Jarrod R. Portwood


Jarrod Portwood is a litigator with experience in the courts of central, western, and eastern Kentucky.  His practice focuses in the areas of insurance defense and domestic relations law.  He has experience handling all phases of civil litigation and administrative proceedings, including trial experience and substantive hearings.  In the domestic relations area, he has represented clients dealing with divorce, time-sharing, child custody, child support, adoptions, and enforcement and modification of divorce or custody decrees.  

Prior to joining the firm, Jarrod worked in a Hazard, Kentucky, law firm primarily in the areas of domestic relations, personal injury, and estate planning. From 2015 to 2018, Jarrod worked at a Pikeville, Kentucky, law firm litigating Federal black lung and state workers’ compensation claims for workplace insurers.

Jarrod graduated from Morehead State University in 2010 with a degree in Legal Studies. In 2016, Jarrod graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. During law school, Jarrod was a member of the Appalachian Law Caucus and interned with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. Jarrod also participated in a semester-long research cooperative with a fellow law student from Harvard Law School and the Kentucky Public Services Commission.

In his spare time, Jarrod enjoys spending time with his wife, Lawren, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats and Philadelphia Flyers, and woodworking.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Family Law
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