Matthew W. "Matt" Breetz

Matthew W. "Matt" Breetz

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2015

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Mr. Breetz has a sophisticated trial practice and regularly appears in courtrooms across Kentucky, Tennessee, and upon occasion, Southern Indiana.

Matt defends numerous professionals, including lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, accountants, debt collectors, engineers, title agents, architects and home inspectors in professional malpractice suits throughout the region. Mr. Breetz still represents nurses, nursing homes and a variety of allied health professionals in actions alleging significant personal injury or death. Mr. Breetz has a significant premises liability practice, in the past defending a national chain of restaurants throughout the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. He has significant experience in coordinating the defense of hundreds of complex toxic tort cases throughout the country, working as national counsel for one company in asbestos litigation. Mr. Breetz also has wide experience in defending cases against banks, credit unions and other lending institutions. Mr. Breetz works in cases involving motor carrier litigation.

Mr. Breetz is also well versed in both insurance coverage work as well as bad faith litigation, regularly counseling carriers on such issues and defending such clients as necessary.


  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352


  • University of Kentucky , J.D., graduated 1993
  • University of Kentucky , BA, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1983
  • Tennessee, Member


  • American Bar Association - Member, Professional Liability Litigation Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers - Member
  • Citizens for Better Judges - Former Attorney Steering Committee Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - Member: Insurance Coverage Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith, and Professional Liability Committees
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) - Professional Liability Committee, Past Chairman
  • Federal Bar Association - Former President of the Kentucky Chapter
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel - Former President
  • Louisville Bar Assoication - Member
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Headquarters: Louisville, Kentucky

95 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers (2009-present)
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2016)

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"Matthew Breetz is aggressive and committed. He enjoys his craft and it shows."

- JP Kelly (Triangle Enterprises)

"Matt Breetz is awesome. He is personable, knowledgeable, persuasive, and results-oriented. You can trust Matt to get the job done right and at a competitive price."

- Don Becker (Yum Brands, Inc.)

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