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Priddy, Cutler, Naake & Meade is the leading labor and employment law firm in Louisville, KY. Our lawyers are dedicated to the representation of organized labor, its leadership and members.
Our experienced attorneys have had numerous trials, arbitrations, and appeals and have litigated on behalf of thousands of employees and their unions.
We are committed to the mission of the American labor movement and improving the lives of working people and their families through fair treatment and equal rights for all employees, union or non-union.

Disability payment is payment received from the government when you are very sick or disabled in some way and unable to work. The payments are also meant to help you with any expensive medicine that may be needed for your illness or disability. Sometimes, though, your disability payment is denied.

It is unfortunate enough if you are suffering from a disability. Being denied payment for your disability only makes matters worse. Even though the people that review your application might feel that you are not qualified to receive disability payment, you may still truly feel otherwise.

Employee rights arise from federal and state laws that, over time, have established various rules that govern the employer-employee relationship.
More broadly viewed, the phrase is often used to refer to rights not explicitly mentioned in law but inferred from legal protections.

When you suffer injury in an auto, truck, motorcycle or boating accident, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you.

Attorneys Alton Priddy & Don Meade provide auto accident victims with the professional and ethical representation needed to protect your legal rights, pay your medicals and help you receive any punitive compensatory damages you are entitled to.

Workers Compensation is a system of state laws which makes your employer pay you while you are unable to work if you are injured on the job, and makes your employer pay medical and chiropractic bills you have because of an injury or accident on the job.

If you have a permanent disability because of an injury on the job, you are paid for your lost ability to earn money. There are benefits for widows of injured workers, and a lump sum death payment to your estate.

The program also lets workers who cannot return to their prior work because of an on the job accident get help finding a new job that they can do.

Accidents happen, but many times those accidents cause severe physical or psychological injuries that may result in incapacitation.

When accidents occur due to the negligence or fault of others, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person whose negligent conduct caused the injury compensation.

We provide accidental injury victims with the professional and ethical representation needed to protect your legal rights, pay your medicals and help you receive any punitive compensatory damages you are entitled to.

A “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” is the generic term for an injury which occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. It includes falls as a result of water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or hard to see hole in the ground.

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that in 2004, more than 8 million people were injured in falls.


Peter is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Philosophy, and J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1988.


Peter Naake has practiced law with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund in Jackson, Kentucky and as an appeals and litigation attorney with the workers’ compensation Special Fund. Before joining Priddy, Cutler, Miller & Meade, PLLC, Peter had a general practice representing individuals in litigation, real estate transactions, probate, social security disability, small business, estate planning, bankruptcy and domestic relations.

Peter is a former editor for the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys’ publication Workers Compensation Review and is currently a contributor to Louisville Law and the Kentucky Law Blog where he reviews all Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions in workers compensation cases.

Other Accomplishments

Over the past 15 years Peter has built a successful private practice by representing claimants through the workers’ compensation process. He has advised and represented many clients in social security disability and other retirement systems, unemployment insurance, vocational rehabilitation, medical billing and collections, third party tort liability, and other legal matters and views workers’ compensation cases in the broader legal and practical context which affect peoples’ lives. Peter strives to understand the position and motivation of the parties involved prior to bringing a case to litigation, and has worked with many of the claims adjusters and supervisors who are behind the scenes in the litigation of claims.


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