Helmers + Associates

At Helmers+Associates we took 20 years of legal practice experience and combined it with a pitbull’s dedication to our clients and a legal geek’s obsession with the law. The legal community then added repeated accolades on the list of Louisville’s Best Attorneys. The result is the fearless, innovative, well-respected legal representation we provide at Helmers+Associates.

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John Helmers opened Helmers+Associates in 2015 to provide an alternative to the traditional firm. We use the latest advancements in legal technology to serve our clients with ease and efficiency. Our superb staff is dedicated to being present for you, and our primary objective is to give you the very best representation for your money. We are patently against the idea of spending a dollar to fight over a dime. At Helmers+Associates, our priority is identifying and pursuing results on the issues that really matter, whether it be your children or your financial security.

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Our Practice Areas

family law

family law

Family Court can be a very frightening place. Here’s how we will put your mind at ease.

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

John Helmers’s face isn’t on a bus. He will give you the personal attention you need during this difficult time.

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Our Team

Though he is an avid cook and an obsessive sports lover, John Helmers is really a lawyer 24/7. Havi...

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John Helmers

Attorney

Corey grew up in Louisville and is a graduate of duPont Manual High School. He then attended the Uni...

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Corey Shiffman

Attorney

Ja'Nae D. Martin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and alumnus of Louisville Central High School...

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Ja'Nae Martin

Paralegal/Office Manager

John Helmers

Attorney

Though he is an avid cook and an obsessive sports lover, John Helmers is really a lawyer 24/7. Having grown up in a dynamic family of lawyers from Owensboro, Kentucky, John has the sacred nature of the attorney-client relationship in his blood. He carried his love for both books and people with him through his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where he was awarded an academic scholarship and obtained a degree in History. Law School at the University of Kentucky brought him back to his beloved home state, where he was elected Vice President of the Student Bar Association and served as Chairman of the Honor Council.

After his start in the Jefferson County Public Defender’s office, John went on to establish a thriving private practice in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense. Undeterred by complex challenges, he has developed a significant appellate practice and has appeared numerous times before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court. Ten of his cases have been published as controlling law in the Commonwealth on a wide variety of subjects including paternity, fraud, high income child support, grandparent’s rights, and punitive damages. John is admitted to practice before all Kentucky Courts and the Federal Courts in the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky and in the Southern District of Indiana. John’s long-term relationships with families in the community and his passion for the law are his driving forces. For him, a telephone call from the grandchild of a previous client seeking legal counsel is greeted with reverence as among the greatest of privileges.

Corey Shiffman

Attorney

Corey grew up in Louisville and is a graduate of duPont Manual High School. He then attended the University of Kentucky and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. He is a recent graduate of the UofL Brandeis School of Law and is admitted to practice in all state courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is also a qualified mediator for divorce and custody disputes through his training at Just Solutions in Louisville. He has already completed several successful mediations and enjoys the process of helping two or more parties come to agreement under very emotional circumstances.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he spent a number of years gaining experience in the fields of entertainment, insurance, residential and commercial real estate, media, and consulting. While in law school, he won numerous awards and recognition for oral argument, participated on the Arbitration and National Trial moot court teams, and was a Member of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court. He also was a student-attorney with the UofL Ackerson Law Clinic representing victims of domestic violence in Jefferson Family Circuit Court. When time permits, he enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, college basketball, and, above all, spending time with his daughter doing all things Harry Potter.

Ja'Nae Martin

Paralegal/Office Manager

Ja'Nae D. Martin is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and alumnus of Louisville Central High School and the University of Louisville.  While at UofL, Ja'Nae served as President of the Thurgood Marshall Pre Law Society, and was selected to attend the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ Annual Conference as a Student Panelist in 2006.  As a college senior, Ms. Martin served as an intern for the Kentucky Legislative Branch and volunteered for the National Democratic Campaign Committee.  Ms. Martin obtained a bachelors degree in Political Science with a minor in Pan African Studies.

Ja'Nae is very active in Girl Scouts and served as a National Delegate for Kentucky during the 2014 National Scouts Convention.  She is Troop Leader for one of the Largest Troops in West Louisville.

Ja'Nae is the proud mother of two children, Amari, age 14, and an infant son, Carter.

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