Valerie J. Himes grew up in Harlan County, Kentucky and graduated from Cumberland High School as Valedictorian of her class. She obtained a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky, graduating Summa cum laude with department honors. In 2000, she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, in the top 15% of her class. Valerie was an associate editor for the Kentucky Law Journal during law school.

Valerie’s practice focuses on:
  • Estate Planning (including Wills, Powers of Attorney & Trusts)
  • Probate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate (Closings, Mortgage Loan Closings, Preparation of Deeds, Leases, Purchase Contracts and Land Contracts)
  • Adoptions (Valerie has a special place in her heart for adoptions, as she and her husband are adoptive parents themselves)
  • Business Entity Formation & Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Evictions
  • Health Care Law
  • Uncontested divorce

Valerie worked as staff attorney for the Madison and Clark County Circuit Judges. Valerie served on the City of Richmond Board of Adjustments for several years. Valerie is an adjunct faculty college professor at Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Business teaching business law since 2003; and she has taught real estate law in the EKU paralegal program.

Valerie is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Madison County Bar Association, where she served as President in 2011-2012. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court.

Valerie is married to Ray Himes, a Berea, Madison County native and they have 3 children, Mason, Maria Jade and Max. Valerie enjoys running and participating in local races, hiking, and being involved in her children’s activities including basketball, baseball, football, guitar and piano.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
  • University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 1996


  • Kentucky, 2000
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000

Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Madison County Bar Association (President, 2011-2012)
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Our Office

  • Richmond Office


    450 Big Hill Avenue
    Richmond, Kentucky 40475, United States of America

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