Rhonda W Huddleston

Rhonda W Huddleston

Of Counsel, Berkley Oliver
Shelbyville, Kentucky
27 years of my professional life were spent in the private practice of law.  My part of the practice consisted of elder law - wills, trusts, probate, medicaid asset protection planning - real property, formation and counsel for corporations and limited liability companies, banking, and legal counsel for special districts.  In addition to private practice, I served as Gallatin County Clerk, worked in-house for a small bank as senior lender and president leaving to join the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions as Deputy Commissioner, and was General Counsel for Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville, Kentucky for 6 1/2 years.  I joined the law firm of Berkley & Oliver in July, 2018 as "of counsel" to focus on elder law.  I think of my problem solving skills and desire to help others as strengths that are particularly helpful when assisting my clients to plan for their futures.  And, by virtue of the phase of life in which I find myself, there is a foundation of experience, both professional and personal, that I think enhances what I bring to my clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law - wills, trusts, probate, medicaid asset protection planning
  • Business Formation and Counsel
  • Real property
  • Banking & Finance

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1978


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1977
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science and American History

Representative Clients

  • Farmers State Bank
  • Gallatin County Historical Society
  • Gallatin County Water District

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • KBA, 1978 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Chief Judge, E.D. of Kentucky, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Kentucky IOLTA Fund, 2010 - 2013


  • Phi Alpha Theta