Pikeville, KY Attorney - Billy JohnsonWilliam “Billy” Johnson grew up in the Dorton area of Pike County, Kentucky, and early on decided to stay in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Like many others in Eastern Kentucky, Billy’s dad worked as a coal miner, a hard job but one that taught his son how to meet challenges head on and persevere. Billy’s mother, Mary Anne, was a homemaker, creating a warm and welcoming place for everyone who walked through the doors. Billy’s decision to focus on personal injury law was deeply rooted in the compassion for others and strong beliefs in fair and equal treatment that he learned from Bill and Mary Anne Johnson.

After high school, Billy started his own successful DOT drug- and alcohol-testing company. This venture supported him financially through college and law school. He started his law career in 1998.

Today, when Billy is not behind his desk or in the courtroom fighting for his clients, he loves to be out of doors. A motorcycle enthusiast, Billy participates in several Harley Davidson charity rides through the year. He has passed the difficult training to become an instrument-rated private pilot and enjoys flying his own plane over the hills and Bluegrass horse farms of Kentucky. You might find Billy in the garage tinkering on a car or at the shooting range, perfecting his skills. He and his wife, Cody, are active in the Pike County community they know so well, giving back to the area which has given so much to them.


Email: billy@billyjohnsonlaw.com

Attorney Bio: Credentialed & Experienced

Juris Doctorate

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Louisville, Kentucky, 1998

Bachelor of Business Administration

Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky, 1995

High School

Jenkins High School, 1986

Bar Admissions: Kentucky, 1998

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Bankruptcy Court

Professional Memberships

  • Pike County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • University of Kentucky Fellow
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG), Member
  • Instrument Rated Private Pilot
  • Lifetime Endowment Member NRA
  • Contemporary Longrifle Association


  • Super Lawyer
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Instrument Rated Pilot

Prior to Law School

  • Oil & Gas Well Drilling
  • DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Federal & State Regulation Compliance Expert