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GREGORY M. FUNFSINN

Experienced Kentucky Trial Lawyer

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." -Abraham Lincoln

Bio

Like his political and legal hero, Abraham Lincoln, Greg Funfsinn comes from humble beginnings.  Greg was born in the small farm town of Mendota, Illinois - home of the National Sweet Corn Festival - and raised on his family's farm in Bureau County, Illinois. Greg's dad worked for 47 years at a Caterpillar factory outside of Mendota and even longer on the family farm, before finally retiring. His mom was primarily a stay-at-home mom raising Greg and his two siblings, but also worked on-and-off over the years as a receptionist, waitress, and at an insurance agency before eventually retiring.

Greg graduated near the top of his class from Mendota Township High School and then attended Loyola University Chicago. He was the first in his family to go to college. Greg paid his way through college with some help from his parents, a lot of help from student loans, and also by working a few summers in a factory and doing retail work during the school year. Greg graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Greg's interest in law enforcement and his love of investigating almost took him to the FBI or Secret Service, but instead took him to law school. During the year between college and law school, Greg worked as a project assistant at Vedder Price, an international business-focused law firm in Chicago.

Greg then enrolled in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He graduated with his law degree and after graduation began working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) as a criminal prosecutor. The CCSAO is the 2nd largest prosecutors' office in the United States. Greg began his career as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Appeals Division, where he honed his ability to conduct legal research and formulate persuasive legal arguments in writing. He argued multiple cases in the Illinois Court of Appeals and wrote nearly 35 appellate briefs. After years in the Appeals Division, he was promoted to the 4th District Criminal Trial Division. During his time in the trial division, Greg handled more than 100 bench trials, several jury trials, and hundreds of court hearings.

While in Chicago, Greg met his beautiful wife, Aaron Ann Cole, who was a fellow prosecutor. Aaron Ann was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and her extended family is from Fayette County and Mercer County. Greg and Aaron Ann were married in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in 2012 and are the proud parents of two beautiful boys. Aaron Ann is still working on the side of law enforcement as an Attorney for Kentucky State Police in Frankfort.

Since moving to Lexington, Greg worked for several years at two well-respected law firms in Kentucky. He has represented individuals and businesses involved in a wide variety of lawsuits. Greg has participated in hundreds of depositions, numerous court hearings and oral arguments, and several jury trials. When he's not practicing law or spending time with his family, Greg enjoys volunteering for Lexington Habitat for Humanity and playing sports. He was a member of the 2014 Class of Leadership Kentucky.  

With the founding of Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, Greg will use his vast experience and knowledge in handling injury claims and litigating injury lawsuits for individuals just like you.

If you are involved in a claim or lawsuit, please call 833-286-5631 toll free or e-mail Greg@hfkylawyers.com for a free consultation.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor, May 2007

  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, May 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

  • State of Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Owner | Trial Lawyer, Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, January 2018 - Present

  • Member | Senior Associate Attorney, Walters Meadows Richardson, PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2015 - December 2017

  • Associate Attorney, Landrum & Shouse, LLP, Lexington, Kentucky, December 2013 - August 2015

  • Associate Attorney, Golden & Walters, PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky, January 2013 - December 2013

  • Assistant State's Attorney, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Illinois, May 2008 - April 2012

Accomplishments, Honors and Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association (KBA), Member, 2012 - Present

  • Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), Member, 2012 - Present

  • Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2014

  • Kentucky Colonel, 2014

  • Bluegrass Claims Association (BGCA), Member, 2014 - 2017; Community Service Chair, 2015 - 2016; Vice President, 2017

  • Thoroughbred Club of America (TCA), Member, 2015 - Present

  • The Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Member, 2015 - 2017

  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Member, 2015 - 2017

  • International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), Member, 2015 - 2017

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc. (KDC), Member, 2015 - 2017

  • National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Member, 2015 - 2017; Secretary, 2017

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

  • Selected to the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Kentucky Rising Stars List issued by Thomson Reuters

  • Kentucky Restaurant Association (KRA), Member, 2016 - 2017

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member, 2016 - 2017

  • Kentucky Justice Association, 2018 - Present

  • Fayette County Small Claims Court, Volunteer Mediator, 2018 - Present

  • I AM 3RD, Volunteer Soccer Coach, 4-year-old Cougars, Fall 2018

  • Leadership Lexington, Class of 2018-19

Industry Conferences/Seminars Attended

  • 2015 Kentucky Claims Association Convention, July 23 - 24, Florence, Indiana

  • 2015 PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference, September 9 - 10, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2015 NSPII Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, November 9 - 10, Louisville, Kentucky

  • 2016 DRI Trucking Law Seminar, April 14 - 15, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2016 Kentucky Claims Association Convention, July 14 - 15, Florence, Indiana

  • 2016 NSPII Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, November 14 - 15, Bloomingdale, Illinois

  • 2017 DRI Retail and Hospitality Litigation Seminar, May 4 - 5, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2017 Kentucky Claims Association Convention, July 20 - 21, Louisville, Kentucky

  • 2017 DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation, September 14 - 15, Atlanta, Georgia

  • 2017 NSPII Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, November 6 - 7, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2018 Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention, September 12 - 14, Nashville, Tennessee

Seminars Presented

  • Civil Jury Verdicts in Kentucky; February 2017; Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Kentucky Pond

  • Customer Claim Prevention & Investigation; August 2017; Kentucky Restaurant Association

  • Civil Jury Verdicts in Kentucky; September 2017; Bluegrass Claims Association

Representative Matters

  • November 2017, Kentucky Court of Appeals, Mary Claire Kendall v. Ralphie's Fun Center, A/K/A Ralphie's Properties, LLC, 2016-CA-000981-MR

  • February 2017, Bell Circuit Court, Misty Miracle v. Garland Restaurants, 15-CI-00122

  • January 2017, Warren Circuit Court, Joann Baer v. Friends of Lost River, Inc., 15-CI-01162

  • November 2016, U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky Louisville Division, Level 3 Communications, LLC & Wiltel Communications, LLC v. TNT Construction, Inc., 14-CV-00844

  • June 2016, Barren Circuit Court, Mary Claire Kendall v. Ralphie's Fun Center a/k/a Ralphie's Properties, LLC, 15-CI-00536

  • June 2015, Madison Circuit Court, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (a/s/o Logan David Fields) v. William C. Lake, 14-CI-00250

  • September 2014, Garrard District Court, Kentucky Farm Bureau v. Larry Smith, 14-C-00144

  • March 2014, Scott Circuit Court, Michael Isaacs v. Jacqueline Evans, 12-CI-00484

Social Media

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/greg-funfsinn-24b07328