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Isaacs Law Office
Stephen Isaacs

333 W. Vine Street, Suite 300
Lexington KY 40507
(800) 542-5284

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Isaacs Law Office

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      Isaacs Law Office, a Kentucky law firm which handles serious personal injury, wrongful death, and criminal defense cases within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     The goal of Isaacs Law Office in civil matters is to help our clients obtain fair and reasonable compensation for their damages, which include pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage from the at-fault party, either by settlement or by jury trial. 

      In criminal matters, Isaacs Law Office provides a legal defense for individuals accused of committing misdemeanors, felonies, traffic offenses, and driving while intoxicated (DUI), 

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Attorney Profile

Stephen J. Isaacs, grew up in Frankfort and Louisville, Kentucky. He is the oldest of four brothers. He attended the University of Louisville where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering . As an engineer, he worked in various enginering positions for manufacturing companies in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Using his broad engineering experience, he provided expert advice and guidance on scientific matters for his father's law firm, Sheldon Isaacs, Attorney at Law, which later became Isaacs and Isaacs, PSC when his youngest brother Darryl joined the firm. 

          Stephen Isaacs graduated with honors from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, and received the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude. While at Detroit College of Law, he tutored other law students, coached the negotiating team, and was elected Vice-President of his graduating class.

          Stephen J. Isaacs is a member of the Kentucky Bar and the Fayette County Bar. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals 

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Isaacs Law Office

Isaacs Law Office, 333 W. Vine Street, Suite 300 Lexington, Kentucky 40507 (859) 252-5757 

Isaacs Law Office, a law firm with offices in Lexington, Kentucky and Nicholasville, Kentucky, handles both personal injury and criminal defense cases within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

In Criminal matters, Isaacs Law Office provides criminal defense for traffic offenses, driving while intoxicated (DUI), misdemeanors, and felony matters. On all but felony cases, while Isaacs Law Office prefers to limit its criminal defense practice to the counties of Fayette, Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford, we may consider handling criminal cases in other counties.

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Attorney Profile

Attorney Profile

Stephen J. Isaacs, grew up in Frankfort and Louisville, Kentucky. He is the oldest of four brothers. He attended the University of Louisville where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering . As an engineer, he worked in various enginering positions for manufacturing companies in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Using his broad engineering experience, he provided expert advice and guidance on scientific matters for his father's law firm, Sheldon Isaacs, Attorney at Law, which later became Isaacs and Isaacs, PSC when his youngest brother Darryl joined the firm. 

          Stephen Isaacs graduated with honors from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, and received the degree of Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude. While at Detroit College of Law, he tutored other law students, coached the negotiating team, and was elected Vice-President of his graduating class.

          Stephen J. Isaacs is a member of the Kentucky Bar and the Fayette County Bar. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Do I have to pay you in advance to represent me in my personal injury case?
     
    No. Isaacs Law Office works on a contingency fee basis for serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. We advance all case expenses in personal injury or wrongful death cases. At the end of the case, we will deduct from the jury award or settlement our contingency fee and the case expenses we advanced.  If in the event we are unable to collect any money from the at-fault party, you will not owe us anything. 
      
  2. I was seriously injured in a car accident which was not my fault. Who pays my medical bills?  

    Regardless of who is at fault, according to Kentucky’s personal injury law, the insurance company for the vehicle you were in will pay your medical bills and a percentage of your lost wages up to your policy limit.  They do this according to the personal injury protection (PIP) clause of the vehicle insurance policy. Under Kentucky law, PIP coverage is typically $10,000, but may be more if the vehicle owner purchased additional coverage. If the total medical bills exceed the amount of available PIP, then you can optionally authorize Isaacs Law Office to compensate your doctors from any recovery received from the at-fault driver's bodily injury coverage or your uninsured / underinsured policy.    
     
      
  3. Should I hire an attorney to handle my car accident case?  

    After working as an attorney for many years, I am of the opinion that every injured person should have an experienced personal injury lawyer handle their case. The laws are complex and it is easy for non-lawyers to make mistakes which can affect the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive.  Additionally, insurance companies use techniques to minimize the amounts they pay out to settle personal injury cases. I have learned of settlements accepted by unrepresented individuals for less than the net amount Isaacs Law Office has obtained for our clients for similar injuries. Isaacs Law Office provides free consultations for seriously injured people so that they can learn their rights if they were injured by the negligence of another person.     
     
