Michael A. Schafer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

The Schafer Law Office
1218 S. 3rd street
Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-584-9511
Fax: 502-589-9472
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

As the founder of The Schafer Law Office, Michael Schafer represents clients in the state of Kentucky in matters of personal injury. These include premises liability cases, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, wrongful death, brain injuries, truck wrecks and car accidents. With almost three decades of experience, he is personally involved with all his cases because he made a personal goal to provide best representation and the utmost attention to his clients.

Mr. Schafer is admitted to practice in the state of Kentucky, and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mike is a graduate of Trinity High School. He went to earn a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a major in marketing from the University of Louisville, he was then accepted to law school.

In 1985, Mr. Schafer graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Career Prosecutor Course from the National College of District Attorneys. An active member of the local legal community, he is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.

A former president of the Academy of Justice, Mr. Schafer is also a member of the American Association of Justice and the Kentucky Justice Association where is is on the Board of Govenors and serves as District Vice-President for the Louisville District. An engaging speaker, he has presented to the Kentucky Justice Association, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Various Chirpractic Groups and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

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

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Michael A. Schafer

Admitted: 1985, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.mikeschaferlaw.com/bio/mike-schafer.cfm

Educational Background

  • National College of District Attorneys, Houston, Texas, Graduate of Career Prosecutors Course, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Student Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Justice Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • Kentucky
  • American Association of Justice
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Louisville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Past Secretary

Pro bono/Community Service

  • International Law Society, Treasurer
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Academy Of Justice, Past President


  • Best Kentucky Attorney, 2010
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • 2012 Louisville Magazine, Louisville Top Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • 2018 Board Member of the year for the Kentucky Justice Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Transportation Network Companies Litigation Issues, 2018
  • Kentucky Justice Association's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, 2018
  • Anti-Bullying Parent Education and Awareness, Anti-Bullying, 2012
  • Maximizing the Value of M.I.S.T. Cases , 2019
  • Litigating in 2020 and Beyond, 2020
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers, Association, Demand Brochures and Colossus, 2020
  • Wrongful Death in Kentucky
  • The Family Survival Guide To a New Driver
  • What You Don't Know About Buying Car Insurance Can Hurt You
  • Kentucky Academy of Justice, Defense of a Drug Case, 1987
  • The Kentucky Accident Book
  • Louisville Police Department Training, Search Warrants, 1988
  • BDB Group - Attorney Marketing, 2011
  • Settlement Brochures and Colossus, Settlement Brochures, Demands, and Negotiations, 2014 & 2017
  • Jeffersontown Optimist Club Car Accidents and Car Insurance, 2012
  • Kentucky Justice Association Webinar, Demand Brochures and Colossus, 2017 - 2018
  • Demands, Negotiations, and Bad Faith, Demand Brochures and Colossus, 2015
  • How to Deal with Complications in Personal Injury Cases - How to Maximize the Value of Minimal Impact Soft Tissue Cases (MIST), 2015
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Commission, Colossus, the AMA Guides, and Permanent/Surgical Soft Tissue, 2015
  • Kentucky Justice Association's Personal Injury from Start to Finish, 2018
  • Montana Trial Lawyers: Demand Brochures and Colossus, 2018
  • Louisville Law Examiner, Associate Editor
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Office Location for Michael A. Schafer

1218 S. 3rd street
Louisville, KY 40203

Phone: 502-584-9511

Fax: 502-589-9472

Last Updated: 7/30/2021

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