Sheila P. Hiestand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

McCoy & Hiestand, PLC
 | 108 Browns Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: 800-254-4444
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Schools & Education (0%)


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Attorney Profile

Known as “The Lady Litigator,” Sheila P. Hiestand is a partner at McCoy & Hiestand, PLC Attorneys at Law. As an athlete and a musician, the focus and determination she has developed transfer over to her professional work representing clients throughout Kentucky in matters of premises liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, and medical malpractice. Admitted to practice in Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, Ms. Hiestand has over 20 years of experience obtaining favorable verdicts for clients who have been injured by another’s negligence.

The former president of the Kentucky Justice Association, Ms. Hiestand has received many awards and honors. For her superior legal skills and her adherence to ethics, she has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Society of Legal Advocates and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum count her among their members.

Ms. Hiestand knows the pain and suffering, medical care, financial impact and mental anguish that are common after a personal injury. She approaches every case with compassion and has a reputation for her tenacity in the courtroom. A fluent speaker of Spanish, she connects with clients from many different cultures.

Before earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Ms. Hiestand graduated with Spanish and English degrees from Centre College. During her time as a student, she played college basketball, and is now a regular in Ironman competitions and triathlons.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Schools & Education (0%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About Sheila Hiestand

Admitted 1993, Kentucky

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, ATLA, 2011
  • Global Who’s Who Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • NAOPIA Top 10 Attorney for KY, 2015
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013 & 2014
  • Outstanding Attorney by the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Kentucky
  • AVVO Perfect 10 Rating – Top Personal Injury Attorney, 2013
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2011-2012
  • 2011 Top Attorney in Kentucky
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers ®, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association , Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fayette County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer , 1998
  • Top Lawyer by Louisville Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court for Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for Southern District of Indiana
  • US District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • State of Tennessee
  • State of Indiana
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • American Association for Justice President of Fayette County Young Lawyers, Past President
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Past President
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Past Board of Governors
  • Kentucky Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • President, Kentucky Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fayette County Bar Association
  • President, Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 1996-1998
  • President, Kentucky Justice Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lexington Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Sixty Five Roses Ball, Co-Chair
  • Volunteer Center of Central Kentucky Annual Fundraiser, Committee Chair
  • Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association, Committee Chair

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In 2015, Ms. Hiestand obtained a $183,000 Verdict in Slip and Fall at Mall in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky;  successfully litigated and settled a claim against a Mexican resort in Federal Court in Pennsylvania; and litigated and settled several complex medical negligence claims and personal injury claims in Kentucky and Indiana , 2015
  • During her tenure as a personal injury trial attorney, Ms. Hiestand has had both 7-figure verdicts and settlements, in both general personal injury and medical negligence litigation, most recently in December 2010.  She is and has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for many years.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Inducted into Center College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009

Educational Background:

  • Centre College of Kentucky, B.A., Double Major in English and Spanish, 1990
Office Location for Sheila P. Hiestand

108 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: 800-254-4444


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Last Updated: 12/23/2016

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