David S. Hoskins was born and raised in southeastern Kentucky. He graduated from Corbin High School in 1977. After gaining his bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College in 1981 and his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1984, he returned to Corbin where he has practiced law ever since.
From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Hoskins served as assistant county attorney for Whitley County, Kentucky. In 1987, he found the area of the law that most interested him – criminal defense. Since then, he has successfully defended hundreds of persons in the state and federal courts of Kentucky. He has won acquittals for everything from DUI to murder.
Mr. Hoskins maintains membership and active involvement in professional associations. He is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2012, he served as president of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Over the years, Mr. Hoskins has been involved in numerous major cases. He successfully avoided the death penalty sought by the Commonwealth against the man convicted of leading a plot to assassinate the sheriff of Pulaski County, a case which has been featured on the television programs “City Confidential” and “Sins and Secrets.”
Mr. Hoskins has also served as an instructor and leader of several continuing education programs sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the federal court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He has represented judges, police officers, and prosecutors who have found themselves accused of crimes.
When not working, Mr. Hoskins enjoys traveling, fishing, and racquetball. He is active in civic affairs, having served as president of the Greater Corbin Chamber of Commerce, president of the Corbin Rotary Club, member of the 34th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee, and as an elder of the Corbin Presbyterian Church.
Davidson College, A.B.
Wake Forest University, J.D.
Admitted to Practice: 1984-Commonwealth of Kentucky; 1985-United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Kentucky; 1994-6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2012-South Carolina
Concentration of Practice: State and Federal Criminal Defense
Bars: Kentucky, South Carolina, United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Kentucky, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Life Member, Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL)
Recipient, Board of Directors Award, KACDL (2004)
President, KACDL (2012)
Past President, Whitley County Bar Association
34th Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission
Past President, Corbin Rotary Club
Past President, Greater Corbin Chamber of Commerce
Assistant County Attorney, Whitley County, Kentucky (1984-1987)