Joe Bill Campbell is a 1968 graduate of the College of Law. He has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Kentucky. The Litigation Counsel of America, which limits its membership to the top 1% of trial lawyers, selected Campbell as a member. He has also been honored by Kentucky Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and is an Advocate for the American Board of Trial Attorneys.
Campbell served on the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents from 1980 to 1984 and as chairman from 1982-1984. For nine years, Campbell served on the Kentucky Council for Higher Education, including three years as chairman and served on the UK College of Law Visiting Committee for over nine years.
Campbell was one of the original members of the Kentucky Legal Education Commission. He served as a president of the Kentucky Bar Association and of the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys. Campbell also provided significant leadership for the establishment of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (“LMICK”), including serving as chairman of the board for 17 years. In 1988, the Kentucky Bar Association recognized Campbell as the outstanding lawyer in Kentucky. Campbell lives in Bowling Green where he practices with the firm of Hughes & Coleman.