Michael Stevens - Kentucky Personal Injury and Trial Lawyer.
900 Cherokee Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Toll Free: 877-458-1000
Michael Stevens has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, beginning his career as a prosecutor and defense counsel with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) for 12 years, then as civil trial lawyer in Kentucky handling personal injury cases for the past 20 years. He is retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Lieutenant-Colonel.
Mike has had cases in every court in Kentucky from District Court, Circuit Court, Family Court, up to the Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court. He has argued cases at the Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Kentucky and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit).
Mike is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Justice Association, and Kentucky Justice Association. He has represented injured Veterans in the VA claims system as a public service through the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium
Mike has represented thousands of individuals hurt in car accidents over the years. He also served as a military judge, and ran for state judge in Jefferson County a few years back.
He has been the author of the oldest continuous law blog in Kentucky, addressing legal issues of import to lawyers and the public.
He is currently a trial lawyer at the law firm of Isaacs and Isaacs, PSC, 900 Cherokee Road, Louisville, KY 40204 and can be reached by telephone at 502.458.1000 (or toll free at 877.458.1000).
Here is a brief summary of Mike's education and professional qualifications.
• Washington & Lee University, School of Law Lexington, Virginia Juris Doctor Decree, 1978
• BA, Marshall University, with High Honors
• Judge Advocate Generals School , U.S. Army Charlottesville, Virginia
• Masters Degree Equivalent in Military Law
• Military Judges Course (1992)
• Admitted to Practice, Kentucky – 1990, Virginia – 1978, West Virginia - 1978
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
• U.S. Army Court of Military Review
• U.S. Court of Military Appeals
• U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims U.S. Court of Federal Claims
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit U.S. Supreme Court
• Kentucky Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates 1991-97)
• Virginia Bar Association
• West Virginia Bar Association
• Louisville Bar Association
• Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Legal Program
• Published Cases Preferred Risk Mutual Ins. Co. v. Kentucky; Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co.,Ky., 872 S.W.2d 469 (1994); Lampton v. Boley, Ky.App., 870 S.W.2d (1993); Hardin County v. Valentine, Ky.App., 894 S.W.2d 151 (1995); Sarah S. Jackson v. United States, 55 Fed. Cl. 157 (2003)
• Lectures & Legal Presentations: "Settlement Issues in Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Kentucky", Louisville, Kentucky, 1998 & 1999; "Automobile Insurance Coverages - Kentucky", Louisville, Kentucky 1998; "Insurance Bad Faith In Kentucky", Louisville, Kentucky, 1999
• Teaching Experience University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences (Paralegal Studies), Louisville, Kentucky 1989-1994.
• Law Reviews and Legal Publications Examining the Good Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule and Its Application to Commanders' Search Authorizations, The Army Lawyer, June 1986 at page 55. Identifying and Charging Computer Crimes in the Military, 100 Military Law Review at page 59 (1985). New Jersey v. T.L.O.: A More 'Reasonable' Standard for Military Search Authorizations, 25 Air Force Law Review at page 344 (1985).
• Attorney participant in National Veterans Pro Bono Consortium, representing disabled veterans at no expense at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
• Recipient of the "Donated Legal Services Recognition Award" from the KBA
• Member of the American Legion, The Military Officers Association
• Judicial candidate for District Court Judge, 2002