McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC

Louisville Injury Lawyer-Aggressive Personal Injury Representation

Firm Overview

The swift, often life-changing nature of personal injury events is something with which far too many of us are familiar. Without notice, a normal activity or outing can turn into a truly tragic event, throwing entire families into chaos. When harm such as this is the result of another person or party's negligent acts or omissions, the feelings of frustration and anger are only compounded.

Because personal injuries can produce severe physical, financial, and psychological trauma that last for years, the law provides victims the right to pursue compensation as well as accountability from those found to be responsible. A Louisville injury lawyer can serve as the trusted advocate injured individuals need in order to begin the process of recovery.

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC Attorneys at Law are ready to fight for you. We will use our knowledge, experience and passion for the law to help get you the compensation you deserve. We are highly experienced litigators. Unlike other law firms that just want to settle cases quickly, we want to do whatever it takes for you to receive the highest compensation for your injury, trauma or lossand often that means fighting for you in court.
There are seemingly endless ways in which the negligence of others can lead to debilitating harm, though there seem to be certain categories which tend to occur with greater frequency than others. Some of the most typical situations leading to personal injury lawsuits include:

-Car Accidents
-Workers' Compensation
-Medical Malpractice
-Motorcycle Accident
-Nursing Home Abuse
-Wrongful Death
-Slip and Falls
-Premises Liability
-Truck Accident
-Catastrophic Injury
-Product Liability

Main Office

Main Office
108 Browns Lane
Louisville , KY 40207


(502) 233-8385

Personal Injury

Workers Compensation

Medical Malpractice

Sheila Hiestand

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC

As a college basketball player who started in two final four appearances, Sheila knows the importance of hard work, drive and heart. Sheilaaka "The Lady Litigator" for her tenacity in courtis 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.

When 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.

To request a free consultation call 502-233-8385.

Chad McCoy

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC

Chad McCoy is a lawyer that works for you. His passion lies in making things right for his client, whatever the issue. Chad wants to make sure that you get the representation and compensation you deserve. Too many times insurance companies use their economic power to leverage victims into taking a settlement that is less than they deserve and less than the law provides. Your case is important to you and therefore it's important to Chad.

After graduating 4th in his class at the University of Kentucky Law School, Chad went on to work for the likes of Stites & Harbison; Parr, Waddoups, Brown, Gee, & Loveless (now Parr Brown). Not satisfied representing big corporations, Chad and some law school classmates formed McCoy & Sparks, PLLC. Then, after knowing each other and working together for almost twenty years, Chad & Sheila joined forces to create the Dream Team at McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC.

Chad is a proud geekat one time he could program in five computer languages. He reads constantly and tries to learn something new every day. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and twin boys, as well as fly fishing, running, and skiing. Presently, Chad is a licensed pilot, high school robotics team coach and adjunct professor of law at a local college.

To request a free consultation call 502-233-8385.

Jared Smith

McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC

Jared Smith is a passionate trial lawyer who genuinely cares for his clients. He is a vigorous advocate in and out of the courtroom and will not hesitate to take a case to trial if he believes a settlement offer is unfair or too low. In his first jury trial, involving a complex product liability matter, Smith was instrumental in earning a $503,000 verdict for his clients.

Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College in 2008, with a major in Psychology. In 2011, Smith earned his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association as a District Vice President, one of the youngest members to hold the position. Smith also serves as State Delegate to the American Association for Justice and is one of only sixteen selectees to participate in AAJ's Leadership Academy in 2017.

Outside of the office and courtroom, Jared enjoys playing soccer and golf. His other real passion, though, is giving back to his community. He does this by regularly volunteering his time to an area non-profit organization called Supplies Over Seas; by organizing a local Angel Tree initiative through the KJA; and by participating in numerous public service projects across the country in association with the AAJ and in 2016, he was named a finalist for the Trial Lawyers Care award.

To request a free consultation call 502-233-8385.