Helmers + Associates

At Helmers+Associates, we took over 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 H. Helmers, Jr.

Attorney

Ja'Nae is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and an alumna of Louisville Central High School and the...

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Ja'Nae D. Martin

Paralegal/Office Manager

John H. Helmers, Jr.

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. Twelve 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 the reverence due such a privilege. Known by many as "Hal," John is married and is endlessly proud of his two sons, two step-daughters, and two dogs.

Ja'Nae D. Martin

Paralegal/Office Manager

Ja'Nae is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and an alumna 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. She was selected to attend the National Conference of Black Political Scientists as a Student Panelist in 2006. As a college senior, Ja'Nae served as an intern for the Kentucky Legislative Branch and volunteered for the National Democratic Campaign Committee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Pan-African Studies.

Ja'Nae has been very active in Girl Scouts and was a National Delegate representing Kentucky during the 2014 National Scouts Convention. She served as Troop Leader for one of the Largest Troops in West Louisville for over 10 years. She is an active member of the local chapter of the American Association of Legal Assistants, serving at different times in various roles, including that of President from 2020 until the present.

Ja'Nae is the proud mother of two children, Amari, a student at Spelman College, and Carter, who attends Louisville's West End School. Ja'Nae Martin has been working with John Helmers for over 20 years, and he is a better lawyer for it.

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