Michael J. LaCourse


mlacourse@sturgillturner.com | 859.255.8581


Michael’s litigation experience draws from his time as a law clerk for Chief Circuit Judge Paul F. Isaacs and in private practice with a regional insurance defense firm. In addition to insurance defense, Michael also does work representing business owners in commercial litigation.


Michael is originally from Little Falls in Upstate New York, and his love of horses is what brought him to the Bluegrass Region for law school at the University of Kentucky. He grew up competing on the quarter horse show circuit and now rides hunter/jumpers in his free time.  An interest in equine law has provided Michael with the ideal opportunity to combine his passion for horses with his legal expertise.

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Areas of Practice

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Representative Experience

Drafted a Motion to Alter, Amend, or Vacate on the issue of piercing the corporate veil, resulting in avoidance of a $900,000 judgment.

Obtained a verdict in favor of a major national insurer in a small claims trial.

Drafted and argued multiple successful Motions for Summary Judgment.

Drafted numerous coverage opinions regarding a number of issues in personal and commercial policies.

Experience handling discovery and dispositive motion practice in bad faith litigation.

Responsible for coordinating with out-of-state co-counsel regarding substantive pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs in litigation with a procedurally complex history.

Handled a federal interpleader action involving 27 Interpleader Defendants, including filings and conferences with the Court, resulting in judgment in favor of the Interpleader Defendant client.

Law clerk for Chief Circuit Judge Paul F. Isaacs, Circuit 14, Division II (Georgetown, KY) (Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016).

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Trial Advocacy Board

UK College of Law Provost Fellowship

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Community Involvement

VITA Tax Clinic Volunteer

UK College of Law Pro Bono Award

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Professional Affiliations

Kentucky Bar Association

Fayette County Bar Association

Central Kentucky American Inn of Court

Central Kentucky Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society

Kentucky Horse Council, Member

Lexington Young Professionals Association

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council

Former UK College of Law Equine Law Society President & Treasurer


Gettysburg College, B.A. (2012)

University of Kentucky, J.D. (2015)

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Paralegal Support

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