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Michael A. Schafer

About me

I went to High School in Louisville, KY and graduated from Trinity High School in 1977. I then obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Louisville in 1981. I graduated from the Brandies School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1985. I now live in Oldham County with my wife, Yulee and my two daughters. I try to keep an active and healthy lifestyle. I enjoy bike riding, lifting weights and skiing, as well as hanging out with my family.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 60%
    27 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    27 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    27 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    27 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Michael Davis

    Mike Schafer is a great lawyer and advocate for his clients. He works hard to get the best possible result, and no stones go unturned if he represents you. Although I am a lawyer in Seattle, Washington, Mike and I belong to a national group of attorneys from all over the country and in Canada. We work together on improving our skills and meeting the client's needs. Mike is devoted to making the client's experience the best possible, and to providing valuable resources for the client so he/she can make the best decision possible about their case. MIke deserves my highest recommendation.


    Christopher Davis Trucking accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Bisnar

    Why is Mike Schafer your best choice for a personal injury attorney in Kentucky? Mike is a true "Southern Gentleman", as well as a skilled professional. He is well mannered, thoughtful, courteous, straight forward, strong and honest, as well as an accomplished personal injury attorney. I have known Mike for some years. He is my law firm's first choice for our clients who need a Kentucky personal injury Lawyer. We made Mike our first choice due to his skill, experience, dedication to the client's best interest and his exceptional track record of success. My wife and I had the great pleasure of going to the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Mike Shafer and his wife, Yulee Shafer. We discovered what "southern hospitality" truly means. They were gracious and accomplished hosts. They took care of us in every possible way while we stayed in Kentucky. Mike is truly your best choice for a personal injury attorney in Kentucky.


    John Bisnar Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


KYAuthorized to practice law198608/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 LawyerThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Louisville's Top LawyersLouisville Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
2010 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2011
2009 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2010
Best Kentucky Attorney Web SiteHiring A Great Lawyer2010
2008 Continuing Legal Education AwardKentucky Bar Association2009
Book Award Law and PsychologyUniversity of Louisville School of Law1985
Book Award Administrative LawUniversity of Louisville1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Schafer Law Office1990 - Present
AttorneyThe O'Bryan Law Firm1988 - 1990
ProsecutorOffice of the Commonwealth's Attorney1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Lawyer AcademyMember2009 - Present
American Justice AssociationMember2005 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationContributing Member2000 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Academy Of JusticePast President1986 - 1995
Louisville Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPast Secretary1986 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gordon v Norton HospitalRemanded for trial
Pedigo v BreenCase was remanded for trial. A victory for the Plaintiff.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PublishersThe Family Survival Guide To A New Driver2013
Word Association PublishersWrongful Death In Kentucky2011
Word Association Publishers7 Potholes That Can Wreck Your Kentucky Accident Case2009
Word Association PublishersWhat You Don't Know About Buying Car Insurance Can Hurt You2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of LouisvilleMarketingOther - Bachelors1981
Trinity High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarDemand Brochures and Colossus2015
Kentucky Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education CommissionColossus, the AMA Guides and Permanent/Surgical Soft Tissue2015
How to Deal with Complications in Personal Injury CasesHow to Maximize the Value of Minimal Impact Soft Tissue Cases (MIST)2015
Demands, Negotiations and Bad FaithDemand Brochures and Colossus2015
Settlement Brochures and COLOSSUS 2014Settlement Brochures, Demands and Negotiations2014
Jeffersontown Optimist ClubCar Accidents and Car Insurance2012
Anti-Bullying Parent Education and AwarenessAnti-Bullying2012
BDB GroupAttorney Marketing2011
Louisville Police Department TrainingSearch Warrants1988
Kentucky Academy of JusticeDefense of a Drug Case1987