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A Team of Veteran Attorneys

At Travis Herbert & Stempien you will find a team of veteran attorneys with decades of experience in a wide range of legal matters. When you turn to our law firm for help, you will be teamed up with the attorney who is most capable of facilitating your success.

W. Cliff Travis
Founding Partner
ctravis@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Law
Business Litigation
Contract Law
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Extra-Contractual Litigation
Etc.

Bar Admissions:
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
M.A. from University of Oklahoma
B.A. from University of Louisville

Professional Memberships:
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates (former Kentucky president, national director)
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel (former president)
Louisville Bar Foundation (former president)
St. Matthews Rotary Club
University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Association

Awards:
American Trial Lawyers Association “Kentucky Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
AV rated by Martindale-Hubble
Kentucky Monthly “Top Lawyer”
Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyer”
Most active trial firms in Kentucky
National Association of Distinguished Counsel “Nation’s Top One Percent” of practicing lawyers
“Super Lawyer”
Shawnee High School Hall of Fame
Louisville Bar Association Annual Service Award
Rotary Club Outstanding Community Volunteer
Who’s Who Among Practicing Attorneys biography
Who’s Who in American Law biography

Publications:
No-Fault Automobile Law, A comprehensive Guide for Kentucky Lawyers Co-Author
Admissibility of Evidence, A Manual for Kentucky Trial Lawyers

Other Interests:
Executive Club of Louisville
Leadership Louisville
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors (1984-1986)
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force Reserve
Sportsman’s Supper Club (1987-2013)
St. Matthews/East Jefferson County Business Association
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Board of Directors (1980-1985)
Trinity High School Board of Trustees (1985-1988)
University of Louisville Alumni Association Board of Directors (1982-2001)
And many others

Valerie W. Herbert
Founding Partner
vherbert@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Bad Faith Litigation
Business Law
Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
B.A. from University of Notre Dame

Representative Case:
Hoke v. Cullinan Kentucky Supreme Court 1995

Professional Memberships:
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Middletown Chamber of Commerce
SMABA

Seminar:
Defending the Soft Tissue Injury Case

Other Interests:
Assumption Alumnae Club
Louisville Bar Association Public Service Committee
Notre Dame Alumni Association

Brian D. Stempien
Managing Partner
bstempien@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Law
Business Litigation
Contract Law
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
B.A. from Vanderbilt University

Awards:
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019-2020

Other Interests:
United States Marine Corps Reserves Lieutenant Colonel

Jennifer A. Peterson
Associate
jpeterson@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Professional Liability
Employment Law
Family Law

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
B.A. from University of Louisville

Other Interests:
Counsel on Litigation Management
Kentucky Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Volunteering

Jessica M. Stemple
Associate
jstemple@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
California Bar Association

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
B.A. from University of Louisville

Other Interests:
Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana
The Center for Women and Families
University of Louisville Law Review

Michael P. Reilly
Associate
mreilly@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education:
J.D. from University of Dayton
B.A. from University of Kentucky

Representative Case:
Legal Malpractice – Walser v. Mauzy, 2005
Motor Vehicle Accident – Meyer v. Collingwood, 2008
Premises Liability – Lewis v. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Louisville, 2006
Uninsured Motorist Insurance – Shelter Mutual Insurance v. Arnold, 2005
Worker’s Compensation – Butler v. Hardin Mem. Hosp., 2008

Seminars:
HIPAA: Paralegals’ Guide
Healthcare Subrogation

Publications:
Things You ‘Auto’ Know: Recent Developments in the Coots Procedures and UIM

Other Interests:
CLM (Claims & Litigation Management Alliance)

Charlton C. Hundley
Of Counsel
chundley@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Formation
Business Law
Elder Law
Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law
Etc.

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education:
J.D. from University of Kentucky
B.A. from Western Kentucky University

Other Interests:
Election Protection

Galen L. Clark
Of Counsel
gclark@thattorneys.com

Areas of Practice:
Business Formation
Business Law
Business Litigation
Driving Under the Influence
Insurance Defense
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

Bar Admissions:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education:
J.D. from University of Louisville
M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Paralegal Diploma from Sullivan University
B.A. from University of Louisville

Pro Bono:
Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky legal advisor

Seminars:
Advanced Trial Tactics
Damages in Personal Injury
Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation
Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies
Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: The Ultimate Guide

Other Interests:
Boy Scouts of America (former)
Lion’s Club (former)
Rotary Club
Saint John United Methodist Church, Safe Sanctuaries Chair