|Edward L. Schoenbaechler|
is a native of Louisville, growing up in the Germantown neighborhood. He graduated from Trinity High School in 1969, attended the University of Detroit, and graduated from Bellarmine University magna cum laude in 1973. He graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville College of Law in 1976.
Ed began his career as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney where he worked as a criminal court prosecutor in juvenile and adult misdemeanor cases. He also represented Jefferson County in various civil and criminal matters surrounding court-ordered busing and abortion regulation.
In 1981 Ed began his association with Goldberg & Simpson, a local firm where he practiced for 19 years. Here he continued to serve the community, beginning a long history of work in the health care field. Working in the area of public health, Ed served public health departments in many states, particularly in the area of lead poisoning prevention and enforcement, including a landmark decision before the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Ed’s health care work continued to expand to include representation of community health care safety-net providers, as well as area hospitals and other facilities. As the health care industry has grown, Ed’s work has grown to include HIPAA, nursing home litigation, peer review, and disciplinary proceedings for physicians and nurses.
Ed became one of the community’s first attorneys focusing on the legal needs of the elderly. A long-time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ed enjoys helping families with wills and trusts, guardianships for minors and adults, and probate and estate administration. For his work in Estates and Trusts, Wills and Probate, and Health Care, Ed was named a Top Lawyer by Louisville Magazine in 2008 and 2011.
In 1999 Ed moved to Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, an Indianapolis-based health care firm. He continued his health-related work there, including extensive medical negligence defense litigation. Ed has now appeared before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court on more than 60 occasions. He also expanded his public sector practice to include a number of sewer districts within the region.
A long-time public speaker, Ed has been an instructor at Bellarmine University on many occasions, teaching classes on health care policy and regulation, and on legal and ethical issues for nonprofit organizations.
A life-long Catholic, Ed has served the Church both personally and professionally. With his twin brother, Joe, Ed has over 40 years’ experience in music ministry, appearing on “Mass of the Air” for many years. He continues to represent the Catholic Conference of Kentucky – the public policy organization of Kentucky’s Catholic bishops. His community service includes being a member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (1992-1999), and a member and Chair of the Trinity High School Board of Directors (2006-2012).
|Daniel H. Schoenbaechler
is a native of Louisville. He grew up in Crescent Hill and St. Matthews and now lives in the Highlands. Danny graduated from Trinity High School in 2000, before moving on to Western Kentucky University and later graduating from law school at the University of Louisville in 2011. After graduating and passing the Kentucky Bar Exam, Danny and his father, Edward L. Schoenbaechler, opened the Schoenbaechler Law Office.
While in college, Danny was the editor-in-chief of the College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University’s award-winning student newspaper. He then went on to work as a professional journalist at newspapers in Kentucky, Alabama, and Indiana.
Danny then decided to move back to Louisville and enroll in law school. During this time, he worked for the Attorney General’s Office, the non-profit organization Connected Nation, and Churchill Downs, Inc. Danny was also the torts editor for the Journal of Law and Education, which published his note “Autism, Schools, and Service Animals: What Must and Should be Done” in its July 2011 edition.
Danny’s legal practice focuses on assisting small businesses, general litigation, sports law, and estate planning. As a sports lawyer, Danny represents professional athletes in contract negotiations and assists them with other aspects of managing their brand. This has significant crossover into his work assisting small businesses with corporate formation, tax planning, contract drafting and review, labor issues and other various matters.
Danny has also served his community by volunteering as a youth basketball coach at St. Margaret Mary School and by participating in the University of Louisville’s partnership with Central High School.