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1025 State Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 270-782-8160
Fax: 270-782-5856
E-Mail: Kerrickbachertlaw@kerricklaw.com
www.kerrickbachertlaw.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9547, Bowling Green, KY 42102-9547
Established: 1984

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Automobile
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Accident and Health
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Health Care
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Defense
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About Us
Kerrick Bachert PSC provides legal defense services to many businesses and insurance companies. The defense of an insurance claim requires the ability to negotiate and litigate a variety of legal disputes. Defending claims of bad faith, regulatory infractions, or compensation for auto accidents, premises liability, or other personal injuries require an aggressive defense. Our litigators are prepared to defend a claim to an outcome that is most beneficial to the company.

Providing insurance defense for businesses and insurance companies throughout the state of Kentucky, our experienced litigators have represented clients in cases involving defective products, construction defects, automobile accidents, medical malpractice claims and insurance coverage. Our attorneys are able to asses the value of a claim and your likelihood of success moving forward. Our attorneys are experienced in defending a claim through the trial process but are also capable of negotiating a fair settlement to minimize the expense of litigating a claim, if appropriate.
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Additional Locations
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
2413 Ring Road, Suite 117
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Telephone: 270-737-9088
Fax: 270-769-2905
E-Mail: thulsey@kerrickfirm.com
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Client Information
Counsel For
Western Kentucky University
Insurance Clients
Aetna Life and Casualty CompanyAmerican Family Insurance Group
Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.Century American Insurance Company
Century Surety GroupCincinnati Insurance Company
Crawford & CompanyEmployers Reinsurance Corporation
Executive Risk Specialty Insurance CompanyFireman's Fund Insurance Company
Generali - US BranchGolden Rule Insurance Company
Grange Mutual Casualty CompanyHamilton Mutual Insurance Company
The Hartford Insurance GroupHealth Care Indemnity, Inc.
Kemper National Insurance CompaniesKentucky League of Cities
Kentucky National Insurance CompanyNational American Insurance Company
Nationwide InsuranceNorthland Insurance Company
Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North CarolinaScottsdale Insurance Company
Travelers Insurance CompaniesWestern Surety Company
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Coverage Option Associates
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Personnel Information
Equity Partners
Thomas N. Kerrick
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:tkerrick@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Associations
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., 1977
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1980
Born:1955
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Scott A. Bachert
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:sbachert@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Creditor Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1982
  • Tennessee, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Kentucky Super Lawyers 2008-2015 in Business/Corporate and Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell; AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy
Memberships:
  • Kentucky, Tennessee and Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., History (magna cum laude), 1979
  • University of Kentucky, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1982
Born:1957
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Laura M. Hagan
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:lhagan@kerricklaw.com
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Additional Biographical Details:
Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Associations
  • American Society of Medical Technologists (1987-1993)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.H.S., 1987
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1993
Born:1964
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Shawn Rosso Alcott
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:salcott@kerricklaw.com
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1996
Additional Biographical Details:
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, Geology Department, Western Kentucky University
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Bowling Green/Warren County County Bar Associations
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1990
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1993
Born:1967
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Non-Equity Partner
Matthew P. Cook
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:mcook@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
Education:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. (with honors), 1994
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D. (cum laude), 1998
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Of Counsel
D. Michael Coyle
Bowling Green, KY
Telephone:270-737-9088
E-Mail:dmcoyle@kerricklaw.com
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Master Commisioner and Domestic Relations Commissioner for Hardin Circuit Court, 1996-2002
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Hardin County Bar Associations
Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, Contracts and Commercial Disputes
  • Certified Public Accountant
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., 1962
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1965
Born:1940
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S. Frank Smith, Jr.
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:fsmith@kerricklaw.com
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1963
  • Memphis State University, J.D., 1973
Born:1940
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James D. Harris, Jr
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:jharris@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Negligence
Admitted
  • Alabama, 1967
  • Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997
Additional Biographical Details:
Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2007; Special Justice for the Supreme Court of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky, and Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1965
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1967
Military:
Ret. Col., US Army Reserves; Decorated Vietnam War Veteran
Born:1943
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Norman E. Harned
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:nharned@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates, 2004-Present; Resolutions & Impact Committee, Sections on Tort, Insurance Practice, Litigation, Economics of Law Practice)
  • Kentucky Bar Association (President, 1996-1997, President-Elect, 1995-1996, Vice President, 1994-1995; Board of Governors, 1990-1998; Chair, Workers Compensation Section, 1988-1989; Chair, Bar Center Expansion Committee; Director and Chair, Recruiting and Fundraising Committee; Kentucky Bar Foundation)
  • Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association (President,1986, Secretary, 1985)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Council, 1999-2002)
  • Supreme Court Rules Committee (1999-Present)
  • Fellow, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
  • House of Delegates (2006-Present)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Council, 1999-2002)
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S.M.E., 1962
  • University of Kentucky, LL.B., 1965
Military:
Capt., JAGC, USAF, 1965-1968
Born:1940
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Associates
Ena Viteskic
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:eviteskic@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2014
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2009
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 2012
Language:
  • Bosnian
  • German
Born:1987
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Stephanie M. Livers
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:slivers@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Small Business Services
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2016
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., 1996
  • The University of Tennessee, M.A., 1998
  • The University of Tennessee, M.Ed., 2000
  • The Charlotte School of Law, J.D., 2013
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Kyle Bumgarner
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:kbumgarner@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
Education:
  • Centre College, B.A., 2008
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2011
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Natalie Feldman
Bowling Green, KY
E-Mail:nfeldman@kerricklaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2012
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2009
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D., 2012
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Articles
CyberSquatting - A New Age Form of Blackmail by Laura Hagan
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High Profile Cases
Williams v P.J.'s College of Cosmetology, 2006 WL 3371883; Wilson v. Thyssenkrupp Budd Co., 2005 WL 3116045; Government Employees Ins. Co. v. Winsett, Ky., 153 S.W. 3d 862; Wilson v. Cummings, Ky. Apps., 2004 WL 3017303; State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Marley, Ky., 151 S.W. 3d 33; Hurley v. Bunch, Ky., App., 2004 WL 2149144; Jones v. Lathram, Ky., 150 S.W. 3d 50; Hamlett v. Cowell, Ky. App., 2004 WL1300051; Yusupov v. Allstate, Ky. App., 2004 WL 178394
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Service Areas
Brownsville, Kentucky25 miles
Central City, Kentucky56 miles
Columbia, Kentucky72 miles
Edmonton, Kentucky49 miles
Franklin, Kentucky21 miles
Glasgow, Kentucky32 miles
Hartford, Kentucky45 miles
Hopkinsville, Kentucky60 miles
Morgantown, Kentucky24 miles
Munfordville, Kentucky42 miles
Russellville, Kentucky28 miles
Scottsville, Kentucky25 miles
Tompkinsville, Kentucky62 miles
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)