Alan has had the privilege of servicing his clients in the practice of law in Kentucky and Indiana, since his return to Louisville after three years in the Marine Corps. Alan has an Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University, where he had a Double Major in Philosophy and History. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, College of Law in 1967, Alan served in U.S. Marine Corps as the Chief Prosecutor and then as the Chief Defense Counsel for the Third Marine Division. Upon completion of his military service he returned to Louisville and began practicing in the fall of 1970, as a solo practitioner. He is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Indiana and is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in both states and the United States Supreme Court.
While he has had extensive experience in many areas of general practice, the primary areas of law in which he has worked have been in litigation of Personal Injury cases, including wrongful death cases, Domestic Relations, and Criminal Defense cases. He has also assisted clients by preparing their Wills and filing for Probate of Estates.
In 2008, he and Elizabeth Coleman formed the firm of Coleman, Roles & Associates, PLLC; after Mrs. Coleman left the firm, he was joined by Christopher J. Hoerter and William Aaron Kemper to serve the firm’s clients with the intent of obtaining favorable resolution of their cases, so that justice might be well served.
Alan is married to Patricia Roles. They have one child and two grandchildren. Over the years Alan has been actively involved in very various community organizations, including the Louisville Jaycees, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Louisville Kiwanis Club. He was also on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Shelter House, which is now known as “Safe Place”, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Metro YMCA and was President of the YMCA Camp Piomingo Board. He has been active in leadership roles in various churches to which he has belonged. He has also been involved as an adult leader in two different Cub Scout packs. He served as Secretary of the Louisville Sail & Power Squadron and is currently on the Board of the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations, where he serves as Membership Chairman.