Kathleen Coffey Thompson

Kathleen attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Government/Political Science.  Active in the student community, she worked as a Resident Assistant and served multiple roles in student government. She also enjoyed playing clarinet in the college orchestra and had an enriching summer studying abroad in Strasbourg, France.

Kathleen earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. While at UK,  she served as Treasurer to UK’s Moot Court Board and gained valuable legal experience interning for a Fayette County Circuit Court Judge, the Fayette County Attorney’s Office, and the UK Law Legal Clinic. 

Upon graduation from UK Law, Kathleen clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins. In this capacity, she performed extensive legal research and writing while acquiring unique exposure to all stages of federal criminal and civil litigation.

After her clerkship, Kathleen had the incredible opportunity to work for the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Kentucky. Even though she was one of the youngest attorneys ever hired in the district, she was tasked with leading complex investigations  and prosecutions. She will never forget the feeling of pride and humility that came along with stating, “Kathleen Coffey appearing on behalf of the United States, your Honor. 

Kathleen chose to leave the world of criminal law to pursue a more client-focused role in litigation.Now, at the Poppe Law Firm, she is able to pursue justice on behalf of individuals who could not do so on their own. Since joining the Poppe Law Firm, Kathleen has tried two medical malpractice cases with Hans. Her practice also includes cases involving truck wrecks, bad faith, products liability, legal malpractice, nursing home negligence,and other personal injury cases where someone was seriously injured by the conduct of others. 

Kathleen lives in Lousville with her husband, Nick, and their two pups, Cooper and Hank. 

Bar Admissions: 
Kentucky 2012

Professional Memberships: 
Kentucky Bar Association 2012
The American Association for Justice 2016 
Kentucky Justice Association 2016 
Louisville Bar Association 2016

Court Admissions: 
Supreme Court of Kentucky 
Kentucky Court of Appeals 
All Kentucky State Courts 
United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky 
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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