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Michael Schafer

Michael Schafer

  • Attorney
  • The Schafer Law Office
  • 1218 S 3rd St
    Louisville, KY 40203

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

Speaking Engagements:

Kentucky Bar Association: Continuing Legal Education Commission - Colossus, the AMA Guides and Permanent/Surgical Soft Tissue 2015

How to Deal with Complications in Personal Injury Cases - How to Maximize the Value of Minimal Impact Soft Tissue Cases (MIST) 2015

Demands, Negotiations and Bad Faith - Demand Brochures and Colossus 2015

Settlement Brochures and COLOSSUS - Settlement Brochures, Demands and Negotiations 2014

Jeffersontown Optimist Club Car Accidents and Car Insurance 2012

Anti-Bullying Parent Education and Awareness - Anti-Bullying 2012

BDB Group - Attorney Marketing 2011

Louisville Police Department Training - Search Warrants 1988

Kentucky Academy of Justice - Defense of a Drug Case 1987

Court Admissions:

Commonwealth of Kentucky

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Experience:

12/1990 - Present: Michael A. Schafer, Attorney at Law
Sole Practitioner specializing in Civil Litigation including: car accident, slip and fall, dog bite accident, pedestrian accident and wrongful death cases. Also specializing in Criminal Defense including: DUIs, felonies, misdemeanors, traffic and capital cases.

06/1989 - 11/1990: The O'Bryan Law Firm
Insurance Defense Litigation specialized in: negligence and tort liability, contract disputes and workers' compensation. Also specialized in Criminal Defense including all aspects of discovery and all court appearances including jury trials.

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
Prosecuted 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 - Responded to fatal accident where alcohol or drug involvement was suspected to assist police in drafting search warrants and advise on legal issues.
  • Sealed Indictment Team - Worked with undercover detectives in preparing and prosecuting drug and fencing cases.

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

08/1986 - 11/1986: District Court, Felony Division/Grand Jury 
Reviewed, conferenced and evaluated felony cases, conducted preliminary hearings, screened, prepared and presented cases to the Grand Jury.

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

08/1984 - 01/1985: Jefferson County Attorney, Juvenile Division
Intern - Represented 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


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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 attorney, you’ll know you’re in good hands. 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

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

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.