Rebecca R. Schafer

Rebecca has nearly a decade of experience in representing doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers in litigation including personal injury, contract, and regulatory matters. She also has a background in product liability defense, notably obtaining a dismissal on summary judgment in such a case in June 2015, a rare occurrence under Kentucky’s legal standard. Originally from Minnesota, Rebecca graduated from the College of Saint Benedict cum laude with a B.A. in Computer Science. Prior to obtaining her law degree from the University of Minnesota in 2007, she worked as a Software Engineer for Thomson Reuters, providing her with a technical edge that comes in handy for e-discovery issues. 

Rebecca moved to Kentucky in 2007 and began practicing in the area of long-term care defense. She has been recognized from 2013 – 2017 by Kentucky Super Lawyers as one of the top rated health care defense attorneys in Kentucky and as Louisville Outstanding Volunteer Attorney in 2010. In addition to the practice of law, she also enjoys serving on the Hosparus Gala Planning Committee, attempting to golf as a member of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, and volunteering with Louisville Legal Aid Society. Rebecca serves as an officer for the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors and Chair of the KBA Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee.

More About Rebecca


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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