Skip to main content

Richard W. Hay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Somerset, KY

Hay & Knight, PLLC
PO Box 1124
Somerset, KY 42502-1124
Phone: 606-263-1695
Fax: 606-678-4696
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

From the Law Office of Richard Hay, Richard W. Hay focuses exclusively on advocating for people who have suffered a personal injury incident such as a truck accident, car wreck, defective product or medical malpractice. He serves people across the state of Kentucky, offering compassion for clients and taking a hard stance against defendants who have acted negligently.

After receiving an undergraduate from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Hay earned a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified Mr. Hay as a civil trial specialist. Just as comfortable in the courtroom as he is around the negotiation table, he has had widespread success obtaining jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. In those and in state courts as well, Mr. Hay is a relentless champion of justice, striving to secure significant awards for clients.

As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Hay is a member of Public Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Kentucky Association for Justice, the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Hay has been widely recognized as a leader in personal injury law. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Richard W. Hay

First Admitted: 1981, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Trial Lawyers of Public Justice, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • American Justice Association, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky, 1981
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Life Fellow
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association , 2006 - Present


  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates - Kentucky Chapter
  • State Chair – American College of Trial lawyers , 2009 - Present
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Past President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Recipient, Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000

Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Show More
Office Location for Richard W. Hay

PO Box 1124
Somerset, KY 42502-1124

Phone: 606-263-1695

Fax: 606-678-4696

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

Page Generated: 0.420902967453 sec