Our clients are at the heart of what we do

One of Kentucky's Top

Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan

We serve all of Central Kentucky

Brenda limits her practice to criminal defense, civil rights, student rights, and appeals. She represents clients in state court throughout Kentucky and in federal court in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan.

Our primary goal is to give our clients their best chance of success. We are selective in the cases we accept, choosing to focus our time, energy, and resources on fewer cases. We work hard to protect you and to help you determine the strategy that works best for you.

Brenda is always ready for a battle

She fights for your rights

Brenda is experienced, tenacious and a fearless advocate for justice, equality, and liberty. Brenda’s high-profile legal battles on behalf of her clients have led to successful trials and appeals. She is a tireless crusader against discrimination and has devoted her career to fighting for her clients’ constitutional rights, civil rights, and freedom.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.”
–Proverbs 31:8 New Living Translation

Brenda is a Nationally Ranked Trial Lawyer

“It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.” –Voltaire

we do it for our clients

"I owe my life to Brenda Popplewell." – Billy Taylor, Client​
"Brenda was a God send." – Susan and Charles Bravard, Parents of Client
"Brenda left no rock unturned. She's the energizer bunny. She keeps going and going." – Leona Rose, Sister of Client

Bond Reduction

Brenda has obtained bond reductions and pretrial release for her clients at the Circuit Court level. We can help you.


Civil Rights

She has successfully litigated constitutional issues in civil rights cases at the trial level and in appellate court.


Criminal Defense

Brenda’s knowledge of the law, preparation, and courage gives her the ability to challenge issues even when they are unpopular.


Student Rights

We are ready to help families through supportive legal help. Every student has the right to attend school and feel safe.

25 years of experience

We are committed to excellence

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