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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


400 West Market Street, Suite 2300, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3354

Established: 1895

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice

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About Us

Attorneys at Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP have over one hundred years of background and experience in providing legal services and for well over forty five years, the Firm has carried an "AV" rating in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP, was originally founded in 1895 as Blakey, Quinn & Lewis. Through the early 1900s, the Firm acted as adjusters with authority to settle claims on behalf of insurance companies. Mr. Joseph E. Stopher was one of the first attorneys associated with the firm to try cases beginning in the 1940s. Since that time, the firm has become known as one of the ‘Most Prolific Trial Law Firms’ in the state according to The Kentucky Trial Court Review.

The Firm became known as Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP in April of 1993, coinciding with the move of the Firm’s Louisville office to the Aegon Center at Fourth and Market Streets. Although the Firm name has undergone five alterations since its inception, the firm has never merged in its history making it somewhat unique. All growth has been internal.

Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP is the eighth largest law firm in Kentucky and was one of the first law firms in Kentucky to open satellite offices expanding to Lexington, Kentucky in the early 1940s and opening an office in Paducah, Kentucky one year later. In the 1980s, Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP opened offices in Pikeville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana, providing legal representation throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Throughout its 115 year history, the Firm has successfully defended major corporations in high profile jury trials. The Firm’s efforts have earned numerous awards and other recognitions. In addition to its AV rating, the highest available in the nationally published Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, fourteen of the Firm’s attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America and two of the Firm’s members have been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers. U.S. News & World Report recently named the Firm as one of the best law firms in the United States.

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Additional Locations

  • New Albany, Indiana
  • Elsby East Building
  • 400 Pearl Street, Suite 204
  • New Albany, Indiana 47150
    • Telephone: 812-948-5053
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • 444 West Second Street
  • Lexington, Kentucky 40507
    • Telephone: 859-252-6721
    • Fax: 859-253-1445
  • Paducah, Kentucky
  • 410 Broadway Street
  • Paducah, Kentucky 42001
    • Telephone: 270-442-4369
    • Fax: 270-442-4689

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


Herbert F. Boehl — (1894-1986)

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Arthur J. Deindoefer — (1907-1990)

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Raymond O. Harmon — (1918-1990)

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James M. Graves — (1912-1994)

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William M. Newman, Jr. — (1949-1995)

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Joseph E. Stopher — (1914-2006)

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Larry J. Johnson — (1940-2010)

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Edward H. Stopher

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1968
Memberships:
  • American and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
Education:
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1968

Born: 1943

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Nolan Carter, Jr.

Lexington, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1962
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1962

Born: 1938

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Robert E. Stopher

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1977
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1977

Born: 1952

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Raymond G. Smith

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1977
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 1977

Born: 1951

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Walter E. Harding

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1979
Education:
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1978

Born: 1952

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Richard L. Walter

Paducah, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1980
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1980

Born: 1955

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Guillermo A. Carlos

Lexington, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1982
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1982

Born: 1956

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Jeffrey L. Hansford

New Albany, IN
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1987
Education:
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1987

Born: 1953

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Matthew Hunter Jones

New Albany, IN
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1987
Memberships:
  • American, Indiana State and Floyd County Bar Associations
  • National Association of Life Underwriters
Education:
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1987

Born: 1961

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Richard W. Edwards

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1988
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1988

Born: 1961

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David T. Klapheke

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1988
  • Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1990
Memberships:
  • American, Minnesota State and Kentucky Bar Associations
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A. (with distinction), 1985
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1988

Born: 1964

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Rod D. Payne

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1997
Memberships:
  • Louisville Bar Association
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., 1994
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1997

Born: 1967

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Scott A. Davidson

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1994
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1994

Born: 1970

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Tiara B. Shoter

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • Kentucky, 1998
Education:
  • Barnard College, B.A., 1993
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1996

Born: 1971

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Earl L. Martin

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2000
Memberships:
  • Louisville Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1996
  • Emory University, J.D., 1999

Born: 1973

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David E. Crittenden

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1996
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1992
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1995

Born: 1971

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Matthew B. Gay

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1998
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1995
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1998

Born: 1973

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Edwin A. Jones

Paducah, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and McCracken Bar Associations
Education:
  • Evangel University, B.A., 1987
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1990

Born: 1964

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Michael S. Jackson

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1994
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1991
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1994

Born: 1969

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Curtis P. Moutardier

New Albany, IN
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2002
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A. (with distinction), 1996
  • Indiana University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2002

Born: 1974

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James Cooper

Lexington, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1986
Education:
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1986

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Craig Z. Clymer

Paducah, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1988
Education:
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1988

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Associates



Robert M. Brooks

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1981
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1981

Born: 1956

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Charles D. Walter

Paducah, KY
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1986
  • Kentucky, 1988
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State, Kentucky and McCracken County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961

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Robert D. Bobrow

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1995
Memberships:
  • Louisville Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Louisville, B.A., 1983
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1995

Born: 1960

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Charles H. Stopher

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • Louisville Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2001
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2005

Born: 1979

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Michelle Duncan

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
  • Kentucky Women's Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.B.A., 2004
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2008

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William Lucas McCall

Paducah, KY
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2011
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and McCracken County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Murray State University, B.S., 2001
  • Southern Illinois University Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2010

Born: 1979

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Todd P. Greer

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2012
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A./B.A. (with honors), 2004
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D. (cum laude), 2008

Born: 1982

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E. Michael Ooley

New Albany, IN
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1986
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D., 1993

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Chastity R. Beyl

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2012
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A., 1998
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

Born: 1975

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Michael Erena

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2014
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
Education:
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014

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Mark Roth

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2016
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2016

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Clay Turner

Louisville, KY

Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2013
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
Education:
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2013

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Tyson P. Schroeder

New Albany, IN
Admitted
  • Indiana, 2009
Education:
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 2009

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