Bryan Daniel Gatewood

Attorney & Counsellor at Law


Johnson & Gatewood, P.S.C.
February 2001-Present

  • Attorney in firm practicing in the areas of family law-including custody actions, divorce, adoptions, and child support; small business law; civil litigation; estate planning; probate; and debtor/creditor law.
  • Guided practice through restructuring after death of law partner Walton B. Johnson.
    Manages all aspects of firm including finance/billing, staffing, marketing, and technology.
  • Serves as Managing Partner/co-Owner of 231 South Fifth, LLC which operates the historic downtown Louisville commercial property where my practice and several retail and professional tenants are located.

Judicial Candidate

Jefferson Family Court, 2014

  • Retired Judge Stephen Mershon
  • Retired Judge Richard Fitzgerald
  • Citizens for Better Judges
  • Better Schools Kentucky (Jefferson County Public Schools)

Recent Presentations


  • February, 2014
    Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission Annual Race Relations Conference
    Invited speaker on representation of claimants in discrimination claims.
  • February, 2014
    Brandeis School of Law

    Invited Speaker on issues related to representing gay and lesbian couples in family law.
  • June, 2012
    Kentucky Bar Association
    Annual Convention
    Invited Speaker on issues of gay and lesbian family law.

Certifications Bar Admissions


  • Mediator Certification
    March, 2005
  • Kentucky Bar Admission
    October 1997
  • Federal District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    May 2003
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Kentucky
    December 1997

Past Experience


Jefferson Family Court | Children’s Guardian Ad Litem
October 1999-October 2013

  • Appointed by Family Court to represent abused and neglected children in dependency actions.  Representation included dependency actions, termination of parental rights and adoption.
  • Interviewed and counseled juvenile victims of abuse, ensuring their best interests were represented before the court.


Voyles, Johnson & Gatewood | P.S.C.  Member
October 1999-February 2001 

  • Member of estate planning and probate firm; served as Guardian Ad Litem attorney, small business, practiced debtor/creditor and family law.


Bryan D. Gatewood Attorney at Law | Solo Practitioner
November 1997-October 1999

  • Practiced in the areas of small business, debtor/creditor law, estate planning, family law, including serving as a Parent’s Guardian Ad Litem in the Jefferson Family Court



J.D., University of Louisville
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
May 1997

Master of Business Administration 
University of Louisville
May 1997

Bachelor of Arts in History
Business Administration 
Bellarmine University
May 1994


Community Leadership

Kentucky Youth Law Project
Board Member | October, 2014-Present

Victoria Place Condominiums, Inc.     
President | January 2006 - January 2014
President | January 2001 - January 2003
Treasurer | January 2000 - January 2001

Voices of Kentuckiana, Inc.
President | November 2000 - August 2005
Secretary | September 1995 - August 1998