Rebecca F. Schupbach, Member (Partner)

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Rebecca Schupbach has been a practicing attorney for 32 years, with substantial experience in the defense of product liability, toxic tort, legal and medical malpractice, trucking accident cases, and general personal injury litigation.  Rebecca has obtained defense verdicts and favorable appellate decisions for her clients in a significant number of cases.  She has also advised corporate clients on a variety of insurance, health and safety, environmental, labeling and regulatory matters (OSHA, FDA, BATF/TTB and CPSC) and has experience defending litigation involving ERISA benefits.

Work History

  • 2013-present – Member, Napier Gault Schupbach & Moore, PLLC
  • 2005-2013 – Member, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP
  • 1995-2004 – Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
  • 1993-1995 – Associate, Stites & Harbison
  • 1987-1992 – Brown-Forman Corporation – Senior Attorney and Assistant Secretary
  • 1981-1986 – Associate, Stites & Harbison


  • Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1981
    • Member, Kentucky Law Journal
    • Member, University of Kentucky National Moot Court Team
  • Bachelor of Art, with highest honors, University of Kentucky, 1973
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2011-2014 and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2013-2014
  • Recognized by her peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyer® 2013
  • Recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Law-Defense by Louisville Magazine, April 2013

Professional Memberships

  • 2001 to present – Sustaining Member, Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Bar Association Activities

  • 1996-2013 – Member, KBA Ethics Committee and Hotline
  • 1995 – President, Louisville Bar Association
  • Past President, Citizens for Better Judges
  • Member, Attorney Advisory Committee, Citizens for Better Judges
  • Past Member, Attorneys Steering Committee, Citizens for Better Judges
  • 1991-1992 – Member, Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Courts
    (Joint appointment by KBA President and Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice)
  • 1987 – President, Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Civic Activities

  • Leadership Louisville
  • Leadership Kentucky
  • Past President, Walden Theatre