Chauncey R. Hiestand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

Winton & Hiestand Law Group, PLLC
 | 905 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-882-3133
Fax: 502-882-3134
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

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Attorney Profile

The head of the trial and litigation departments at Winton & Hiestand Law Group, PLLC, Chauncey R. Hiestand provides representation for clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of others. His personal injury and wrongful death practice includes cases involving car, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products and dog bites.

Since opening their doors in 2014, Winton & Hiestand has obtained obtained more than $70 million dollars for their clients, including several sizable verdicts multi-million dollar settlements. Mr. Hiestand is recognized and/or received: AV Preeminent Rated and honored with the Client Distinction (Platinum) Award by Martindale-Hubbell, rated by Super Lawyers, 10/10 Superb rated (Top Personal Injury Lawyer) by AVVO, the Multi-Million Dollar Verdict or Settlement Achievement Award by Elite Lawyers of America and is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Advocates Forums (Life Member).

As an undergraduate, Mr. Hiestand attended the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2004. He then went on to pursue his legal studies at California Western School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Hiestand served a summer clerkship with a Louisville firm that he joined as an associate after graduation and remained until forming Witnon & Hiestand Law in 2013. Admitted to practice before all Kentucky state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of

With a love for travel, Chauncey and his wife took their 2014 honeymoon around the world visiting California, Fiji, Australia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Dubai to Washington. They have also explored Alaska, Dominican Republic, China, Hawaii, Italy, Bocas Del Toro and Costa Rica.

In the last three years, the Hiestands have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.

 

