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Rebecca R. SchaferAssociate
PRACTICE GROUPS AND INDUSTRY AREAS
Ms. Schafer is a trial attorney in the firm’s Louisville, Kentucky office. She has a broad base of experience that includes representing a leading national grocery chain in premises liability and collections matters, defending health care and long term care facilities in complex litigation, overseeing complex products liability lawsuits for a consumer and industrial products manufacturer, and representing a variety of commercial clients in cases involving wrongful death, mass tort litigation, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, contract claims and various other tort and general liability claims.
Ms. Schafer graduated Cum Laude in 2002 from The College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota with a B.A. in Computer Science. Ms. Schafer worked as a software engineer at Thomson Reuters from 2000 through 2006, a field which has aided her greatly in dealing with issues of e-discovery.
She earned her law degree in 2007 from the University of Minnesota School of Law. As part of her legal studies, Ms. Schafer traveled to New Zealand and Australia, where she studied international law at the renowned Monash University. Ms. Schafer enjoys volunteering with the Louisville Legal Aid Society and regularly represents domestic violence victims in evidentiary hearings.
In 2013, Ms Schafer was elected Secretary - Treasurer of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyer Division. She is also a member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, and the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.
In 2010 she received the Louisville Legal Aid Society’s award for Outstanding Volunteer Attorney. Ms. Schafer was the 4th District Representative for the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section from 2010 – 2011 and currently serves as an At-Large Representative.
College of St. Benedict, B.A. Computer Science – Cum Laude (2002)
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (2007)
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association