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Michael A Schafer

Michael A Schafer

  • Attorney
  • The Schafer Law Office
  • 1218 South 3rd Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
12/1990 - Present: Michael A. Schafer, Attorney at Law
Sole Practitioner specializing in Civil Litigation including automobile accidents, slip and fall and wrongful death cases.

Criminal Defense including DUIs, felonies, misdemeanors, traffic, and capital cases.  

06/1989-11/1990: The O'Bryan Law Firm
Insurance Defense Litigation specializing in negligence and tort liability, contract disputes, workers' compensation;

Criminal Defense including all aspects of discovery and all court appearances including jury trials.

08/1986 - 04/1989: Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, 30th Judicial District
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

04/1989 - 06/1989: Deputy Division Chief, Trial Division B
Assistant Division Chief in supervision of six prosecutors and two secretaries.

11/1986 - 06/1989: Prosecutor, Trial Division A
Prosecute felony cases by preparing pleadings, motion, discovery responses and briefs; Circuit Court appearances including bond hearings, competency hearings, revocation hearings, suppression hearings, pretrial conferences, guilty pleas, sentencing and jury trials.

Special Assistant Attorney General
Appointed to brief and to argue appeals in the Kentucky Court of Appeals and certifications of law in the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Fatal Accident Support Team- respond to fatal accident where alcohol or drug involvement is suspected to assist police in drafting search warrants and advise on legal issues.
 
Sealed Indictment Team - work with undercover detectives in preparing and prosecuting drug and fencing cases.

08/1986 - 11/1986: District Court, Felony Division/Grand Jury 
Review, conference and evaluate felony cases; conduct preliminary hearings; screen, prepare and present cases to the Grand Jury.

04/1984 - 05/1985: Crull, Meers and Ryan
Law Clerk - Research and write pleadings, memoranda and briefs for general practice firm.

08/1984 - 01/1985: Jefferson County Attorney, Juvenile Division
Intern - Represent the County in juvenile proceedings under the supervision of an Assistant County Attorney.

Education:

National College of District Attorneys, Houston, Texas
1988 Graduate of Career Prosecutors Course

University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
Juris Doctor, May 1985

Honors:     
  • Top Grade - Law and Psychology Seminar
  • Top Grade - Administrative Law
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Commerce, May 1981

Major: Marketing
 

Professional Honors & Activities:

Academy Of Justice, Past President;

Louisville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Past Secretary;
Kentucky Bar Association;

Association of Trial Lawyers of America;

Kentucky Association of Trial Attorneys;

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels;

Admitted to practice in the Kentucky United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky;

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit;

The United States Supreme Court.

Louisville Law Examiner, Associate Editor;

Sigma Delta Kappa Law Fraternity, Chancellor;

International Law Society, Treasurer;

1985 Phillip Jessop Moot Court Competition;

American Justice Association (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyer of America);
Kentucky Justice Association:

Louisville Bar Association;

Student Bar Association
 

Court Admissions:

Commonwealth of Kentucky
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
United States Disrict Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States Disrict Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

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Auto Accidents

Wrongful Death and Fatal Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Automobile Insurance

General

Auto Accidents

Mike Schafer's nearly two decades of representing auto accident victims in Kentucky has given him the hands-on experience that is priceless, along with a winning track record. Mike fights hard for his clients and his opponents know it. With Mike as your lawyer, you’ll know you’re in good hands, and you’ll know that your chances at recovering compensation are as good as they can possibly be.

Truck Accidents

Mike Schafer's nearly two decades of representing truck and tractor trailer accident victims in Kentucky has given him the hands-on experience that is priceless, along with a winning track record. Mike fights hard for his clients and his opponents know it. With Mike as your lawyer, you’ll know you’re in good hands, and you’ll know that your chances at recovering compensation are as good as they can possibly be.

Wrongful Death and Fatal Accidents

Kentucky Fatal Accident Attorney, Louisville, KY, Wrongful Death Lawyer, Louisville Kentucky Fatality Attorney, Michael A Schafer, (502) 584-9511. Helping clients who have had loved ones killed in motor vehicle accidents for 18 years. Free consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident attorney? Do you really need a lawyer specifically for motorcycle accidents? If you have been in a motorcycle accident, the answer is yes. And if you’re in Kentucky, your first choice should be Michael Schafer in Louisville, KY.

Bicycle Accidents

A bicycle accident attorney? Do you really need a lawyer specifically for bicycle accidents? If you have been in a bicycle accident, the answer is yes. And if you’re in Kentucky, your first choice should be Mikel Schafer in Louisville, KY.

Pedestrian Accidents

Many different rules and laws apply to pedestrian accident cases. If you are a pedestrian injured in an accident and you worry about who is going to pay your medical bills and lost wages while you are off from work, your first choice should be Michael A. Schafer in Louisville, Kentucky. Put your mind at ease and his 20 years of experience to work for you.

Child Accidents

If your child has been injured or harmed in any situation, The Schafer Law Office can help. Contact us immediately to find out how we can help you, your child and your family.

Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

If you've been bitten by a dog anywhere in Kentucky, you need immediate help. Contact The Schafer Law Office immediately!

Slip and Fall/Premises Liability

If you live or suffered your injury in Kentucky, you’ll find that lawyer right here, in Louisville, KY: Michael A Schafer. Mike has more than 18 years of experience with helping his clients get compensated in slip and fall cases, premises liability cases and a range of other personal injury cases.