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2017

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Admitted: 2004, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.wh-lawgroup.com/attorneys/chauncey-r-hiestand/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated and Client Satisfaction Platinum 5.0 rating., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Expertise.com's goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored personal injury attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best personal injury attorneys in Louisville, KY., Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisville, Expertise.com, 2020
  •  Three Best Rated® was created with the simple goal of finding the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, health care providers, and everything in-between, in any city. Every business is meticulously handpicked by our employees. We check business's reputation, history, complaints, ratings, proximity, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, reviews, and more, using our 50-Point Inspection. We only display businesses that are verified by our employees. Other places will call this “hard work” and “unnecessary”. We call it “due diligence” and “the right thing to do”. Our website is updated on a regular basis for quality and the latest business information., Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisville, ThreeBestRated.com, 2020
  • Compression factured healed poorly. 18k in meds (not claimed). $10,000 pre-closing offer. Verdict of $824,999.00 (Prayer for "not to exceed $825,000.00), 2nd Largest Premises Liability Verdict, Kentucky 2019; 6th ALL TIME in Kentucky., Kentucky Trial Court Review, 2019
  • Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Million Dollar Advocates Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • Voted on by the 1000's of local readers. , Best Lawyer, Leo Weekly Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards, 2019
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession., The Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best Personal Injury attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury. The attorneys that make our list have to first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or one of our in-house research staff members. Second, our research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership. Then they have to be one of 50 attorneys chosen to advance to the final selection stage by our processing committee, and then our Board of Governors officially selects the Top 10 in each state. We know it is a tough process but we wouldn't have it any other way., Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Civil Plaintiff), National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
  • The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. We create the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals., Ranking 10/10 (Superb) Civil Litigation, AVVO, 2019
  • Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 5000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Multi-Million Dollar Verdict or Settlement Achievement Award, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2019
  • 17 FIVE STAR reviews by former clients. 5.0 RATING.  , Client Champion (Platinum), Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Received highest honor of Platinum Status., Client Champion (Platinum), Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Located at the Gas Tower in sunny Southern California, Distinguished Justice Advocates is a marketplace that helps consumers and the top 1% of Attorneys in America to work together and eliminate the ongoing fragmentation of the thousands of other legal directories on the web. We have taken the time to vet only the best attorneys in the business to deliver consumer world class legal counsel to consumers. Membership in the Distinguished Justice Advocates is not available to all, or even most, attorneys.  The Distinguished Justice Advocates is a prominent group dedicated to promoting and recognizing the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the Distinguished Justice Advocates is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the legal community and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.  The process is incredibly selective and only an elite few are invited to join the Distinguished Justice Advocates. Specifically, less than half of 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are, or will be members and recipients of this prestigious recognition.  And they will have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession., Top 1% (Personal Injury), Distinguished Justice Associates, 2018
  • The Elite Lawyers of America organization was formed in 2001 in order to recognize the outstanding achievements of a select group of lawyers who have obtained a high level of respect and recognition in their respective areas of practice.The lawyers accepted to this elite organization represent a very small percentage of attorneys who have been able to accomplish the very difficult task of being recognized by clients, attorneys, and judges as devoted lawyers who have spent a majority of their time perfecting their lawyering skills to a specific practice area. Our organization currently recognizes lawyers practicing in the following areas: Civil Litigation, Family Law, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy Law and Wills & Estates Law.We proudly salute these lawyers who fight for victim's rights in courtrooms, boardrooms and offices around the United States. Those interested in applying for membership may obtain an application by calling us, writing to us, or downloading and completing the application provided. There is a one-time membership fee which, if accepted, represents lifetime membership in our organization. In addition, members may rise to higher levels of membership from general member ranking to silver, gold and the most prestigious level, platinum status.The Elite Lawyers of America organization represents the "cream of the crop" of lawyers in the United States., Multi-Million Dollar Verdict or Settlement Achievement Award, ◦Elite Lawyers of America, 2018
  • The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less., Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • The Kentucky Colonels is an organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky because of their service to the state. We act as the Governor’s ambassadors of Kentucky’s heritage and rich history of arts and entertainment. Our primary objective is to support needy Kentucky charities and worthy Kentucky organizations by raising money from our membership to help those organizations who stand ready to help our citizens share in Kentucky’s boundless future. We celebrate this mission and encourage and affirm one another in these efforts., Kentucky Colonel, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, 2016
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice., Premier 100 Civil, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by our Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. All applicants must be licensed to practice law. Members are then subject to a final review for ethical violations within the past ten years before confirmation of Membership. A Lawyers of Distinction Nomination does not guarantee membership and attorneys may not pay a fee to be nominated. Attorneys may nominate to Lawyers of Distinction their peers whom they feel warrant consideration. The determination of whether an attorney qualifies for Membership is based upon the aforementioned proprietary analysis discussed above. Membership is not meant to infer any endorsement of Lawyers of Distinction by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association. Any references to “excellent,” “excellence,” or “distinguished” are meant to refer to the Lawyers of Distinction organization only and not to any named member individually., Distinguished Member, Civil Litigation, Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAOPIA awards the best Personal Injury attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury., Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Founded in 2014, we are a new company with a big and innovative idea- that Attorneys should be recognized for excellence in their field and that potential Clients can benefit from this knowledge. American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 13 divisions consisting of Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Family Law, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Immigration, Workers’ Compensation, Employment & Labor Law, Estate Planning, Military Law, Elder Law and Social Security & Disability Law Division. The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. Some States depending on size and population density may be broken up into City or Region to be more applicable to potential new clients who utilize this site when looking for an Attorney. The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must: Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow Attorney; Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. Many Attorneys can achieve high degrees of success but this is often times at the expense or satisfaction of the most important person in the case- the client. The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and our organization recognizes this significant achievement. Our rating system helps clients throughout the United States make educated decisions when it comes to choosing their attorney. Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those selected few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance., 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United States Court of Appeals, for the 6th Circuit, 2005
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2005
  • Kentucky Justice Association (KJA)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005
  • Louisville Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mock Trial for KJA, Kentucky State Fair  , 2016
  • Mock Trial for KJA, Kentucky State Fair  , 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • DARRELL GRIFFITH FOUNDATION: Sponsor and participant with charity events including the Annual Kosair Homeless Christmas Dinner, 2020
  • Sponsor - Finley 5k Walk for SIDS Awareness, 2020
  • Louisville Independent Business Association (LIBA), 2019
  • Volunteers of America - Power of 1 Community Member, 2018
  • Louisville Accord, I was a co-founder and sponsor of thus a musician compilation that consists of a communion of song by two Louisville musicians that have never before written together, producing a completely original piece of audio art. The first collaboration of its kind in Louisville, was celebrated at Copper and Kings Distillery. The artists included Louisville Orchestra Conductor Teddy Abrams with ten time international bluegrass fiddle champion Michael Cleveland; Jecorey (1200) Arthur with traditional bluegrass artist Steve Cooley along with many others, 2017
  • Pro bono work for disabled veterans to obtain denied benefits for Agent Orange expsosure, 2017
  • Sons of AMVETS- including Pro Bono work for veterans  , 2017
  • Bro Bono work for veterans. Work to get honors such as purple hearts to veternas when they have been wrongly denied., 2017
  • Rutherford Elementary - Rutherford Reads Annual Book Drive, 2016
  • KIDS CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPY: Sponsor and participant for Team Liam in the "Walk and Roll" Awareness Walk., 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • PIP Benefits & Denial of PIP Benefits - A Discussion by Chauncey Hiestand, Esq., Writer and Lead Speaker, Auto Damages: Making the Most for Your Client, CLE

