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Ms. Doheny is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics. Inclusion into the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers. Laurel Doheny chosen to be recognized in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in American in the practice area of Family law. She is commended for being recognized by her peers since 2006.  Additionally, she had been recognized in this exclusive selection by her peers for more than 10 years of as one best in her specialty.  She has been selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers List as one of the TOP 25 Female Attorneys.

Practice areas


  • Kentucky, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1993


  • University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • University of Louisville, B.A., 1989

Associations and memberships

  • Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
  • Louisville Bar Association (President, 2010; President-Elect, 2009; Vice-President/Treasurer, April 2008-December 2008; Secretary of Board, January-March 2008; Board Member, 2005-2008; Former Chair, Family Law Section; Member, 1992)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member, 1992)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow (2008)

Hobbies and interests

  • Legal Aid Society, Board Member, Officer, and Volunteer (1995-Present)
  • Louisville Bar Association Santa’s Court Toy Drive volunteer (1995-2009)
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic volunteer (2008-2009)
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court (2002-2003)
  • Focus Louisville member (2000)
  • Journal of Family Law (1991-1992)
  • Brandeis Society (1990-1992)
  • Psi Chi Psychology Honorary Society (1987-1989)

Biographical details

  • 2020 Inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected to the Kentucky Super Lawyers 2019
  • Recognized by peers as a 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Family Law in Louisville.
  • Selected to the 2018 Top Women Kentucky Super Lawyers List
  • Selected to the 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers List
  • Selected for KY Super Lawyers List 2010-2019
  • Name A Best Lawyer – Brasserier Provence 2015 in Louisville Magazine
  • Selected for KY Super Lawyers List 2015
  • The Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky Recognition in 2014 and prior years
  • Selected for 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • Selected to the 2013-2014 Kentucky Super Lawyers top list
  • Selected for inclusion to 2012 Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion Best Lawyers Family Law (2009-2013)
  • Presenter at Kentucky Bar Association Annual CLE Program (2013)
  • Kentucky Bar Association Convention Planning Committee (2012)
  • Selected for inclusion into 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Woman Lawyers – exclusively for women attorneys – (2013)
  • Selected for inclusion as Best Lawyers in Kentucky Family Law (2012)
  • Chosen for American’s Most Honored Professionals (2011)
  • 2012 AV Preeminent Rating
  • Selected to the Top 25 Woman Attorneys in Kentucky in Kentucky Monthly (2011)
  • Selected to 2011 Top Lawyers as featured in Louisville Magazine!
  • Distinguished Alumna Award, Brandeis School of Law (2011)
  • Member, Citizens for Better Judges (2012-2015)
  • Distinguished Alumna Award, Brandeis School of Law, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Top 25 Women Kentucky, 2010
  • Chair, Family Law Section, Louisville Bar Association, 1998
  • Member: Pro Bono Consortium, 2006-2010
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society
  • American Inns of Court
  • Kentucky Collaborative Family Law Network Member, 2002
  • Board Member and Former Chair, Legal Aid Society, 1999
  • Named as the Louisville Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2007-2011
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2006-2007
  • Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner of Year Award, Louisville Bar Association, 2003
  • Family Court Constitutional Amendment Committee, Co-Chair, 2002
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Outstanding Member award, 1992
  • Top Lawyer In Louisville Magazine’s March 2014 issue

Straw-Boone Doheny Banks & Mudd, PLLC serves clients in Louisville and Indiana.