Practice Areas: Bard represents clients who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits due to an illness or injury that makes it hard or impossible for them to work. He also protects the rights of clients in personal injury, family law and criminal/DUI cases.
Education: In 1983, Bard graduated from Murray State University (Murray, KY), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 1986, he graduated from Salmon P. Chase School of Law (Covington, KY), where he earned a Juris Doctor Degree.
Court Admissions and Bar Memberships: Bard is admitted to practice law in all Kentucky State Courts and the United States Federal District Court. He is a member of the McCracken County Bar Association and the Kentucky State Bar.
Former Prosecutor and Judge: Bard’s extensive legal experience includes serving as a Public Advocate -- 3 years as a Criminal Prosecutor -- and 6 years as a District Judge.
Hobbies: For six years, Bard has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an apprentice instructor at the Three Rivers Academy, where you can see his photo on the instructor page.
Family: Bard has a son and a daughter. He is married to Amy Crenshaw Brian and they reside in Paducah.
“Bard returns our phone calls, even on weekends -- and he’s very accessible."
"Bard is wonderful. He’s very pleasant to talk to and easy to be around. We love working with him. Bard returns our phone calls right away, even on weekends. And he’s always accessible, any time we need him. Bard sent us papers, which we received on a Saturday. He gave us his cell number, so we called and spoke with him that same day. He calmed our fears so we could have a good weekend. It made such a big difference. Bard really took an interest in our case. We were not just a number to him. This made us feel good. Bard is such a terrific guy, we tell everybody about him.”
"Bard understood my situation and really did help me. I liked the way Bard treated me. I went to Bard to get my disability payments. He talked to me and understood everything I was going through. Bard understood my situation and really did help me. After I went to see the judge, I told Bard I really did appreciate him and would recommend him to anyone!”
"Bard’s a straight-up guy, does it by the book, and gets great results. I worked for the sheriff’s department for years and I’ve known Bard a long time. He’s an excellent attorney and he’s really up on the law. Bard’s a straight-up guy and does it by the book, the way it should be done. That’s why he gets such great results. I was very pleased with Bard and highly recommend him. I’ll be glad to be a reference for Bard so please list my phone number."