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Richard Martin Breen

Richard Martin Breen

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Personal Injury

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Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Richard Breen Law Offices, P.S.C. is an aggressive law firm with deep roots in the Louisville community. Since 1979, Richard Breen has been representing clients across the state of Kentucky, and today is engaged almost exclusively in representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases.


Who Our Louisville Accident Attorneys Represent


We represent people, individuals, not insurance companies, for car wrecks, tractor trailer crashes, construction site claims, wrongful death, insurance claims, class actions and much more.


Our Personal Injury Firm’s Story


Richard Breen was nine years old when he decided he wanted to be a lawyer when he grew up.


Several years later, as a freshman at Louisville's St. Xavier High School, Breen chose a St. Xavier jersey with the number 79, he says, "because that was the year that I would graduate from law school."


When Breen finished law school at the University of Louisville, in 1979 of course, he took a temporary job with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office while he studied for the Bar exam. Not long after he was admitted to the bar, Breen joined a respected personal injury firm. As a Partner in the firm, Breen started with a broad practice that evolved into personal injury law. "I always wanted to try damage cases in front of juries."


In 1993 he decided to set up his own practice. He opened Richard M. Breen Law Offices, which now consists of Breen and one associate. The firm is engaged almost exclusively in representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. "The office is not too big and we all get along well with each other and work really hard for our clients."


90 to 95 percent of his cases are settled before trial, "because most of my clients are reasonable, good-hearted people who will usually take a fair offer. If a fair offer doesn't come, then we represent them on their day in court."


Still, Breen says he never forgets some advice he long ago: If you prepare a case for trial, a settlement can happen any time along the way.


"So I've always tried to get a case ready for trial from the get-go. I’m not afraid of hard work and I try to be creative."


Breen has been very active in the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, now Kentucky Justice Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now American Association for Justice.


He moved to a suburban office building for the convenience of his clients, some of whom "don't like the hassles of going downtown."


Every client's case is personally handled or supervised by Richard Breen, a certified personal injury specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


The firm is AV-Rated (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Richard Breen Law Offices is committed to protecting the rights of injured accident victims. The firm never represents insurance companies or product manufacturers, only people.


For free answers to your questions about accidents and injuries, visit our site: www.richardbreen.com or email us as richard@breen.org

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    35 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • William J. Driscoll

    I endorse this lawyer. RIchard Breen is a well respected personal injury lawyer in the Louisville community, and known to effectively advocate for his clients.

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    William Driscoll Employee Benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact Info

2950 Breckenridge Lane Suite 3
Louisville, KY

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law197904/03/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyers in LouisvilleLouisville Magazine2012
Kentucky Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRichard Breen Law Offices1993 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
City of GlenviewMayorN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Cause of Action ManualMedical NegligenceN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Louisville - Brandeis School of LawN/AN/A1979
Vanderbilt UniversityN/AN/A1976