Richard W. Hay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Somerset, KY

Hay & Knight, PLLC
 | PO Box 1124, Somerset, KY 42502-1124
Phone: 606-679-2214
Fax: 606-678-4696
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
    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 - Products: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: 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, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Richard Hay

    Admitted: 1981, Kentucky

    Professional Webpage:


    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Kentucky
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    Office Location for Richard W. Hay

    PO Box 1124
    Somerset, KY 42502-1124

    Phone: 606-679-2214

    Fax: 606-678-4696

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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