Committed to our tradition of providing high quality, effective legal service.

Welcome to Bell Orr Ayers & Moore, the oldest general practice, full service law firm in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The firm’s founder, Charles R. Bell, began the practice of law in Bowling Green in 1920, and through his partnership with Joe B. Orr, the firm was founded in 1946. Since its founding, the firm has grown not only in size, but also in its capacity.

BOAM provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of our diverse clientele, and our attorneys appear in state and Federal Courts and administrative proceedings throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


At BOAM, we are proud of our history and tradition. No firm in South Central Kentucky has a longer history of continuously providing legal services. We remain committed to our tradition of providing high quality, effective legal services to our clients.

The attorneys of BOAM recognize the public service responsibilities of the legal community, as the firm’s attorneys consistently volunteer their time and services to charitable organizations in the local community. Our attorneys are also active with civic and business organizations which promote economic development in the region. Among the firm’s members are two past chairmen of the local Chamber of Commerce. Our lawyers actively participate in the affairs of state and local bar associations, as well as professional societies, and provide pro bono legal services.