About Alex Dathorne

Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Dathorne also served as the Chief narcotics prosecutor (Drug Czar) at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Louisville. He supervised multiple attorneys and staff.

Mr. Dathorne also prosecuted many of Louisville's high profile violent crime cases. Prior to relocating to Louisville, Mr. Dathorne was a prosecutor in Lexington, Kentucky. Aside from significant criminal litigation experience both as a criminal defense lawyer and as a prosecutor, Alex Dathorne is also an adjunct professor at Brandeis Law School (University of Louisville) where he periodically teaches trial skills and criminal procedure. As a prosecutor, Mr. Dathorne was an adjunct faculty member at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina where he taught trial skills to prosecutors from throughout the United States.


Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Jefferson County / Narcotics Chief (Drug Czar)

As an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney and Chief of Narcotics, Alex obtained significant trial experience. Aside from prosecuting nearly all of the Louisville's major drug cases, Alex also handled numerous violent crime cases. Alex drafted the Commonwealth Attorney's Office's guidelines for drug prosecutions.

Assistant County Attorney in Fayette County

As an Assistant County Attorney, Alex prosecuted and tried numerous criminal cases in Lexington, Kentucky. Among the many cases he prosecuted were numerous DUI cases, drug cases and domestic violence cases.


University of Kentucky Law School, J.D. (1993)

University of Kentucky, B.A. (1990)
University of Miami

Adjunct faculty, University of Louisville School of Law (Brandeis)
  • -Alex periodically teaches trial skills and criminal procedure to law students
Adjunct faculty (former), National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina
  • -Alex taught trial advocacy to prosecutors from every jurisdiction in the United States
Adjunct Instructor (former), Louisville Metro Police Training Academy
  • -Alex taught criminal law to Louisville Metro Police Recruits

Experience Counts

United States District Court
  • Medicaid Fraud Defense
  • Medicare Fraud Defense
  • Wire Fraud Defense
  • Mail Fraud Defense
  • Structuring Defense
  • Identity Theft Defense
  • Firearm Offenses Defense
  • Child Pornography Defense
  • Drug Trafficking Defense
  • Wiretap Experience
Kentucky District & Circuit Court and Indiana Superior & Circuit Court
  • Murder Defense
  • Assault Defense
  • Robbery Defense
  • Drug Trafficking Defense
  • White Collar Fraud Defense
  • Theft Defense
  • Sexual Offenses Defense
  • Firearms Offenses Defense