Richard W. Hay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Somerset, KY

Law Offices of Richard W. Hay
 | PO Box 1124, Somerset, KY 42502-1124
Phone: 606-679-2214
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)


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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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

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

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Richard Hay

Admitted: 1981, Kentucky

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Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky
Office Location for Richard W. Hay

PO Box 1124
Somerset, KY 42502-1124

Phone: 606-679-2214


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Last Updated: 11/22/2017

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