About Us

Mattingly Ford, P.S.C. is a caring, compassionate and professional law firm specializing in estate planning, probate, small business law and contracts. We promise to provide our clients with the most efficient, accurate and reliable legal services, and we make sure each individual leaves knowledgeable and empowered with their new tailored plan.

We enjoy what we do, and work diligently to serve our clients as an excellent legal partner who contributes to their ultimate success.

Meet Our Team

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Dennis L. Mattingly

President and CEO

Dennis is a member of the Kentucky and Indiana Bar Associations, and is authorized to practice before the Kentucky Supreme Court, as well as the Federal Court in the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky. Having practiced law for more than 35 years, Dennis offers special emphasis in real estate, corporate transactions, estate planning, wills and trusts, and business law.

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Emily C. Moore


Emily joined the firm in 2018, and brings our clients a variety of legal skills. She specializes in estate planning, probate, medicaid and elder law, business formation, small business compliance, buy-sell agreements and corporate succession planning. Emily graduated from Chase Law School and has written opinions for both federal and state court judges.

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Russell D. Ford

Executive Vice President

Russell joined Mattingly Ford in 2001 and became partner and principal of the firm in 2003. Clients appreciate his wide-ranging interests and areas of expertise that span corporate and business development, criminal law, estate and probate work and corporate and residential real estate transactions.

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David S. Dupps

Vice President

David has been practicing law since 1991 with special emphasis in real estate. He earned his law degree from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, and holds Memberships with the Kentucky and Indiana Bar Associations.

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Seth Mattingly


With a focus on estate planning and small business law, Seth is the newest member of the Mattingly Ford team, having passed the bar exam in the fall of 2021. He received his undergraduate degree for Bellarmine University and his law degree from Indiana University.


Born out of Dennis Mattingly’s passion for helping people with their real estate transactions, Mattingly Ford has served the greater Louisville community for more than 20 years. As our team has grown, so have our areas of expertise. Together, we offer a wealth of information in a variety of legal topics. 

Our estate planning work blossomed with the addition of Emily C. Moore in February 2018. Dennis met Emily through their mutual passion for the community and involvement with Northeast Christian Church. Emily had recently acquired The Smith Law Firm in Oldham County, after she gained years of wealth and knowledge under the tutelage of Harold Smith. 

Since 2020, Seth and Olivia Mattingly (Dennis’ son and daughter) have both joined the firm as new attorneys. They love working with family, and they are dedicated to maintaining and expanding the legacy their dad has created. 

Community Engagement

Dennis loves to support ministries that help kids in need. He’s volunteered his time for many years to Northeast Christian Church, and is an avid supporter of Compassion International where he sponsors a number of children. 

David’s conviction to help people meet the basic needs of food and housing (not to mention his work with real estate law) motivates him to support our local branches of Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army.

Emily’s passion for helping those in need is what drives her continued commitment to our community, and her work as your preferred estate planning professional. Currently, Emily:

  • Serves as Chairwoman of the Grants Committee for the Oldham County Community Foundation
  • Serves with Greater Louisville Youth for Christ, where she was employed for many years mentoring young girls in need
  • Sits on the Development Committee of BsideU4Life, helping ladies in pregnancy crisis
  • Mentors women who have recently been released from prison through Prodigal Ministries
  • Hosts weekly women’s bible study groups in her home

Contact Mattingly Ford

You can go anywhere to find just another estate planning attorney or business firm. Choose Mattingly Ford for a passionate and professional team who will work to understand the needs of your family and/or business each and every day. Contact us today to see how our comprehensive legal services can benefit you.


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