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Louisville KY Mediator

MEDIATION

Full range of civil litigation

ARBITRATION

Including Real Estate, Business, Nursing Home and Probate cases

What others say about Judge Shake?

  • Thank you for your kind wisdom.
  • You truly put me at ease.
  • Thank you so much!  You were such a pleasure to work with.
  • Thank you for your fair and unbiased mediation.
  • I very much believe reaching a settlement was the correct business decision.  I think you helped my clients save considerable time and money in the long run.
  • You were great dealing with my dad’s estate. 2 1/2 years of litigation is/was more than enough. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.  You’re THE best!
  • You are great at what you do and a class act.  I was really a wreck because I really didn’t know what to expect but you made it so easy for me and I just want to say thanks again.
  • Thank you for your patience, calmness and smile during the … mediation.
  • Barry and I want to extend our gratitude for the work you did to mediate our case.  You were kind, honest, respectful and fair.
  • I just wanted to tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to work with you on the mediation a few weeks ago.  While those situations are not always pleasant, you were patient, reasonable and so gracious.  You set such a fine example…
  • Thank you for your great work.
  • You were so very diligent and helpful.

Ann O’Malley Shake began her legal career in 1982. Her practice was primarily business and commercial real estate litigation matters. Elected District Judge in 1989, she presided in every division of district court, including 2 years exclusively in Probate Court. Appointed and then elected to Circuit Court in 1998, she served there for 12 years. Finally she was honored to serve as Judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals for the final 18 months of her judicial service.

She presided over multiple personal injury, wrongful death, business, real estate, employment and contentious probate cases, among others.

In her years of mediating cases (since February, 2007), she has mediated many workplace, personal injury, wrongful death, business, real estate and probate disputes. She has had great success in bringing cases to settlement. What she enjoys most about mediating is witnessing the relief of the parties and their lawyers when a difficult litigation matter is resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all sides. She will be honored to assist you and your client(s).

The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS Retired Judge having served for 22 years, concluding with 18 months on the Kentucky court of appeals Retired Judges Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc, since 2007

Louisville KY Mediator

MEMBER:

RETIRED JUDGES MEDIATION & ARBITRATION SERVICES, INC.
since 2007

JUDICIAL POSITIONS:

RETIRED, SENIOR STATUS, CONCLUDING WITH 18 MONTHS SERVICE ON THE KENTUCKY COURT OF APPEALS
01/01/2007 – 02/2012

JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION 13
05/12/1998 – 12/31/2006

JEFFERSON DISTRICT COURT
01/01/1990 - 05/11/1998

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Testimonials

  • Dear Ann,

    I am writing to thank you once again for all of your great assistance in helping us to resolve the above referenced case. We could not have done it without you. Thank you very much for your service rendered. We look forward to working with you on other cases in the future.

  • Barry and I want to extend our gratitude for the work you did to mediate our case on November 1st. You were kind, honest, respectful and fair. It was an extremely stressful life event and we are very thankful for your role.

    Best Wishes-
    Barry & Jady

  • Thank you for your patience, calmness and smile during the mediations on 3/23/2017. It was a pleasure to meet you and wonderful to work with you from 8am-7pm. All the best.

    Deborah

  • I would like to say thank you for making my day at office so much better than I thought. It would be. First you are great at what you do and a class act. I was really a wreck because I really didn't know what to except but years made it so easy for me and I just want to say thanks again. I hope we meet again someday but for a different reason.

    Thanks again
    Judy

  • You were great dealing with my dad's estate. 2 1/2 years of litigations is/was more than enough. I finally see a light at an end of a tunnel. You are the best. Sincerely, Kevin

  • I just wanted to tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to work with you on the mediation a few weeks ago. While those situations are not always pleasant, you were patient, reasonable and gracious. You such a fine example not only for woman but for all. I hope we meet again.

    Best Regards
    Amber

  • Thank you again for serving as the mediator in this matter, while my clients and I were frustrated by opposing counsel's apparent lack of preparation and attention to this case, I very much believe that reaching a settlement was the correct business decision. I think you helped my clients save considerable time and money in the long run. Sincerely

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