Bell, Hess & Van Zant, PLC

Bell, Hess and Van Zant, PLC, is an AV-rated, law firm located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Our attorneys have been named to “Kentucky’s Legal Leaders – Top Rated Lawyers” for several years running.  They are trusted, diligent, seasoned and reliable.  Our attorneys have over a half century of combined legal experience.

Our law firm places a high value on our client relationships.  We realize that law intersects with life, and we strive to help our clients attain their goals and resolve conflict.  Our personal integrity, our professionalism, and our Christian ethics are of paramount importance to us.

We seek to communicate in an open and honest fashion with other attorneys, with judges, and with our clients.  Simply put, we endeavor to tell the truth.  In the words of Abraham Lincoln:  “Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer”.

At BHV, we have passion for what we do.  We view the law as a calling.  We enjoy our life’s work.  We work hard.  We strive to be efficient and responsive to our clients’ needs.  We provide practical, common sense advice.  We seek to offer reasonble solutions to what are often difficult and emotionally taxing issues.  We pursue expedient justice and prompt resolution to our clients’ legal problems, if possible.  Our law firm endeavors to provide the highest-caliber legal services available, and at rates that are fair and reasonable.

Our attorneys handle both routine and complex matters covering a wide array of legal issues, in both state and federal court, and throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  We have experience and expertise in the following areas:  banking and finance law; insurance defense litigation; residential and commercial real estate transactions; civil litigation; planning, zoning, development and land use; municipal liability; business litigation; commercial and creditor collections; construction claims; products liability; premises liability; claims against municipalities and governments; personal injury; malpractice defense; civil rights claims; employment law; wills, trusts, and estate planning; and business formation.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your legal needs.