Daniel M. Alvarez

Jefferson District Court

Daniel M. "Danny" Alvarez
Division 9


Danny Alvarez is the proud husband to his wife, Therese, and father to his three beautiful children, Gabby, Ben and Bela.  He is an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Parrish in Butchertown. He was born to immigrant parents from Bogota, Colombia and speaks Spanish fluently. He is a graduate of St. Francis High School and attended the University of Louisville as an undergraduate and graduated from the Brandeis School of Law in 2000.  With almost 20 years of experience, he began his career as a Public Defender zealously representing indigent clients. There, he honed his skills as a fierce advocate and lived by the motto "Best Legal Representation Money Can't Buy."

In 2003, he launched his own law firm and has handled cases in all divisions of Jefferson District and Circuit Courts.  He has handled appellate cases and has practiced in many counties across the Commonwealth handling cases as small as traffic tickets to representing capital clients in both state and federal jurisdictions. He has also handled civil and immigration matters. He has won several awards including the Louisville Bar Association's Young Lawyer Award, dedicated to noted Louisville trial attorney Frank E. Haddad, Jr. and given in recognition to one who has "garnered the respect and admiration of both the judiciary and their colleagues." He has also garnered respect from his peers by being including in Louisville Magazine's selection of "Top Lawyers 2013, 2014 and 2016".

This year, he has again received the Citizens for Better Judges nomination which goes to the candidate who meets the high standards and demanding criteria established for endorsement by the group which is comprised of highly esteemed members and lawyers of the community. He has received the highest ratings by the Louisville Bar Association Poll by his peers. He has also been endorsed by CFAIR (Fairness) Teamsters Local 89, IBEW Local 369, CWA Local 3310, IUE-CWA 83761, State Representatives Mary Lou Marzian and Joni Jenkins. He is currently on the board of the Louisville Bar Foundation, Louisville Bar Association, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association. Currently, he is running to be the first Latino judge elected to the bench in Kentucky.

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