Mike Risley is Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy Group and former Chair of the Louisville office’s Litigation Service Group. A seasoned litigator, Mike frequently appears before both state and federal appellate courts. He also has deep experience in disputes involving insurance bad faith and coverage, ERISA, and commercial and employment-related matters. Mike currently is serving the firm as Louisville Office Executive Member and is a former member of the firm’s Management Committee.
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Office Executive Member, Louisville Office
Appellate Advocacy group, Co-Chair
Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member
Business Acceptance Committee, Member
Diversity Committee, Former Member
Louisville Litigation Service Group, Former Chair
Management Committee, Former Member
Better Business Bureau of Greater Louisville, General Counsel
Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, Church Attorney
St. Francis School, former long-term Board of Trustees member
University of Kentucky Fellow
Mike serves as General Counsel to the Better Business Bureau of Greater Louisville. He is a Church Attorney for the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, and a former long-time member of the Board of Trustees of St. Francis School, an independent school located in Louisville.
Mike spends some of his time away from the office travelling, being an avid sports fan, and serving at his Church. In addition, while a notoriously bad golfer, Mike will long be remembered for winning the closest to the pin contest at the 2005 Louisville Bar Association annual golf outing.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice (2011-21)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Law (2017)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-20)
Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" for Insurance Law (2013, 2014, 2016)
Finance Monthly, Fintech Awards Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year (2019)