Michael E. Krauser
Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University (Ohio) in 1983. Juris Doctorate received in 1986 from the University of Louisville School of Law; licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in the state of Indiana. Mr. Krauser is admitted to practice in Kentucky’s Eastern and Western Districts and Indiana’s Southern District of the U.S. District Court. He is admitted to and has practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Mr. Krauser has extensive trial experience in insurance and tort areas representing insurance companies and their insured customers. He is a member in good standing with the Kentucky Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the Kentucky Defense Council. In addition, Mr. Krauser is a seminar speaker on automobile, no-fault, underinsured motorist coverage, bad faith and other insurance issues.
Donald Killian Brown
Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Louisville in 1984. Juris Doctorate received in 1987 from the Salmon Chase School of Law and licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Brown is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He has extensive trial experience representing primarily insurance companies and their insured customers. Mr. Brown is a member in good standing with the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Defense Research Institute and the Kentucky Defense Council. Mr. Brown is also a seminar speaker on no-fault, underinsured motorist coverage and other insurance issues.
Jeri Barclay Poppe
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in 1997 (Dean’s List / graduated with Honors). Juris Doctorate received in 2000 from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. While at Brandeis School of Law, Mrs. Poppe placed nationally in appellate brief writing and arguments. She was a member of the Journal of Law and Education.
Mrs. Poppe is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and in the state of Indiana and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Kentucky, the Southern District of Indiana and the Northern District of Indiana. She has extensive experience in both Kentucky and Indiana, representing both insurance companies and their insured customers on a variety of claims including premises liability, sexual harassment, defamation, amusement park negligence, commercial trucking, and automobile negligence.
Mrs. Poppe also practices before the Workers Compensations Boards located in Kentucky and Indiana. She practices across Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. She handles litigated files that include, but not limited to medical fee disputes, questions regarding extent and duration of compensability, application of multipliers, work-relatedness/causation, temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, statute of limitations issues, idiopathic falls, impairments related to covered claims, and settlements. She has handled BRCs, hearings and workers compensation appeals.
J. Michael Wells
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in Business Administration in 1984. Juris Doctorate received in 1991 from the Thomas Cooley School of Law. Mr. Wells is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is a registered patent attorney. He is also licensed in the Eastern and Western Federal Court Districts of Kentucky. He is a member in good standing with the Kentucky Bar Association. Mr. Wells practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense. He also practices general litigation. He also has experience analyzing coverage issues and disputes resulting from property loss and claims.
Bachelors of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Evansville in 2007. Juris Doctorate received in 2011 from the University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law. While at U of L, Mr. Wilkie was a founding member and first Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He also volunteered as a judge for the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Competition. He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is a member in good standing of the Kentucky Bar Association.
Prior to working at K&B, Mr. Wilkie worked as a consultant for various oil & gas operations in Texas, Montana, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.
Mr. Wilkie practices in both insurance defense and plaintiff’s civil litigation.