Johnna Selvage

Johnna A. Selvage is an associate attorney with Carmona Law whose practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, family and personal injury. She also practices in the areas of construction, contracts, and collections, a true general practitioner.


She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy before going on to receive her Bachelors of Science from University of Kentucky. She then went on to the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law where she was an active member of the Moot Court Board and the Student Bar Association.


Rachel E. Carmona

Rachel E. Carmona, founder of Carmona Law, is a Louisville native. She attended Rhodes College and studied abroad in Morelia, Mexico and Havana,

Cuba. She went to University of Louisville law, and studied international trade law at la Universidad Autónoma in Guadalajara, México.


After serving as a public defender, she opened her own practice in 2012 to expand her defense work in both criminal and immigration. Born in Louisville, she is an alumni of Assumption, Rhodes College, and U of L law. She is bilingual and served as a Certified Court Interpreter prior to law school.


Zoelee Velez Lopez

Zoelee Velez Lopez graduated Magna Cum Laude from Universidad Interamericana, Law School of Puerto Rico in 2010, and is admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Puerto Rico. She is an associate whose work is focused on immigration cases, specifically focusing on obtaining lawful status.


Born in Puerto Rico, she is fluent in both Spanish and English. Previously, she has represented juvenile criminal defendants and victims of domestic violence. She also worked for Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.

Our Philosophy

You need a lawyer who aggressively fights for your rights. And that is us. We guide you through the legal process with compassion, and we don't back down. Our firm boasts nearly 30 years of combined legal experience. We specialize in complex and demanding areas of law, including immigration, criminal defense, accidents and personal injury, divorce and family cases, and more.

We make sure to communicate with you every step of the way, so that you can make the most informed decision that you possibly can to protect your future. Whether you are fighting deportation, going through a tough divorce, or facing a false accusation and possible prison time, when it matters most, call Carmona Law.