Kentucky Bankruptcy Attorneys

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Our Team

History

The Noah R. Friend Law Firm, PLLC opened its doors in 2010.

 

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Attorneys

 
 
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FOUNDING Partner

Noah R. Friend

After attending the University of Kentucky for undergraduate and law school, Noah served for three years as a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins in Ashland and Pikeville. After completing his clerkship, Noah opened a private practice, with emphasis in the areas of bankruptcy, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), appeals, and federal criminal defense. In 2016, he took a role working with Kentucky State Government in Frankfort, and continues to serve the Firm on a part-time basis.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
B.A., History, 2004

Recent Activities & Affiliations

  • Federalist Society (2005-present)

  • St. Leo Catholic School, School Board (2019-present)

  • Woodford County Youth Soccer Association, Coach (2018-present)

  • St. Francis Catholic Church (Pikeville), Parish Council (2015-16)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2010

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2010

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Crystal Friend

Originally from Florida, Crystal attending Rutgers University in New Jersey. She moved to Kentucky, and worked for a major national bank. After moving to Pikeville, she attended the Appalachian School of Law, where she was a member of the Natural Resources Law Journal. Upon graduating law school, she clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins in Pikeville. Since 2015, she has been a partner with the Firm.

 

Education

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2013

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Environmental Policy & Middle Eastern Studies, 2004

Activities & Affiliations

• Federalist Society (2011 - present)
• Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, 2011-13

Bar Admissions

• Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2013
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2013

 
 

 
 
 
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ASSOCIATE

Toney Robinette

Phillip “Toney” Robinette graduated with honors from Transylvania University and received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law with membership in the Order of the Coif. He began practice as a federal clerk with the Hon. Danny C. Reeves in the Eastern District of Kentucky. In 2014, he returned to his hometown of Pikeville to join the East Kentucky Law Group where he focused on insurance defense and healthcare law. Toney joined the Noah R. Friend Law Firm in 2018. Toney’s first mentor in the law was his mother, attorney Pam May. In his down time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking and board games.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2013
• Order of the Coif
• CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Tax Law, Property Law, Contracts
• Kentucky Journal of Agriculture, Equine and Natural Resource Law, Staff Editor

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
B.S., Psychology and Anthropology, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

• Pikeville Farmer’s Market, Board Member
• Progress Pike, Member
• All Access EKY, Steering Committee Member

Bar Admissions

• Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2013
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2014