      
  4. How much is my personal injury case worth?  

    There exists no formula for calculating what a case may be worth. Many factors are used to determine the value of your case: some factors are definite and easily calculated while others are not. The definite factors include past lost wages and the cost of your actual medical bills. The indefinite factors include: future medical bills; prior injuries and their impact on current injuries; prior accidents; future lost wages; pain; suffering; impairment; and the severity of your permanent injuries sustained. Additional factors which will affect the value of your case include: the type of medical treatment received (i.e.: medical doctor versus chiropractic); the length of treatment; whether the treament received was reasonable and necessary to treat your injuries suffered in the accident; whether your medical provider(s) will cooperate to help you recover your economic damages; and the amount of available insurance coverage.    
     
      
  5. Do you offer free consultations to discuss the representation of my criminal case?  

    Over the years, we learned that we can offer lower legal fees to defend persons charged with committing crimes if we did not offer free consults. However, we believe the law should be affordable and that everybody should initially have access to a lawyer. We therefore offer to discuss the defense of a criminal case with the accused person in an initial consultation for a one-time only reduced fee.

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Contact Us

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In Lexington, we are located at:

  

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     333 W. Vine Street, Suite 300

     Lexington, KY 40507

     (859) 252-5757

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In Nicholasville, we are located at:

  

     108 North Main Street

     Nicholasville, KY 40356

     (859) 881-0003

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Criminal Defense Strategies

Criminal Lawyer Defense Lawyer Strategies

As a Kentucky criminal defense lawyer, I am occasionally asked how I can represent a defendant who must be guilty because they were arrested by the police. I note that to be an effective criminal defense lawyer I  take the viewpoints that my client is innocent, that the police make errors, that the police have a tendency of overcharging the defendant, that evidence may be wrong, that witnesses err in their recall or that they may provide untrustworthy testimony, and more.

This response occasionally leads to the next question, how can I represent someone who I must know is guilty? Well, I usually state that I don’t know that my client is guilty. I go on to explain that as part of my defense strategy, as a rule, I avoid asking my client questions which elicit answers wherein they state they are guilty of the crime(s) charged: all I want to know are the facts and the evidence which the officers and the prosecutors collected from my client so I can plan a suitable and aggressive defense.

I further explain that at least one United States Supreme Court Justice commented on the role of law enforcement, the role of the criminal defense attorney, and the strategies used by criminal defense attorneys. In commenting on the role of law enforcement officers and the defense attorneys, United States Supreme Court Justice White stated:

Law enforcement officers have the obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent. They must be dedicated to making the criminal trial a procedure for the ascertainment of the true facts surrounding the commission of the crime. To this extent, our so-called adversary system is not adversary at all; nor should it be. But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth. Our system assigns him a different mission. He must be and is interested in preventing the conviction of the innocent, but, absent a voluntary plea of guilty, we also insist that he defend his client whether he is innocent or guilty. The State has the obligation to present the evidence. Defense counsel need present nothing, even if he knows what the truth is. He need not furnish any witnesses to the police, or reveal any confidences of his client, or furnish any other information to help the prosecution's case. If he can confuse a witness, even a truthful one, or make him appear at a disadvantage, unsure or indecisive, that will be his normal course. Our interest in not convicting the innocent permits counsel to put the State to its proof, to put the State's case in the worst possible light, regardless of what he thinks or knows to be the truth. Undoubtedly there are some limits which defense counsel must observe but more often than not, defense counsel will cross-examine a prosecution witness, and impeach him if he can, even if he thinks the witness is telling the truth, just as he will attempt to destroy a witness who he thinks is lying. In this respect, as part of our modified adversary system and as part of the duty imposed on the most honorable defense counsel, we countenance or require conduct which in many instances has little, if any, relation to the search for truth. United States vs. Wade, 388 U.S. 218, 256-259 (1967).

For example, on May 13, 2010, I watched TNA wrestling wherein the police arrested the wrestler called "the monster" Abyss. At the beginning of the show, the facts presented to the viewing audience indicated that Abyss had assaulted Chelsea - a model who acts as a valet for the wrestler Ric Flair. The accused, Abyss, claimed innocence. Throughout the program the viewers were fed pieces of information about the assault. However, it was not until the end of the program and after the arrest of Abyss that the viewers were presented with "hidden" camera video evidence showing how another wrestler and Chelsea framed Abyss by planned the assault, making false statements regarding the assault, and how they falsified the evidence of the assault - in this case the ripped dress, water, and tears.  While the viewing audience may have believed that Abyss was guilty of the assault, but I would not have based on how I represent my clients.

Post by Lexington Criminal Defense Attorney Stephen J. Isaacs, Isaacs Law Office.
 

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