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Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Richard Breen Law Offices, P.S.C. is a law firm with deep roots in Louisville. Richard is a fifth generation Louisvillian. Since 1979 Richard Breen has been representing clients across the state of Kentucky in personal injury cases.
We represent individuals for personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, insurance, and much more.
Richard Breen is a fifth generation Louisvillian, and 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 bought 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, and continued his legal education."
"I was a Deputy Sheriff, a bailiff," he says. " It doubled the income I had been making as a law clerk. I got to meet all the judges, all the clerks, all the prosecutors. I learned my way around district court. Some of the judges really helped me out later, by appointing me on misdemeanor cases."
Then Breen joined Louisville's oldest Plaintiff's personal injury law firm.
"I used to cut the partner's grass when I was a kid," says Breen. "I had always admired him and looked up to him. He was my mentor." Then himself a Partner in the firm, Breen honed his personal injury law skills. "I always wanted to try damage cases in front of juries," he says.
In 1993 after 13 years with the firm, he decided to set up his own practice. He opened Richard Breen Law Offices P.S.C., which now consists of Breen and associates. The firm is engaged almost exclusively in representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. "The office is not too big, we all get along well with each other, and work really hard for our clients."
He says 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 from his mentor: "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," Breen says. Breen believes his strongest suit as a litigator is case preparation. He's not afraid of hard work, and tries to be creative. He moved to a suburban office 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 civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Richard is a SUPERLAWYER, and repeatedly named by Louisville Magazine as a Top Lawyer. 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.
Mike... "My daughter was seriously injured in an automobile accident. She was hospitalized for approximately a month. She's very, very fortunate that she made it through. I called a neighbor of mine who used to work for Richard and asked if he was a good attorney. She said, "he's a no nonsense attorney that treats you just like family"... and it's true. You definitely need a professional to take care of these matters for you. I couldn't have done it without Richard's help. My advice to anyone involved in a serious accident is to contact Richard as soon as possible because the insurance companies are not your buddies." Diane... "He's a really good lawyer and I put all my trust in him... he's always there for you. I'd recommend him to anybody"— Mike & Diane
We work to get your car fixed, get you a rental, get your medical expenses paid, and your lost wages back. Let us do the paperwork and handle the insurance company. Let us talk to the insurance adjusters.You worry about getting well.
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