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • +$1,500,000.00 wrongful death/med mal claim for a family who suffered the loss of their daughter (zero pre-suit offer)., 2019
  • VERDICT: Highest Premises Liability Verdict in in Jefferson County (2019); 2nd Highest of the year in Kentucky (2019); and ranks as the 6th highest PL Verdict of ALLTIME in KENTUCKYSee Kentucky Trial Court Review 2019. Followell v. House of Boom Kentucky, LLC. $824,999 verdict. Premises liability claim. $10,000 pre-closing offer. Compression fracture healed poorly. Proof of permanent pain for 28 year old. (NO. 16-CI-06147; Jefferson County). , 2019
  • Court of Appeals Published Opinion and Order, Drake v. Recbar, No. 2019-CA-00528-MR. Establishes that there is a cause of action for 1sty part dram shop in the State of Kentucky.  http://opinions.kycourts.net/coa/2019-CA-000528.pdf, 2019
  • $1,000,000.00 Dram Shop Action. Client suffered TBI. Zero presuit offer., 2018
  • $2,000,000.00 policy limits settlement wrongful death commerical case; Def offered $300,000.00 presuit offer., 2017
  • $435,522.00 settlement against bus company. ZERO pre-suit offer., 2016
  • $605,000.00 settlement against trucking company. ZERO offer pre-suit. , 2015
  • VERDICT: Roper vs. Southern Pride Meats, Plaintiff injured suffers orthopedic injuries as a result of Defendant. $36,000.00 recovered.  , 2014
  • $780,000.00 settlement against LMPD. ZERO pre-suit offer., 2014
  • VERDICT: $50,000.00 Verdict, Pro-Bono co-representation in civil trial for rape victim , 2014
  • $150,000.00 Slip and Fall settlement against McDonalds. ZERO offer pre-suit., 2013
  • $1,200,000.00 policy limits settlement for injured Iraqi Veteran; Def offered 100,000.00 30 days from trial., 2013
  • VERDICT: First PIP suits and verdict in Kentucky for unreasonable denial/delay of PIP payments. See KTCR 2019. Verdict for the Plaintiff against Defendant insurance company, for failure to pay PIP. , 2008
  • VERDICT: $230,298.00 Verdict for assault case involving President of Local Little League and elderly patron. Second Highest Verdict ALL TIME in Fleming County. See KTCR 2019., 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Psychology
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905 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Phone: 502-882-3133

Fax: 502-882-3134

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