Bryan Gatewood

Jefferson Family Court

Brian Gatewood
Division 4


Bryan Gatewood has practiced family law for nearly twenty-one years, maintaining a private practice where he has represented clients in all types of family court cases—child support, divorce, custody, domestic violence, and adoptions.  His appellate experience includes arguing custody issues before the Kentucky Supreme Court and Kentucky Court of Appeals, and a recent landmark Kentucky Supreme Court published case (Pettingill v. Pettingill, 480 S.W.3d 920 (2015)), where he partnered with the Mary Byron Project to establish the right of Family Court Judges to utilize judicial knowledge in domestic violence cases.  Pettingill was discussed nationally in the June/July 2016 edition of Domestic Violence Report.

Bryan has worked in Family Court for eighteen (18) years, representing abused and neglected children as a guardian ad litem, and presently works in the Jefferson Family Court, division 3, in that capacity.  This work includes abuse and neglect cases, representation of children in termination of parental rights cases, and in adoptions.  He previously worked for two years as a parent’s attorney representing parents accused of abuse or neglect of their child.  This representation included abuse and neglect cases, as well as terminations of parental rights.

Bryan is a graduate of Bellarmine University where he majored in history and business administration, and of the University of Louisville, where he earned both his Juris Doctor and his Master of Business Administration degrees.  He is most proud of his accomplishments as the adoptive father of three beautiful children, Ian, Camille, and Caroline.

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