The lawyers of Vaughn Petitt Legal Group, PLLC offer decades of experience representing individuals, private businesses and local governments in civil lawsuits. We offer a combination of intelligence and ability to out-work our opponents which truly makes us unique. Our lawyers have personally handled thousands of cases from ordinary motor vehicle accidents, to slip and trip and falls, to large-scale torts, to civil rights cases, to employment law and on and on. Our experience, work ethic, intellect and integrity enable us to provide our clients with excellent legal representation at a fantastic discount from the prices you will find amongst many of our colleagues.
Meet the Team
Carol Schureck Petitt
Carol is the epitome of an intelligent and hard-working attorney. She is dedicated to her clients and possesses more than twenty years of civil litigation experience. She is a native of Oldham County, Kentucky where she attended and graduated from Oldham County High School. Carol then graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky before obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Carol is a past member of the Board of the Directors of the National Kidney Foundation. She is the current Chairperson of the Louisville Bar Association ADR/Mediation Section and a member of the Volunteers of America, Positive Change Society.
Carol is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She has litigated a wide variety of civil cases, having successfully tried numerous cases to a verdict. The list of practice areas in which she is accomplished is extensive - personal injury, premises liability including slip- and trip-and-falls, traumatic brain injuries, toxic torts, wrongful death actions - are all examples of cases that Carol has successfully handled. Carol has also represented local governments, individuals, businesses, employees and employers in administrative and traditional judicial forums involving allegations of sexual harassment, age, gender and/or race discrimination. Whether your action involves one of the types of cases listed above or allegations of civil rights violations, Whistleblower complaints or wrongful termination, Carol will represent you as an ethical, experienced, knowledgeable and zealous advocate.
In addition to being an accomplished trial attorney, Carol is a court-approved Certified Civil Mediator where she puts her experience to work to assist others in resolving cases.
You can contact Carol at 502-243-9797 or email her at .
Kyle grew up in Louisville where he graduated in the top three percent of his class from Seneca High School. Kyle is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Louisville where he was awarded a degree in Criminal Justice. Kyle subsequently graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Later he was asked to return to the University of Louisville as an adjunct professor of Police Civil Liability in the Executive Leadership Course at the Southern Police Institute. Strong belief in service to the community and the musical education of our youth led Kyle to serve on the Board of Directors of the Louisville Youth Orchestra. When not working, Kyle spends his time occasionally hacking at golf, but mostly with those most important; family.
Kyle has practiced law at all levels of state and federal courts within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He believes in providing ethical, effective and efficient representation of his clients while always remembering that they are the reason he is practicing law. Kyle handles claims of personal injury, premises liability, contractual review and disputes, real estate law, civil rights violations, excessive force and Kentucky Consumer Protection Act violations. Kyle litigates employment law cases before the Kentucky Human Rights Commission as well as in civil court, and he has represented clients in matters involving race, gender and age discrimination as well as hostile work environment claims, including sexual discrimination. Kyle has handled matters on behalf of individuals, private businesses (both small and just starting out as well as established, large entities) and virtually all level of city and county governments and their officials and employees within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kyle's intelligence, belief in hard work, his dedication to the needs of his clients and his ethical treatment of all, truly set him apart.
Feel free to contact him about your matter by calling 502-243-9797 or emailing him at .
Adam is a native of Breckinridge County, Kentucky, where he graduated from Breckinridge County High School. He then graduated cum laude from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Adam then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Since 2015, Adam has acted as Chairman of the Olmstead Parks Conservancy Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest Committee. When not working, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife Leigh and their two children.
Adam has practiced law before all levels of state and federal courts within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Adam handles claims of personal injury, premises liability, civil rights violations, excessive force and administrative law. He has represented clients in a variety of civil cases ranging from Kentucky's Wage and Hours Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act to premises liability and wrongful death actions. Adam has worked with city and county governments within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, local businesses and individuals with great success. Regardless of the claims involved, Adam is dedicated to providing effective and ethical representation to his clients.
Feel free to contact Adam by calling 502-243-9797 or emailing him at .
Alicia is the head of the firm’s family law section. Most recently, Alicia served as Staff Attorney to the Honorable Doreen Goodwin, Family Court Judge in Kentucky’s Twelfth Judicial District. Alicia graduated from Ballard High School and attended the University of Louisville, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. She subsequently obtained her Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Alicia began working in Louisville’s legal community while still in high school and over the years has worked for a diverse group of local firms in countless practice areas, both as staff and a practicing attorney.
Alicia’s family law practice is focused primarily on divorce, child custody, support and parenting time issues, adoption and domestic violence. She strives to bring compassion and professionalism, as well as experience, to each case, helping clients through a time in their life often filled with stress and uncertainty.
Alicia became licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2008 is also licensed in the Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Kentucky and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In her free time, Alicia fancies herself an amateur chef and artist. She enjoys spending time with friends, family and her two pets.
Ibrahim is the newest member of the Vaugh Petitt Legal Group. He is a Kentucky native, born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated from St. Francis High School. Ibrahim then attended the University of Louisville earning a degree in Political Science. He subsequently obtained his Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. During his time at the Brandeis School of Law, Ibrahim took every corporate law class the school had to offer, and even obtained a limited practice license so he could begin representing clients in court before graduating.
Ibrahim is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ibrahim handles claims of personal injury, premises liability, civil rights violations, administrative law, excessive force, and contractual disputes. Ibrahim is a hard worker, who believes everyone is entitled to fair and effective counsel. He is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide every client the representation they deserve. Ibrahim enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.
Tess was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she attended Marquette University and earned a degree in Public Relations. In 2015 she moved to Kentucky to pursue her legal education at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. While a law student, Tess began practicing under a limited practice license and represented clients in the Family Courts.
Tess is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Tess handles claims involving personal injury, premises liability, civil rights violations, excessive force and contractual disputes. Tess is devoted to providing attentive and effective representation for all clients. In her free time, Tess enjoys spending time with family and her pets.
Erica is the head of the firm’s Veteran’s law section. She is a Kentucky native, born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Criminal Justice. She subsequently obtained her Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. During her time at Brandeis, she was a member of the law school’s National and Intrastate Mock Trial teams, served as the President of the Business Law Society, Vice President of the Veterans Advocacy Group and even obtained a limited license so that she could represent underprivileged victims of domestic abuse before the court prior to graduating.
Before attending law school, she proudly served her country in the United States Coast Guard. After suffering a career ending injury and going through the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Erica’s passion for helping Veterans ignited. She has successfully helped Veterans navigate the process to fight for their rights. After becoming an attorney, Erica started a successful Veterans practice while simultaneously practicing as a civil litigation attorney.
Erica is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Indiana. She is admitted to all Federal Courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Southern District of Indiana, the Federal Court of Claims, The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and is an accredited representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In her free time, Erica loves to go hiking and camping with her family.
Marti grew up in Mt. Clemens, Michigan before moving to Kentucky. Marti is an incredibly hard working and intelligent paralegal who also moonlights as our office manager. Marti has significant experience assisting with complex real estate matters, long term disability, medical malpractice, products liability and general litigation.
Marti has worked for a variety of law firms, both large and small, and she is an invaluable part of the team here at Vaughn Petitt Legal Group. Marti enjoys spending her free time putting together floral arrangements for weddings and spending time with her family.