Ann O'Malley Shake

Hon. Ann O'Malley Shake
6008 Orion Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

502-550-1622



Areas Of Practice

Business
Civil
Employment
Labor
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Probate
Professional Malpractice
Trusts and Estates
Workplace

 
 


Ann O’Malley Shake began her legal career in 1982. Her practice was primarily business and commercial real estate litigation matters. Elected District Judge in 1989, she presided in every division of district court, including 2 years exclusively in Probate Court. Appointed and then elected to Circuit Court in 1998, she served there for 12 years. Finally she was honored to serve as Judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals for the final 18 months of her judicial service.

   

She presided over multiple personal injury, wrongful death, business, real estate, employment and contentious probate cases, among others.

   

In her years of mediating cases (since February, 2007), she has mediated many workplace, personal injury, wrongful death, business, real estate and probate disputes. She has had great success in bringing cases to settlement. What she enjoys most about mediating is witnessing the relief of the parties and their lawyers when a difficult litigation matter is resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all sides. She will be honored to assist you and your client(s).

 

MEMBER: 

RETIRED JUDGES MEDIATION & ARBITRATION SERVICES


JUDICIAL POSITIONS:


01/01/2007 - February, 2012 RETIRED, SENIOR STATUS final 18 months as Judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals


5/12/98 – 12/31/2006 JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION 13


1/04 - 1/11/2006 JEFFERSON CIRCUIT DRUG COURT


1/1/1990 - 5/12/98 JEFFERSON DISTRICT COURT: Arraignment Court Civil District Court Disability Court Domestic Violence Court Felony/Misdemeanor Court Juvenile Court Mental Inquest Court Paternity Court Probate Court Small Claims Court Traffic Court Warrant Court


MEMBERSHIPS:  

LOUISVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS AMERICAN INN OF COURT 2001 to 2011


HONORS AND AWARDS: 

PEACE AND JUSTICE AWARD 1996 Archdiocese of Louisville


DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD 2000 Brandeis School of Law


OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD 2004 Women Lawyers Association


WOMAN OF DISTINCTION 1998 Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council  


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:


2009 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’S PROGRAM ON NEGOTIATION Mediation Training Program


1993 COUNCIL ON PEACEMAKING Basic mediation training


1979 - 1982 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctorate 4 consecutive semesters on Dean’s List Book Awards: Secured Transactions and Criminal Procedure


1965-1969 LORETTO HEIGHTS COLLEGE Bachelor of Arts Degree; English

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:


ETHICS COMMITTEE OF KENTUCKY JUDICIARY May 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006


EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM Convenor and Task Force member 1992-2003


GIRL SCOUTS BEYOND BARS PROGRAM Advisory Committee and Volunteer 1995-2005


MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE Domestic violence prevention 1996-2012


CONTINUING LEGAL & JUDICIAL EDUCATION Presenter for Louisville Bar Association Kentucky Bar Association District Judges’ Judicial College


COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS 1994-1999 Board of Directors  


LOUISVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION 1992 Board of Directors


LOUISVILLE PRO BONO CONSORTIUM 1993-2001 Steering Committee

 

COUNCIL ON PEACEMAKING/JUST SOLUTIONS 1991-2012 Board of Directors


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE Kentucky Bar Association - 1992 Louisville Bar Association - 1993 to 1999

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LAW ALUMNI COUNCIL 1993-1999 Member


DISTRICT COURT CIVIL RULES REVISION COMMITTEE 1996 Chair


KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES Board of Directors

 

PRE-LAW EXPERIENCE:


1973 - 1975 SOCIAL WORKER ROSEMONT SCHOOL Columbus, Ohio


Rosemont School is a residential treatment center owned and operated by the Sisters of Good Shepherd. It serves disturbed adolescent females referred to it as a result of adjudications through the Juvenile Court system


1975 - 1976 LEAD TEACHER HEADSTART Winchester, Kentucky


Class of 20 5-year olds, nine of whom were diagnosed emotionally or physically disabled

6008 Orion Road

Louisville, KY. 40222 

Phone:  502-550-1622 or 502-721-9900

Fax:      888-389-3559  


Emai:   [email protected]