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William R. Noelker

William R. Noelker
William R. Noelker

In 2005 William R. Noelker was accepted as a 2006 law student at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Northern Kentucky. While a student, he had the honor of being named to the Dean's List for Academic excellence on numerous occasions. He also gained valuable operational experience by participating in several legal externships including positions as: a law clerk for the Hon. Phil Taliaferro, a well known and highly successful litigation attorney in Northern Kentucky; a law clerk for the Hon. Margret Levi, the Chief Counsel of Ephraim McDowell Hospital located in Danville, Kentucky; a law clerk for the Hon. Richard Bottoms, Commonwealth Attorney for the 50th Judicial Circuit in Danville, Kentucky; a Legal Intern for David Singleton, Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. In every one of these positions Bill gained valuable experience practicing many different types of law under the supervision of well regarded, professional and ethical attorneys.

Bill is a former U.S. Navy Fighter Pilot whose commitment to defending the rights and freedoms of others carries on in his legal practice today. Bill was awarded the coveted "Wings of Gold" in 1989 and became qualified in the Navy's premiere fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet, in 1990. That same year, Bill was assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron Eighty One, the Sunliners, and flew numerous combat missions from the deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Bill enjoyed a successful career in both the active and reserve Navy eventually being promoted to Commander. Bill has earned numerous awards and citations including the Air Medal for service in combat, the Navy Commendation Medal with combat V for valor in combat, the Navy Achievement Medal and numerous unit and campaign ribbons. After the devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Bill volunteered to return to active duty and was assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland Maryland. While there he served as an aviation consultant and contributed to the production of aviation intelligence for the Global War on Terror and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his service.

Following his active duty Navy career in 1996, Bill was hired by United Airlines as a commercial pilot. He served as a First Officer on the Boeing 737-300/500 and the Boeing 747-400 and as Captain on the Airbus A-319/320 before leaving in 2005. He also worked as a Check Airman for United Airlines on the Boeing 747-400 and is type rated in the Boeing 747-400 as well as the Airbus A-319/320.

Bill has amassed over 20 years of military and commercial flying experience. He has flown in combat, off of carriers and in all possible weather conditions. He has operated in many regions of the world and understands the complexity of the international aviation system. Simply put, Bill is uniquely equipped to understand, manage and resolve any aviation related legal matter.

Bill graduated with honors from Chase in May of 2010 with a Juris Doctorate and passed the Kentucky BAR exam in October of 2010. His primary practice areas are personal injury, products liability, bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, probate and family law.

In addition to his private practice, Bill also serves as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Boyle and Mercer Counties.

Matthew R. Walter

Matthew R. Walter
Matthew R. Walter

Matthew R. Walter is a partner at Helton, Walter and Associates, and he has practiced law in Central Kentucky for the past 13 years. Matt’s practice is focused on family law; criminal defense; probate/estate; real estate; personal injury; and civil litigation.

Matt is a graduate of Danville High School, Presbyterian College, and the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 2003-2004, Matt served as Staff Attorney for Honorable D. Bruce Petrie, Family Court Judge for the 50th Judicial Circuit. Matt has successfully argued cases in many Kentucky counties, and is skilled in the intricacies of appellate law.

As a Danville native, Matt represents Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank, the Danville Country Club, and many other local entities and individuals. Matt, his wife, Audrey, and their three children reside in Danville and are actively involved in numerous civic and charitable activities.

Education

  • J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law, 2003
  • B.A. Presbyterian College, 2000

Ephraim W. Helton

Ephraim W. Helton
Ephraim W. Helton

Ephraim W. Heltonis a partner with Helton, Walter & Associates. Eph has been practicing law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the past 34 years, with extensive experience inpersonal injury, criminal and domestic litigation. Eph has provided legal representation throughout Central and Southern Kentucky, along with successfully presenting arguments before the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Supreme Court. Additionally, Eph has served as legal counsel for the Anguilla Tennis Academy, where he has negotiated leases on behalf of the Academy involving “Crown Land” owned by the Queen of England.

In the past several years, Eph has litigated significant personal injury cases against Western Kentucky Gas Company involving an explosion of a residence, along with representing the estate of one of the passengers on Comair Flight 5191, which crashed in Lexington, Kentucky, on August 27, 2006. Eph has successfully represented a far-reaching variety of clients who have been charged with serious criminal offenses consisting of murder, manslaughter first degree, reckless homicide and assault first degree. Respectful of his clients’ desire for cost control and effective risk management, Eph has also far-reaching experience in preventative lawyering, mediation and conflict resolution. He was selected to be included in the upcoming Top Attorneys of North America 2016 edition of The Who’s Who Top Professionals.

Ephraim Helton has successfully represented a far reaching variety of clients who have been charged with serious criminal offenses consisting of murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide, and assault. Recently, he obtained a not-guilty verdict in a manslaughter 2nd trial and a directed verdict in a rape 1st trial.

Education

  • J.D. University of Dayton School of Law, Cum Laude, 1982
  • B.A. Rollins College, 1977