Focusing on criminal matters, Mr. Carman is admitted to practice law in all Courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the American, Kentucky, and Fayette County Bar Associations.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Carman served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman, United States District Courts for the Eastern (Chief Judge) and Western Districts of Kentucky. Prior to the clerkship, he served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps. As a Captain, he served as a criminal defense attorney, where he defended those charged with rape, possession and distribution of drugs, possession of child pornography, larceny, hazing, obstruction of justice, and many other crimes. Mr. Carman also worked as a prosecutor, as well as a legal assistance attorney, during which time he assisted hundreds of clients with their problems in areas of domestic relations, consumer fraud, collections, landlord-tenant matters, and estate planning.
During his tenure in the Marine Corps, Mr. Carman served as in-house counsel for an infantry battalion — 1st Battalion, 2d Marines — with whom he deployed to the Anbar and Ninevah Provinces, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Mr. Carman graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2005, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, achieved the distinction of “Best Brief” in his writing club, served as President of the College of Law’s Chapter of Federalist Society, and worked at a Lexington law firm. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Davidson College in 2001 with a Major in Political Science, and served as Vice-President of the Kappa Alpha Order and Captain of the College’s Division I wrestling team. Over time, Mr. Carman has held jobs as diverse as sea kayak guide, ranch hand, and English teacher in Budapest, Hungary.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky Mr. Carman graduated from Henry Clay High School. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, fishing, making music, and following University of Kentucky athletics.
Lexington and Northern Kentucky criminal defense attorney Terry Towles served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years. During his law enforcement career, he worked in a multi-jurisdictional narcotics unit, where he participated in hundreds of narcotics operations including controlled drug transactions at the state and federal level. Additionally, Terry was assigned specifically to investigate individuals accused of doctor shopping and other prescription drug forgery offenses.
During his law enforcement career, Terry participated in the arrest of hundreds of individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has held certifications in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Testing, and as a Breath Test Operator. His performance in detecting those driving under the influence earned him awards from the Governor of Kentucky on more than one occasion.
Terry’s unique experience and insight into police procedures and police conduct provides him an additional avenue to effectively serve his clients’ needs.
Terry received his Juris Doctorate from Chase College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from Northern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Academy Class #212.
Terry, who was born in Lexington and a graduate of Henry Clay High School, has returned to the Lexington area, where two of his four children attend the University of Kentucky. His daughter, Rebekah Towles, is a junior; his son, Patrick Towles, is a freshman and member of the University of Kentucky football team.
Franklin Church Paisley
Mr. Paisley began his legal career as a Staff Attorney for Judge Ernesto Scorsone with the Seventh Division of the Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, Kentucky. After two years with Judge Scorsone, Mr. Paisley began the private practice of law, in which he focuses primarily on criminal defense.
Mr. Paisley has substantial experience representing clients charged with a wide variety of criminal charges, including assault, drug possession, drug trafficking, theft, robbery, driving under the influence, and many other offenses. Mr. Paisley also has experience helping clients with matters ranging from civil defense litigation to child custody issues.
Mr. Paisley graduated form the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2008. During law school he was elected as a Senator to the Student Bar Association, was a member of the Charleston Law Real Estate Organization, and twice advanced to the final round of the Moot Court Competition. Mr. Paisley received his Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University in 2004 with a Double Major in Economics and Business Management.
Mr. Paisley is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Henry Clay High School, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church. His interests include horse racing, fly-fishing, and spending time with family and friends.