Corey Nichols

Corey Nichols


Corey Nichols

Corey Nichols



Let’s be honest, by the time you Google “divorce lawyer Lexington” or “child custody
Kentucky,” you’ve already been through the ringer. Corey has spent the last seven years handling divorces, custody matters, adoptions, and child support cases throughout central Kentucky, and he works diligently to ensure that he is part of his clients’ solution, and not part of their problem.

Corey was raised in Frankfort, where he currently lives with his wife, Mary, and two kids.
He graduated from the University of Charleston, WV, with a degree in English Education, and spent his first few post-grad years teaching AP Literature. He got his Juris Doctorate in 2014 from the University of Kentucky David J. Rosenberg College of Law. When not in the law library, he channeled his passion for Kentucky sports by writing for Kentucky Sports Radio. Between basketball and football season, he clerked for multi-state litigation firm Steptoe & Johnson, and right after graduation, he worked as a finance director for Jack Conway’s campaign for governor in 2015.

Corey started his law practice in Frankfort later that year, where he mostly handled domestic and criminal litigation for Michael Hawkins & Associates. That general practice quickly sharpened into a focus on family law matters, and he became the firm’s exclusive family law practitioner. In 2021, he took that family law practice to Apollo Law Office, where he continued to represent clients in Fayette, Franklin, Woodford, Scott, and surrounding counties. He now operates in Barrow Brown Carrington’s Lexington office, where he puts his years of domestic litigation experience to good use in the town he considers home.

With his many years of experience, Corey is comfortable resolving any case in whatever way will best suit his clients’ needs. Whether it’s through mediation, negotiation, or litigation, he will always give insightful and candid counsel on how to help establish and achieve smart and specific goals for his clients, while keeping the same goal for himself: to keep his clients uplifted and secure, knowing that even though things are changing, it doesn’t mean they can’t figure out a new path forward.

After hours and on the weekends, you can find Corey with his son and step-daughter going to the dog park with their collie mix, Roxanne, or shopping for comic books. If they’re lucky enough to find a babysitter, Corey and Mary occupy themselves trying to find their next favorite Lexington restaurant.


Frankfurt’s Top Young Professionals Under 40, FRANK Magazine, November 2021




Fayette County Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association
– President, 2019-2021


BA – University of Charleston
JD – University of Kentucky 

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