Rebecca R. Schafer

Rebecca has zealously advocated on behalf of doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers for nearly twenty years. Prior to obtaining her law degree from the University of Minnesota, she worked as a software engineer for Thomson Reuters. She was selected by Super Lawyers® as one of the top-rated health care defense attorneys in Kentucky for five consecutive years and in 2024 was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for her expertise in medical malpractice defense. In 2019 she was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the Kentucky Bar Association. 

From 2016 – 2017 she was the Chair of the Kentucky Young Lawyers and a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors. She currently serves on the Kentucky Attorneys’ Advertising Commission and as Chair of the DRI Senior Living Program.

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J.D. University of Minnesota, 2007

B.A. College of Saint Benedict, 2002


Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2007

U.S. District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, 2007

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2007

U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana, 2013

Professional Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
– Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee
– Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors

Louisville Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities


Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 to present

Judicial Externs for Judge Janet N. Poston, Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District

  • New Rule Impedes Discovery Regarding Long-Term Care Facility Surveys, Louisville Bar Briefs, October 2009, Volume 09, No. 10
  • Practical Tips for Jury Selection in Civil Litigation, co-authored with Ernest H. Jones, II, Kentucky Law Updates CLE 2014
  • The Line Between Client and Conflict, Kentucky Law Updates CLE 2016
  • Social Media and eDiscovery Evidence, Kentucky Law Updates CLE 2016
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Kentucky Bar Association Bench & Bar Magazine, July/August 2016
Community Involvement
  • Executive Women’s Golf Association
  • Louisville Legal Aid, Outstanding Lawyer 2010
  • Hosparus Gala Planning Committee

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