Attorneys

Noelle Haegele

Noelle Haegele is a Louisville native. She is a graduate of the Indiana University nursing program (B.S.N., 1995) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (J.D. 2012). After graduating from nursing school, Noelle worked as a registered nurse for 12 years at the Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center in the areas of internal medicine, surgical intensive care, medical oncology, and hospice. She maintains an active nursing license in Kentucky.

While at the Brandeis School of Law, Noelle was the Notes Editor for the Journal of Law and Education and a Marshall Brennan Fellow. From 2009-2011 she served as an intern and paralegal with Legal Aid Society of Louisville and helped to secure federal funding for Kentucky’s first veterans civil legal assistance project. She is accredited by the Veterans Administration to provide legal assistance to veterans with benefits claims and has served as a pro bono attorney for veteran clients through Legal Aid. Noelle volunteers as the attorney coordinator for Jefferson County Teen Court and is a member of the Board of Directors for Apple Patch, a local organization providing support services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Noelle’s practice includes defense of professional negligence claims made against physicians, health care personnel and hospitals. Noelle is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Kentucky Defense Council.

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Legal Updates
  • Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. - Beth McMasters and Sara Clark Davis of McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky received a defense verdict in Jefferson County on June 29, 2016 in the case of Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. Click here to read more >>
  • Medical Negligence - In a rare case of a high risk monoamniotic pregnancy, the plaintiff blamed her maternal fetal specialist and hospital nurses for failing to intervene in a timely fashion to appreciate an umbilical cord complication - one twin was stillborn and the other suffered a severe brain injury. Sims v. Norton Healthcare et al, 09-11899 Plaintiff: Bruce Maston, Albany, NY; Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville for Norton Hospital Scott P. Whonsetler, Whonsetler & Johnson, Louisville for Pietrantoni Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. Perry, 6-17-14
  • Medical Negligence - The plaintiff died of a pulmonary embolus at University Hospital after waiting for hours to be examined – her estate argued that had she been properly triaged and treated in a timely fashion, the fatal event could have been averted. Stout v. University Hospital, 08-13380 Plaintiff: Larry B. Franklin and Kelly J. Oates, The Franklin Law Group, Louisville and Brian S. Brownfield, Rosing & Brownfield, Louisville Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. McDonald - Burkman, 6-27-13