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William Bill Pinkston Attorney Lawyer, Paducah, Kentucky

Bill’s practice, for the past 35 years, has focused on civil litigation and trials, primarily in defense of personal injury lawsuits. Bill began his career as a state court felony prosecutor, which launched his profession as a trial attorney.  In his over 40 years of practice, Bill has tried literally dozens of cases to jury verdict, with uniformly excellent results, a consequence of his courtroom savvy, tenacity and determination.

Bill’s civil practice has focused on the defense of maritime injury and claims, products liability, premises liability, municipal and police liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents. Bill has also developed an expertise in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Bill is particularly passionate about work-place safety.

Bill utilizes a team of skilled paralegals and investigators to assist in developing a defense for jury presentation. 


  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1975
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1978

 Admitted to practice

  • Kentucky, 1978
  • S. District Courts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, & Ohio
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Products liability/Premises liability
  • Commercial tort
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Maritime injury and tort
  • Municipal and County liability
  • Police liability

Professional Associations

  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

    Professional/Personal Achievements

    • Board of Directors, Paducah-McCracken County United Way, 2016
    • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Calloway County, Kentucky (1979-1982)
    • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, McCracken County, Kentucky (1982-1985)
    • Member, Calloway County Democratic Party Executive Committee (1979-1981)
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Calloway County Bar Association (1979-1980)
    • President, McCracken County Bar Association (2003-2004)
    • Member, Kentucky Sports Authority (2010-2013)
    • Commissioner and Secretary, Brooks Stadium Commission (2007 to 2023)
    • Paducah/McCracken County Chamber of Commerce
    • Business Advisory Committee
    • Life Fellow, Kentucky Bar Foundation (2004)