Sheila Hiestand

Sheila Hiestand

American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Kentucky
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As a college basketball player who started in two final four appearances, Sheila knows the importance of hard work, drive and heart. Sheila—aka “The Lady Litigator” for her tenacity in court—is dedicated to helping women and their families through the very difficult process of personal injury claims. She has served as the president of the Kentucky trial lawyers with the Kentucky Justice Association and has worked tirelessly to fight for injured people for more than 20 years. This includes several trials with extraordinary results for her clients, such as a 2013 auto accident case where she earned a $743,000 verdict. The jury returned the unanimous verdict in favor of the client, assessing damages for medical care and expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent injury. After graduating from Centre College, Sheila received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky School of Law. Soon after she was recognized as the Fayette County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer and was rated an “AV Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell®. She has also been recognized among the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky; as Top Lawyer by Louisville Magazine, and has received a long list of awards. Bio PicWhen not practicing law, Sheila enjoys spending time with her three children and husband and loves to compete in triathlons and Ironman competitions. She plays viola, violin, cello and piano and is a past member of the Lexington Singers. Sheila is also fluent in Spanish and has volunteered at the Federal Correctional Institute to assist Spanish-speaking inmates with legal matters pro bono.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Young Lawyers
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Kentucky
American Society of Legal Advocates
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Member
Lawyers of Distinction
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Nation's Top 1%
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
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Rated Perfect 10
AVVO
- Current
Honoree
Top 100 Trial Lawyers American Trial Lawyers Association
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Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Current
AV Rated
Martindale Hubble
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Past President
Kentucky Justice Association
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I have served as treasurer, secretary, vice president, president elect, President, and immediate past president, and have worked tirelessly with Kentucky Justice Association to make access to the courts available to all citizens of Kentucky
Top 100 Attorney Award
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
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Member
American Association for Justice
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Top Lawyer
Global Directory of Who's Who
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Honoree
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
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Top Lawyer
Top Lawyers Louisville Magazine
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Past President Young Lawyers Section and Member of Board of Governors
Kentucky Bar Association
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Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Honors: Rouse Scholarship for Outstanding Third Year Law Student
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Centre College
B.A. (1990) | English/Spanish
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Honors: WIAC Oustanding Female Athlete Entering Law School; Rouse Scholarship to University of Kentucky College of Law; Centre College Trustee Scholar; Athletic Hall of Fame
Activities: Captain of Centre College Women's Basketball with Two Final Four Appearances 1989 and 1990; Prinicipal Violist for Centre College Symphony Orchestra; Song Leader of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority; Centre Singers; SAE Sweetheart
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Professional Associations
Kentucky State Bar
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
108 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
USA
Telephone: (800) 254-4444
Fax: (502) 654-7022