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Richard L. Walter, Mediator, Paducah, Kentucky.

Richard L. Walter

Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP
410 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
Tel: (270) 442-4369
Fax: (270) 442-4689
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Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1999
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


For the past 30 years, Richard L. Walter has represented corporate and insurance clients in all federal courts in Kentucky; before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court; the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; and in the vast majority of the state courts throughout Western Kentucky.

Throughout his career, Mr. Walter has concentrated on civil litigation, tort and insurance defense. His clients include airline manufacturers, truckers and trucking firms, automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, contractors, architects and engineers. He has numerous clients in the medical community, representing hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health related entities.

In recent years, a growing percentage of Rick's practice has focused on his role as a mediator and arbitrator, using his experience in litigation to help others settle or litigate their claims using Alternate Dispute Resolution means.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky JD 1980
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky BS Accounting, 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - 2017
  • Advisory Board Member Rules Committee
  • United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky
  • Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • General Civil Mediator for Kentucky Courts of Justice, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer 2007 - 2017
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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