Attorney Richard Hay

Richard Hay is a certified trial specialist as well as Past President of the Kentucky Justice Association. He has skillfully handled over 60 jury trials, winning multiple million-dollar verdicts.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Kentucky

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • Past President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates – Kentucky Chapter
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 – present (Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Recipient, Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000
  • State Chair – American College of Trial lawyers, 2009
  • Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association, 2006 – 2010
  • Past President Pulaski County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • American Justice Association, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Associatin, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Member and Life Fellow
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Publications and Presentations

Richard has authored hundreds of articles, outlines, and presentations on the topics of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, medical negligence, etc.

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Richard Hay