Michael A. Breen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bowling Green, KY

Mike Breen, Attorney at Law, P.S.C.
870 Fairview Avenue, Suite 5
Bowling Green, KY 42102
Phone: 270-782-3030
Fax: 270-782-3855
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Michael A. Breen is the founder and owner of Mike Breen Attorney At Law, P.S.C, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Representing the rights and entitlements of clients throughout Warren County and the surrounding areas, Mr. Breen focuses his practice solely on personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his more than 35 years in practice, Mr. Breen has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries, defective products, nursing home abuse, dangerous property conditions, bad faith insurance claims and more. A former insurance defense attorney, he has a unique insight into the industry that helps him devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients secure the full amount of compensation they deserve.

Realizing he found a greater reward in assisting plaintiff injury clients than large corporations, Mr. Breen established his private practice in 1991 with a mission to "deliver the very best service to clients during the difficult times in their lives, they need it and deserve it." Over the years, he has remained true to his mission, and he has affected positive changes in the lives of hundreds of individuals and families across his region suffering needlessly through no fault of their own.

In recognition for his professionalism and service, Mr. Breen has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as many other awards and honors from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Mr. Breen studied at Oxford University's Exeter College as an English-Speaking Union Scholar in 1979 before returning to the U.S. and completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky in 1980. He then returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1983. He is also a 1993 graduate of the American Trial Lawyer Association's Ultimate Trial Advocacy College, and he has maintained active involvement with the M.A.R. Program - Reformed Theological Seminary since 2004.

Mr. Breen is admitted to practice in Tennessee as well as Kentucky, and he holds his admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, the State Bar of Tennessee and the Kentucky Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Michael A. Breen

Admitted: 1983, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://mikebreen.com/about-me/


  • selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, 2016
  • “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 1996
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers since 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Bench & Bar Magazine, Editorial Board
  • The Legal Scene with Mike Breen, Radio Talk Show
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys - Tracing Non-marital Property, 1985
  • Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention - Pre-complaint Practice and Procedure for Young Attorneys, 1991
  • Kentucky Bar Association Practical Skills Institute - Civil Litigation Skills for Young Attorneys, 1991
  • Kentucky Bar Association - District Bar Meeting - Use of Computers in the Practice of Law, September, 1993
  • Kentucky Bar Association - District Bar Meeting - Use of Computers in the Practice of Law, November, 1993
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys - Masters in Trial Advocacy: Bad Faith Law in Kentucky (special three hour seminar), April, 1995
  • Kentucky Bar Association - District Bar Meeting - Bad Faith Law in Kentucky, September, 1995
  • Kentucky Bar Association - District Bar Meeting - Bad Faith Law in Kentucky, November, 1995
  • Kentucky Bar Association Mid-Winter Convention - Bad Faith Law in Kentucky, January, 1996
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys - Independent Medical Examinations, June, 1996
  • National Business Institute - Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky (All day seminar), January, 1997
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys - Handling the Bad Faith Bad Faith Case in Kentucky, June, 1997
  • Program Chair and Speaker - The 90s and Beyond: A Look at How Insurers Value Claims, March, 1998
  • Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention – Presenting and Defending Bad Faith and Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Cases, June, 1998
  • NBI: Bad Faith Law in Kentucky, Louisville and Lexington (All day seminars), February, 1999
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Master Advocacy Program: Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses, July, 1999
  • Chicago, Illinois – American Psychiatric Association Annual Convention: The Duty to Forewarn of Violent Behavior, June, 2000
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Practicing a Bad Faith Case: What you Need to Discover: i.e., the Down and Dirty Work, June, 2002
  • Author: Bad Faith in Kentucky: A Primer, KATA, 1996
  • Guest Column, Legally Speaking, The Park City Daily News
  • Author: "Duty to Foresee and Forewarn of Violent Behavior: A Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective," School Violence in America, American Psychiatric Press, 2000
  • "Bad Faith Update: Six Essential Cases," Bench & Bar, March 2002, Kentucky Bar Association
  • "A Practitioner's Primer for the Service members' Civil Relief Act," Bench & Bar, November, Kentucky Bar Association, 2005
  • "'We Have Seen the Enemy and He is Us,' An Essay on Sovereign Immunity in Kentucky" Bench & Bar, March, Kentucky Bar Association, 2008

Educational Background

  • ATLA Ultimate Trial Advocacy College, 1993
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, English Speaking Union Scholar, 1979
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Tennessee, February, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1995
  • Member, State Bar of Tennessee
  • Member, Bench & Bar Magazine
  • Kentucky, October, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1984
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys

Representative Clients

  • Tomes v. Nationwide Ins. Co., 825 S.W.2d 284, Ky.App., 1991
  • Earle v . Cobb, 156 S.W.3d 257, Ky., 2005
  • James v. Wilson, 95 S.W.3d 875, Ky. App., 2002
  • Arnold v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 62 S.W. 3d 366, Ky., 2001
  • Matthews v. G & B Trucking, 987 S.W.2d 328, Ky.App., 1998
  • Baseheart v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 960 F.Supp. 1210, W.D. Ky., 1997
  • Miller v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty, 909 S.W.2d 339, Ky.App., 1995
  • Pearson v. National Feeding Systems, 90 S.W.3d 46, Ky., 2002
  • Yanero v. Davis, 65 S.W. 3d 510, Ky., 2001
  • Davidson v. American Freightways, Inc., 25 S.W.3d 94, Ky., 2000
  • Guaranty National Insurance Co. v. George, 953 S.W.2d 946, Ky., 1997
  • Grant v. State Farm, 896 S.W.2d 24, Ky.App., 1995
  • Sweasy v. King's Daughter's Memorial Hospital, 771 S.W.2d 812, Ky., 1989
  • York v. Ky. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 156 S.W.3d 291, Ky., 2005
  • James v. Meow Media, 300 F. 3d 683, 6th. Cir., 2002
  • James v. Shadoan, 58 S.W.3d 884, Ky., 2001
  • James v. Hines, 63 S.W.3d 602, Ky., 1998
  • Maxon Marine v. Director, Office, Workers Comp. 63 F.3d 605, 7th Cir., 1995
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Office Location for Michael A. Breen

870 Fairview Avenue, Suite 5
Bowling Green, KY 42102

Phone: 270-782-3030

Fax: 270-782-3855

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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