Amos v. Clubb/ Clubb v. Amos, Oldham Circuit Court
Countersued for malicious prosecution after defending Will Contest successfully in both Circuit and Appeals Court. Mr. Schoen’s clients settled for over twice the property (and dollar value) they were originally entitled to under the probated Will. See Amos v. Clubb NO. 2007-CA-001181-MR; Amos v. Clubb NO. 2009-CA-001544-MR; and Clubb v, Amos NO. 06-CI-00806.
Bennet v. Ditto, 204 S.W. 3d 145 (KY. APP.)
Mr. Schoen represented a client who was a beneficiary of a Holographic (or handwritten) Will. After the trial Court denied recognition of the Holographic Will, Mr. Schoen appealed. The Kentucky Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with Mr. Schoen and his client. The handwritten will, in its entirety, was approved as the law of the Decedent’s estate to the benefit of Key Schoen’s client.
Goff v. Edwards, 2021-SC-0452-MR.
The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a unanimous published opinion in favor of Mr. Schoen’s clients regarding subject matter jurisdiction issues.
Richardson v. Louisville Metro, 260 S.W. 3d. 777 (KY. 2008)
Mr. Schoen represented a police officer before the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Court ruled unanimously in favor of Mr. Schoen’s client, creating seminal law that established local government’s obligation to provide legal defense to police officers sued in civil suits.
Jefferson v. Jefferson Co. Public Schools, Jefferson Circuit Court, Case No. 00-CI-0051
2004 Landmark case against Jefferson County Public Schools resulting in $4.2 million dollar jury verdict. Mr. Schoen defended schoolteacher Norma Jean Jefferson after being falsely maligned in the local media for months, and effectively forced into retirement by the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) System. This legal matter was showcased in an article “Lawyers Weekly USA” in March, 2004.
United States v. Ayala, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 43 M.J. 296 (1995) NO. 94-0369
Mr. Schoen represented the U.S. Army before the highest Court of Military Appeals in the United States. Mr. Schoen was selected to provide oral arguments to the Court while witnessed by the student body at West Point Military Academy. The Court ruled in favor of Mr. Schoen’s client and the criminal conviction was affirmed.
Defense Counsel U.S. Army Jag Corp.
Defended U.S. Army soldiers for two years (1992 and 1993) in Court Martial proceedings in Germany. Had over 70% acquittal rate.
Areas of Practice
- Probate Estate and Trust Administration
- Estate and Trust Disputes/litigation
- Estate Planning – Wills; Living Wills; Power of Attorney; Trusts
Of Counsel to the following:
- Kentucky Supreme Court, 1990
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1995
- U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1995
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1995
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1991
- U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1991
Center College, Danville, Kentucky
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Psychology, 1985
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Economics, 1985
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
- Juris Doctorate Degree, 1990
- 2017 Recognized for Lifetime Achievement Award as “America’s Top 100 Attorney for Kentucky”
- Requested to, and have given, numerous seminars to Attorney audiences regarding Estate matters.
- Admitted to Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2004
- The Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army, 1995
- Judge Paul M. Brosman Award, rated Highest Criminal Law Student at Judge Advocate Basic Course, 1991
- Honor Graduate – Commandant’s List, Judge Advocate Basic Course, 1991
- Outstanding Oral Advocate, Moot Court Competition, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1988
- Thomas P. Bell Scholarship, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1987 – 1988
- Recipient, various Scholarship Awards – Centre College, 1983 – 1985
Mr. Schoen was raised in a family of nine (9) children and attended Catholic schools from Kindergarten through High School. Mr. Schoen is proud of this heritage, and supports numerous Catholic schools in the Louisville area, to include:
Our Lady of Lourdes
St. Gabriel the Archangel
St. John Paul II
Trinity High School