Attorney Profile: Richard Breen

Richard M. Breen was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and his JD  from the University of Louisville, School of Law in 1979. Richard was then admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association.

Awards

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers in Louisville by Louisville Magazine
  • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Continuing Legal Education Recognition Award
    • Annually, 1981- present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Citation of Excellence -- 1989, 1995

Certification

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy --1989 - Present
    • Board of Directors 1996-2001; Executive Committee 2001
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Appointments
    • Special Justice -- Lewis v. Commonwealth, 92-SC-000165-MR and Chandler v. Commonwealth, 95-SC-282-MR
    • Civil Rules Committee -- 1988-present
    • Time Standards Committee -- 1985
    • Kentucky Bar Association-Continuing Legal Education Commission -- 1991-1993 (Chairman - 1993)

MEMBER, OUTSTANDING LAWYERS OF AMERICA

MEMBER, MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM

REPORTED CASES

  • Dunlap v. University of Kentucky, 716 S.W.2d 219 (1986);
  • Gould, M.D. v. O'Bannon, 770 S.W.2d 220 (1989);
  • Kitchen v. State Auto, Ky. 853 S.W.2d 895 (1993);
  • Mitchell v. Kentucky Farm Bureau, Ky. 927 S.W.2d 343 (1996);
  • Graham v. Warrior Insurance Group 60 F. Supp. 2d 632 (1999);
  • Davidson v. American Freightways, 25 S.W. 3d 94 (2000).

Association Activities

  • Mayor, City of Glenview, KY -- 2007 - 2015
  • Hand in Hand Ministries
    • Board of Directors -- 2004 - 2005
  • Ursuline Campus Schools
    • Board of Trustees -- 2005 - 2007
  • St. Xavier High School
    • Campaign Cabinet -- 2004 - 2010
    • Board of Directors -- 2006 - 2015
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
    • President -- 1989
    • President-Elect -- 1988
    • Vice President -- 1987
    • Treasurer -- 1986
    • Board of Governors -- 1983-present
    • Chair:
      • Amicus Curiae Committee -- 1987-1988
      • Kentucky Attorneys' Political Action Trust -- 1988-1990
      • Political Insight Committee -- 1989
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • State Delegate -- 1992 - 1993
    • Board of Governors -- 1993 - 2000
    • Chair/Co-Chair:
      • State Relations Committee -- 1990-1991
    • Committees:
    • ATLA/NATLE Relations Committee -- 1989-1991
    • Political Insight Committee -- 1989-1990
    • Public Relations Committee -- 1989-1990
    • State Relations Committee -- 1989-1991
    • All-state All-star Seminar Committee -- 1989-1990
    • ATLA PAC Task Force -- 1989-1991&nbsp
  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Chair/Co-Chair:
      • Legal Medical Committee -- 1984-1986
    • Committees:
      • Public Relations and Bar Media Committee --1984-1985
      • Rules Committee -- 1980-1981
      • Convention Bar Committee -- 1982-1983

Publications

  • Editor Kentucky Circuit Court Local Rules -- 1991
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Cause of Action Manual -- Medical Negligence -- 1990
  • Handling a Bad Faith Case in Kentucky -- 1990
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists and Bad Faith Update -- 1990
  • Automobile Insurance and Third-Party Coverages in Kentucky -- 1989
  • Big Truck Wrecks -- Discover the Truck Driver's Background -- 1989
  • Payment of No-Fault Benefits -- 1989
  • Sovereign Immunity Does Not Bar Claims Against Individuals For Their Torts -- 1989
Kelly
Richard is a great guy. He's a great lawyer. He was there for me when I needed him. He was also there for my mom's accident a few years ago. He helped us through a really hard time. Richard is very down to earth. He spends the time and he goes through the process with you to make sure you feel comfortable... to make sure you feel protected and you know all of our rights and responsibilities. I have a lot of confidence and trust in Richard. I know he would be there to help no matter what. If I knew anyone that was in an accident, I would definitely recommend Richard as their lawyer.
— Kelly

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