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Edward Leo Metzger III

Insurance Attorney at Edgewood, KY

5.0   1 review

also known as Lee Metzger

  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 12 years
    Kentucky - KY 12 years
    Ohio - OH 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    Defending insurance companies and their insureds.

  2. Federal crime
    Experienced trial attorney having tried multiple complex cases to verdict. Routinely defends against charges of conspiracy, drug offenses, embezzlement, fraud, identity theft, gun offenses, and white collar offenses.

  3. Personal injury
    Car accident and slip-and-fall cases.

The bulk of my practice is in two areas: federal criminal defense, and insurance defense.  In my federal criminal practice, I help people who are charged with the following crimes:

  1. Conspiracy
  2. Drug offenses, including trafficking and distribution (Examples: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, pills/prescription drugs, methamphetaime)
  3. Embezzlement
  4. False statement in the application/use of a passport
  5. Fraud (Examples: Mail fraud, insurance fraud, bank fraud) 
  6. Gun/Firearm offenses
  7. Identity Theft
  8. Insider Trading
  9. Money Laundering

I also know how to handle criminal appeals, supervised release violations, and Section 2255 motions for postconviction relief. I have tried numerous cases to verdict.  A number of my trials have lasted for multiple weeks and have been designated as "complex" by the federal judiciary.  I am a member of the distinguished Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  This group, which represents indigent defendants upon appointment from the court, consists only of attorneys who really know this area of the law.  

Given my experience in representing defendants, I am also equipped to represent victims of crime.  I frequently represent companies and individuals who are victims of employee theft.  My goal in these cases is to recover the money stolen from my client, which is often in the six figures.  

In my insurance defense practice, I regularly represent individuals and businesses pursuant to automobile and commercial policies.  These cases range in scope from car wrecks to slip-and-falls to breach of contract disputes, and have given me ample opportunity to hone my skills in the courtroom.  

On occasion, I will accept Plaintiff's cases.  My biggest trial victory so far was in a case where I represented a minority shareholder of a local company who did not receive any of the nearly $6 million in proceeds when the company was sold.  We were able to obtain a judgment for the client in excess of one million dollars.  


Cetrulo, Mowery & Hicks P.S.C.
130 Dudley Road, Ste. 200
Edgewood, KY, 41017

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Posted by Dina | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart - Responsive - Effective
I would use Lee again in a heartbeat. Very smart, very responsive and very willing to go the distance regarding my case. I am happy with the result of my case and feel very lucky he was on my team!


  • Hourly Rates $ 175-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC
  • 2010 - Present


  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Benson, et al.
  • Client given home detention in lieu of imprisonment
  • Blankenship v. Summit Country Place Apartments, Ltd.
  • Summary judgment in my client's favor
  • Sisson et al. v. Kenney et al.
  • $1M Judgment in Client's Favor
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  • Kentucky Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Committee Chair
  • KBA Young Lawyers Division
  • 2017


  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy
  • Falling Fertility Rates: The Offspring of the Contraceptive Mentality
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Defending Your First Federal Criminal Case
  • 2017
  • Cincinnati Paralegal Association Fall Meeting
  • Discovery Drafting And Reviewing Essentials
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (11)
Endorse Edward
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lee is an excellent attorney. He is always prepared and conducts himself in a professional manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lee is a zealous advocate for his clients. True to his form, he practices the law with integrity and honor."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lee is a relentless criminal defense attorney who strives to find the truth of the matter, and represents his clients with passion."
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Edgewood Insurance Lawyer Edward Leo Metzger III
Edward Leo Metzger III
Insurance Attorney
Edgewood, KY
Licensed for 13 years