J. Michael Foster

Mike Foster is a lifelong resident of Christian County, Kentucky. He is currently the managing partner of the law firm of Foster, Soyars & Associates. His law firm is the oldest continuing law firm in Christian County, being the successor firm to a law firm formed in the 1940’s and later known as Trimble, Soyars, Breathitt & Foster.

Mike graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1969 with a BA degree in Political Science. He later graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School in 1972 and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1973.

His law practice focus is on real estate development, commercial transactions, probate and estate planning, as well as corporate and small business development.

He has been extremely involved in local civic affairs having previously served as President of the Hopkinsville-Christian County United Way, Chairperson of the annual United Way Campaign, and Chairperson of the “Partners in Progress” fund raising campaign for the Hopkinsville Community College. He has also served as President of the Hopkinsville Community College Foundation. Mike is considered the “father” of Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Christian County having organized the program in 1974. He served as President of the organization for three separate terms.

Mike served as Christian County Attorney from 1982-2018, having been the longest serving County Attorney in the history of the state of Kentucky. He also served on numerous state boards and commissions having previously served President of the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky County Attorney’s Association.

Mike is considered one of the leading authorities on local government in Kentucky and is a frequent speaker to various associations dealing with local government both in Kentucky and nationally. He has also authored a book on “Best Practices in County Government”.