Steven M. Frederick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Louisville, KY

Frederick Law Firm
 | 161 Chenoweth Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: 502-513-0800
Fax: 502-470-5878
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)


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Attorney Profile

A partner at the Frederick Law Firm, Steven M. Frederick focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Louisville, Kentucky, he provides dedicated representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mr. Frederick is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

The types of cases that Mr. Frederick has handled have involved truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. In addition to his negligence practice, he also represents policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. Some of the representative results that Mr. Frederick has been able to obtain include a $3.5 million jury award for a client who suffered a brain injury, a $1 million settlement in a case grounded on obstetric malpractice and a settlement in excess of $1 million in an insurance coverage lawsuit.

These and other successes both in and out of the court have earned Mr. Frederick the respect of his colleagues, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. A former member of the board of governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, Mr. Frederick's professional affiliations have also included the Louisville Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

*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 (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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

Insurance Coverage (30%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Steven Frederick

Admitted: 1999, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Most Outstanding Board Member, Kentucky Justice Association, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trial Lawyers College - Ranch Club Member
  • American Justice Association - Member; AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group; AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group; AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group; AAJ Medical Negligence Section; AAJ Insurance Law Section
  • Kentucky Justice Association Board of Governors

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Steve has taken an active role in various community and charitable organizations.  He has served on the Board of The Village of Louisville, a non-profit dedicated to providing at-risk youth with mentoring, tutoring, academic counseling and physical fitness activities.  Steve and his family have also actively supported various community programs, including Wayside Christian Mission, Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, WHAS Crusade for Children, Gilda’s Club (a wellness resource for children and adults with cancer), and the Kentucky Family Safety Foundation.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Steve has been invited to speak to fellow lawyers on a variety of topics by numerous organizations, including the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association.  The subject matter of his presentations have included medical malpractice, deposition techniques, jury selection, trial technique, automobile insurance coverage, evidence, civil procedure, expert testimony, COLOSSUS (State Farm’s claims valuation software) and medical records analysis.


  • $1,200,000 Settlement - Obstetric Malpractice/Birth Trauma 
  • $525,000 Settlement - Optometry Malpractice
  • $1,000,000 Settlement - Obstetric Malpractice
  • $875,000 Verdict - Hazardous Premises/Back Injury
  • $800,000 Settlement - Interstate Trucking Collision
  • $725,000 Settlement - Interstate Trucking Collision
  • $1,940,000 Settlement - Interstate Trucking Collision 
  • $600,000 Settlement - Surgical Malpractice
  • $1,078,000 Settlement - Insurance Bad Faith
  • $350,000 Settlement - Dramshop Liability/Auto Collision
  • $1,000,000 Settlement - ER Malpractice/Wrongful Death
  • $850,000 Settlement - Auto Collision/Underinsured Motorist
  • $750,000 Settlement - Obstetric Malpractice
  • $1,500,000 Settlement - Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
  • $635,000 Settlement - Obstetric Malpractice
  • $3,500,000 Verdict - Brain Injury
  • $400,000 Settlement - Motorcycle Collision
  • $1,000,000 Settlement - Surgical Malpractice
  • $850,000 Settlement - Auto Collision (Policy Limits)
  • $785,000 Settlement - Orthopedic Malpractice
  • $7,800,000 Settlement - Obstetric Malpractice
  • $700,000 Settlement - Orthopedic Malpractice

Educational Background:

  • DuPont Manual
  • Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, B.A., Major: Philosophy
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Office Location for Steven M. Frederick

161 Chenoweth Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Phone: 502-513-0800

Fax: 502-470-5878

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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