Richard Hay

Richard Hay

Somerset, Kentucky

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Kentucky

Honors and Awards

  • Past President, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates - Kentucky Chapter
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Recipient, Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000
  • State Chair – American College of Trial lawyers , 2009 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association , 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member
  • American Justice Association, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyers of Public Justice, Member
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Life Fellow