Justin Keown


Ohio County Attorney: Justin Keown

Justin S. Keown is a native of Ohio County and was elected to serve his community as Ohio County Attorney in 2015.  Justin graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics in 1999.  He then attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law and received his juris doctorate in 2003.

Justin desired to return home to Ohio County and began his law practice with the law firm of Conway & Keown, PSC in Hartford, Kentucky.  He has a diverse practice representing individuals who have suffered a workers compensation or personal injury, social security disability appeal, handling estates for numerous families, real estate issues and preparing wills and trusts.  In addition, Justin has represented, during his career, municipalities including the cities of Beaver Dam and McHenry, various businesses, organizations and a local bank.

Justin is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Ohio County Bar Association, Kentucky Justice Association, Kentucky Bankers Association, Kentucky County Attorneys Association, National District Attorneys Association, American Land Title Association, Ohio County Chamber of Commerce and the Municipal Attorneys Association of Kentucky.  He was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in October, 2003 and has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in both the Western and Eastern District of Kentucky.

In returning home, Justin served as the Ohio County Bar President from 2004 to 2009 and was a past President of the Ohio County Football Boosters.  He has been a board member of the Ohio County Wellness Center and a volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  Justin also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cliff Hagan Ohio County Boys and Girls Club.  In 2019, Justin, along with OCEDA, established the Ohio County Community Corrections Board.  Justin has been active in coaching various youth teams in both soccer and softball.

Most importantly, Justin is a devoted husband to his wife, Whitney Whitehead Keown, the proud father of two children, Macie and Brylie and a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

As a prosecutor and adviser to the Ohio County Fiscal Court, Justin seeks to treat citizens with respect and fairness while helping Ohio County grow as a safe and wonderful community.