matthewMatthew Hite

A native of Bardstown, Matthew graduated from Bardstown High School in 1987. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville School of Business, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to practice law that same year. After working as counsel for an insurance company and the Department of Insurance in Frankfort, he joined Kelley & Kelley in 1998 and has been in private practice ever since. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



Patric Kelley Deaton

Kelley obtained his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2014. After working as an Assistant Hardin County Attorney, as well as a solo practitioner, Kelley currently puts his criminal law experience to use while working as an Assistant Nelson County Attorney. Originally from Greensburg, Kentucky, he has recently moved to Bardstown where he practices with the Hite Law Group, as well as the Nelson County Attorney’s Office.



In Memoriam
Janie Hite, 1969-2022

Janie Asher Hite died unexpectedly on May 27, 2022.  She was a highly respected attorney and, while she enjoyed all areas of her law practice, her favorite use of her law degree was to help a child become part of a family through the adoption process.  Janie was an exceptionally kind, warm, and joyful person who had a terrific and infectious smile.  As a tribute to her joyful personality and beautiful spirit, the majority of those who attended her funeral wore bright colored clothing in celebration of the time we had with her.  Her death has left us shocked and profoundly sad.  Janie will be and is missed by so many of the people she touched and the lives that she made better in her 53 years.