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Lawrence H. Belanger
Larry Belanger is a Louisville, Kentucky trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience.
Larry represents individuals, businesses, self-insured entities, and insurance companies in personal injury and tort litigation, complex business litigation, bankruptcy, and social security disability cases.
Larry has represented both injured people and insurance companies in personal injury cases for over 25 years. This experience gives him a unique perspective in dealing with personal injury cases, which can help you in obtaining a favorable result.
Larry Belanger received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Science degree from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Before entering the legal profession, Larry held several executive level positions in business and served as a Board Director for several organizations.
Sheffield, Monroe County Clerk v. Wilber Graves, County Judge/Executive and Monroe County Fiscal Court, 337 S.W.3d 634 (Ky. App. 2010)
At issue in this case was the effect of amendments to the Kentucky Revised Statute (“KRS”) sections 64.530(3) and 186.040(6) on the relationship between the fiscal courts and the county clerks in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Teresa M. Sheffield, Monroe County Clerk, and Bess T. Ralph, Ohio County Clerk, filed suit against their respective County Judge/Executives and Fiscal Courts. The Monroe Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Judge/Executive and Fiscal Court. The Ohio Circuit Court ruled in favor of the County Clerk.
The appeals were consolidated and the Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling in the Monroe County case and reversed the decision of the Ohio Circuit Court. The County Clerks argued in each case that the amended language of the statutes plainly released the Clerks from the direct control and supervision of the Fiscal Court of their respective counties. In essence, they argued that the new language of the statutes was in fact intended to “repeal by implication” the remaining statutes which govern the relationship between the County Clerk and the Fiscal Court. In upholding the Monroe County Circuit Court judgment, the Court of Appeals stated that, “Courts must use repeal by implication as a last resort when the repugnancy of the conflict can admit to no other reasonable construction.” The Court found that the language of the amendments if given the interpretation advocated by the Clerks would nullify the sentences preceding the amended language and would be rendered meaningless.
Suffolk University Law School – Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor, 1973
Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Science, 1970
Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts
Postgraduate Studies in Nuclear and Physical Chemistry
Tufts University – Medford, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry, 1963
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1993
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002
U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995
Personal Injury Litigation
Tort/Insurance Defense Litigation
Social Security Disability
Sheffield v. Graves, 337 S.W.3d 634 (Ky. App. 2010).
Polk v. Greer, 222 S.W.3d 263 (Ky. App. 2007).
Select Past Employment Positions
Senior Vice President, American Monitor Corporation – Indianapolis, Indiana
Vice President, Hilliard Lyons Patent Management Corp.
American Monitor Corporation, 1976-1980
Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA), 1978
Captive Insurance Co., 1979-1980
Professional Associations and Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 1964-1982