, Lake Cumberland, Green River Lake, and Barren River Lake regions.  Stephen Poindexter is available to help you in any Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, or Social Security matter you have throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.

When you’ve got a legal problem, you want a bulldog lawyer who will fight for you and won’t give up until you get results. Whether you have a drug charge you need help defending or were in a car wreck and the insurance company is giving you the run around, The Poindexter Law Firm, PSC is here to help.

Please review Attorney Stephen Poindexter’s resume.

Attorney  2005-Present

Poindexter Law Firm, PSC  Burkesville, Kentucky –  Kentucky and Tennessee statewide

  • Represent defendants in criminal proceedings from arraignment through trial.
  • Represent parties in divorce, child custody, and child support cases.
  • Represent parties in Social Security Disability cases.
  • Employ and supervise a staff to conduct legal research for my office.

ATTORNEY (Part-time)  2007

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Monticello, Kentucky –  57th Judicial Circuit (Russell and Wayne counties)

  • Prosecuted felony crimes from arraignment through trial.
  • Represented children in child support cases.

ATTORNEY  2004- 2005

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Columbia, Kentucky – 29th and 40th Judicial Circuits (Adair, Casey, and Clinton counties)

  • Represent indigent people in criminal proceedings from arraignment through trial.
  • Interview clients and witnesses in jail and other settings outside the courtroom.
  • Meet with families of defendants and explain the criminal justice system.

Law Student Intern/Paralegal  2003

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Bowling Green, Kentucky – 8th Judicial Circuit (Warren County)

  • Conducted legal research involving 404(b) evidence, discovery, and Fourth Amendment issues.
  • Located, interviewed, and subpoenaed witnesses.
  • Assisted Commonwealth Attorney at trial.

Commonwealth Detective 2001

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Russellville, Kentucky – 7th Judicial Circuit (Logan/Todd counties)

  • Made plea offer and sentencing recommendations to the Commonwealth Attorney.
  • Located, interviewed, and subpoenaed witnesses.
  • Assisted Commonwealth Attorney at trial.

Probation/Parole Officer 2000-2001

Kentucky Probation/Parole Office Russellville, Kentucky

  • Supervised caseload of 80-100 clients.
  • Conducted alcohol and drug tests.
  • Conducted searches of clients, their homes, and their vehicles.
  • Arrested parole violators and transported them back to prison.

Narcotics Detective  1997-2000

Logan Co. Sheriff’s Department Russellville, Kentucky

  • Initiated and completed drug investigations (both undercover and using informants).
  • Installed and operated electronic surveillance equipment.
  • Acquired and executed search warrants and processed all evidence.
  • Provided drug presentations to schools and civic organizations.

Police Officer 1994-1997

Franklin Police Department          Franklin, Kentucky

  • Investigated criminal violations, misdemeanors, and felonies.
  • Testified in district and circuit court hearings/trials.
  • Provided public relations through Police Mt. Bike unit and school presentations.

Petty Officer Third Class – Electronics Technician 1990-1994

United States Coast Guard  – Michigan, California, Maine, Florida

  • Responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of classified intelligence-gathering equipment.
  • Researched, ordered, and maintained electronic supplies for a 45-man unit.
  • Participated in search and rescue missions and drug interdiction activities.

Air Force Security Policeman 1988-1990

Kentucky Air National Guard         Louisville, Kentucky

  • Tasked with guarding military installations and enforcing military laws.
  • Trained as M-60 machine gun specialist.  Assisted with instruction for firearm qualifications.


Juris Doctorate – Litigation Concentration 2001 – 2003

Thomas M. Cooley Law School         Lansing, Michigan

  • Graduation valedictory speaker
  • Vice President – Native American Law Student’s Association
  • Vice President – Cooley Republicans
  • American Bar Association – Law Student Division
  • American Trial Lawyers Association – Law Student Division

Bachelor of Arts -Sociology/Criminology 1994-1997

Western Kentucky University         Bowling Green, Kentucky

Associate of General Studies – Law Enforcement Emphasis 1989-1990

  • Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • 2 Week Narcotics Investigator’s Class – Spring 1999

Kentucky State Police

  • Indoor Cannabis Investigations – Summer 1999

California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement

  • Methamphetamine Seminar – Winter 1998

Regional Counterdrug Training Academy

  • Criminal Intelligence Analysis – Summer 1998

Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Narcotics Investigations and Identification – Winter 1997

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training

  • Interviews and Interrogations – 2000
  • Undercover Drug Operations – 1998
  • Breath Test Operator – 1996
  • Street Survival Skills – 1995
  • Law Enforcement Basic Training – 1994

Military Training

U.S. Coast Guard

  • Total Quality Management – 1994
  • Computer Systems Operator – 1993
  • Basic/Advanced Electronics – 1991-92

U.S. Air Force

  • Security Police Academy – 1988
  • Pre-Noncommissioned Officer course – 1990

Interests, Activities, and Awards

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • KBA Continuing Legal Education Award (2005-2010)
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Gideon International – Speaker
  • Lake Cumberland Area Development District – Board member (2006-2010)
  • Lake Cumberland Child Advocacy Center – Board of Directors (Vice President 2008-2011)
  • Burkesville Chamber of Commerce – President (2009 – 2010)
  • Burkesville Tourism Commission – Past-President
  • Cumberland County Tourism Commission – Past Board Member
  • Cumberland County 4-H Council
  • Rotary Club – Russellville, Ky.  (1999-2001) Rotarian of the Year 2001
  • Board of Directors for Lifeskills, Inc. in Bowling Green, Ky.  (1999-2001)
  • Big Brother Volunteer – Bowling Green, Ky. (1994-1995)
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Master Mason – Cumberland Masonic Lodge # 413
  • Scottish Rite Mason – Cumberland Valley
  • Kosair Shriner – Dale Hollow Shrine Club
  • Kentucky Colonel
  • Kentucky Governor’s Award for Drunk Driving Enforcement (1996)

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