Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


1025 State Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

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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Client Information

Counsel For

  • Western Kentucky University

    Insurance Clients

    Non-Insurance Clients

    • Coverage Option Associates

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      Personnel Information

      Owners


      Thomas N. Kerrick

      Bowling Green, KY

      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

      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

      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

      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 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

      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

      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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      James D. Harris, Jr

      Bowling Green, KY

      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

      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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      Directors



      Ena Viteskic

      Bowling Green, KY

      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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      Kyle Bumgarner

      Bowling Green, KY

      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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      Associates



      Stephanie M. Livers

      Bowling Green, KY

      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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      Natalie Feldman

      Bowling Green, KY

      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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