Michael Schafer - The Schafer Law Office

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Michael Schafer

The Schafer Law Office

440 South Seventh Street

Suite 200, KY 40203


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Mike Schafer

The Schafer Law Office
1218 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40203



Miek Schafer is the author of "7 Potholes That Can Wreck Your Kentucky Accident Case' and"What You DOn't Know About Buying Car Insurance Can Hurt You". Request your free copy of these important consumer guides by clicking these links.

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.


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

Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Law School: University of Louisville
Admitted to Bar:
Practice Areas: Personal > Personal Injury
Organizations: Kentucky Justice Association, American Justice Association, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: 2 Children
Age: 50
City of Residence: Prospect, KY
Home Town: Zanesville, OH
Home State: KY
My Interests skiing, biking and golf
My Politics: Conservative
My Choice For President:
Favorite Justice: John Roberts
Favorite Books: Think and Grow Rich
Favorite Movies: Any Slap Stick Comedy
Favorite Music: Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Restaurants: Chinese, Thai or Korean
Favorite Travel: Any ski area
Favorite Quote: There is notry. There is only do or not do.
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