Personal Injury

The phrase “personal injury lawyer” conjures up some pretty unflattering images in the minds of most people, and sometimes with good reason.  But the fact of the matter is that people who have sustained serious injury do need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.  This is an area in which we excel.

Our approach is to carefully select legitimate cases in which we can offer personalized attention and excellent service to bring about the best result.  Experience has taught us that because each case is unique, our clients appreciate the kind of one-on-one attention that our selective approach allows.

Our clients tend to be everyday people who have suffered harm and whose number one goal is to simply return to their normal lives to the greatest extent possible.  They tend to say things like:

  •    “I’m not really a lawsuit kind of person.”
  •    “I’m not trying to take advantage of anyone.”
  •    “I never dreamed that I would ever need a lawyer for something like this.”

This is exactly the sort of client we are proud to stand beside. In doing so, we balance maximizing case value with minimizing disruption.

Brian L. Schuette

Managing Partner Kentucky Office

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Brian Schuette is a seasoned civil litigator with over 25 years of law practice experience. He is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell. As the managing partner of the Kentucky office of CSA, Brian oversees the firm’s personal injury and general civil litigation practice. He has handled many wrongful death and serious personal injury cases, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall, product liability and dog bite cases. The majority of Brian’s cases come from client or attorney referrals. Brian is trained as a mediator (Rule 31 Listed in Tennessee) and Christian conciliator (alternative dispute resolution for churches and church members). This training has been a useful tool for Brian as he works with individual and business clients to achieve excellent results as efficiently as possible.

Larry L. Crain

Senior Partner Tennessee Office

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Larry L. Crain is a nationally recognized constitutional lawyer and frequent lecturer, and commentator.  He has litigated, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Crain’s concern for First Amendment issues, particularly the rights of individuals to be free of religious discrimination, led him early in his legal career to serve as General Counsel for the Rutherford Institute and later as Senior Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice where he litigated a broad spectrum of constitutional issues on a national level before the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the Supreme Court of Tennessee. His litigation experience on issues of constitutional law spans 26 states

Amanda L. Blakeman, Partner Kentucky Office

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Upon graduating from law school in 2002, Amanda joined the firm of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore, P.S.C. (BOAM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky as a full time attorney. At BOAM, Amanda practiced in the areas of insurance defense litigation, bankruptcy, education and school law and banking law. In 2015, Amanda joined CRAIN|SCHUETTE ATTORNEYS. Amanda is licensed to practice in all state courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Ms. Blakeman is also licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association.

Ashlea Shepherd Porter, Partner Kentucky Office

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In 2012, Ashlea opened her own practice in Bowling Green. Since then, Ashlea has focused on serving families in adoptions, divorces, domestic violence proceedings, and dependency, neglect and abuse actions. Ashlea also serves as a private mediator, and donates her time to the Pro Bono Mediation Project in Warren County for families who are unable to afford the mediation process. Most recently, in 2017, Ashlea joined Crain | Schuette Attorneys and has expanded her areas of practice to include criminal defense, personal injury, product liability tort actions, and general civil litigation.