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Firm Overview

I have been in private practice since 2006. My wife and I established Hatfield Law Firm in 2008. We represent clients in a variety of legal situations including: personal injury, car and truck accidents, wrongful death, probate, divorce, and custody matters. We also handle real estate transactions and estate planning. We pride ourselves on providing aggressive representation as well as comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized service. Both of our attorneys are also Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys (felony prosecutors) for the 42nd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky.

Example cases

Six-figure auto accident settlement. Part of this case included setting up a structured settlement and conservatorship for a minor child.

Uninsured motorist claim with tricky basic reparations and workers compensation issues. My client recovered medical expenses, lost wages, and money for pain and suffering.

Main Office

Main
309 N. 4th Street
Murray  KY  42071

Phone
  • (270) 759-3954
Fax
  • (270) 759-3955

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer free consultation for plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Please call.

Hourly Rates

Please call.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I find the areas of law I practice rewarding and challenging.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think the client should strive to be involved in his or her case. A client who recognizes important facts and information, and passes those items along to the attorney, helps to maximize recovery.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I would be glad to review any information a client brings to me.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I think representing oneself is risky and generally a bad idea, even for lawyers. I would advise against hiring a lawyer to coach a client through a case.

Matthew Hatfield

I worked as a staff attorney and clerk for the Honorable David Buckingham of the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 2004 to 2006.

My wife and I are partners in Hatfield Law Firm. We support each other on all of our cases. So, when you hire one of us, you hire both of us.

I grew up around the healthcare industry. I have access to physicians and can pick their brains (unofficially) on medical matters when needed.

I provide a personal touch to every case. When available, I answer my own telephone calls and I greet clients personally when they walk through the door.

Personal interests:

Reading, traveling, working with computers; I also like outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and gardening.

License
  • Bar Number:
    Kentucky
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2004
    Saint Louis, MO
    Moot Court I, Moot Court II, and Moot Court Student Judge.
  • Tulane University
    Bachelor of Arts , 2001
    New Orleans, LA

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