Scott Barton
Criminal Defense Attorney

23 years experience

Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney

Scott J. Barton

Getting arrested is an unpleasant and frightening experience. You need a qualified and successful Louisville criminal defense attorney immediately to help you protect your reputation and your rights.

Louisville criminal defense attorney Scott J. Barton is a veteran criminal defense attorney serving Jefferson County and the Greater Louisville area. After helping many clients over a 15 year career, Mr. Barton has the expertise and successes that can make a difference in your case. Mr. Barton is familiar with biases in the legal system and with botched investigations. He has already helped many families avoid the potentially life-long consequences of police mistakes and unfounded accusations. He can help you as well.

23 Years of Experience
Scott Barton

criminal defense attorney

Practice Areas


It's hard fighting drug charges – especially outside of your home state. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a drug-related offense in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky


While many criminal offenses are tried in Kentucky Superior Court, some crimes are a violation of Federal law.


Weapons-related crimes are a serious matter. Prosecutors are extremely aggressive about pursuing crimes committed with guns or other weapons.


If you have been arrested for DUI in Kentucky, you may be overwhelmed by the charges facing you. It is important to find a lawyer who understands your fear and confusion.

Gun Possession Defense

Prosecutors are aggressive about pursuing weapon and gun crime charges. If you have been arrested or accused of committing a gun crime, it is extremely important to protect your legal rights.

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Case Results

Commonwealth v. Tijuan Johnson, et al (03.06.12)

Client charged with complicity to Murder, Assault 1 and Assault 2 was found not guilty on all counts in trial.

United States v. Rice, et al. (03.06.12)

Charges for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possessing Firearms dismissed and affirmed on appeal

United States v. Dallas Day, et al. (02.15.12)

All charges dismissed against client for purchasing methamphetamine precursor from a Florida pharmacy and conspiring with other individuals in Kentucky to manufacture…


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Client Testimonials

I wanted to take an opportunity to thank you. Things really worked out great. I remember being frantic and on the verge of a nervous breakdown during the first few weeks after my arrest. I originally had a court appointed attorney that claimed to be a "fraud specialist" and that he did not know much about drug cases. He went on to tell me that he could get me a deal for 15 years if I plead quickly. To him I was just another number. Soon after I spoke with friends about my situation and asked you for representation. Immediately you got to brainstorming and planning your attack. You have been very attentive to my individual needs. You did an outstanding job. You fought hard, listened to what I had to say, negotiated vigorously and always dropped what you were doing to take my calls. You gave me my life back.
Matt Malmberg