Brian L. Schuette Managing Partner
719 Dishman Lane Ext.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 781-7500 Voice
(270) 781-7533 Fax
Brian Schuette is the Leader of the Acts 6 Project and is also Lead Attorney at Schuette Law Group.
His law practice background is diverse, with a strong emphasis on civil litigation, including injury cases and business disputes. Brian Brian has been practicing law in Kentucky since 1991 and is also licensed in the state and federal courts of Tennessee. He is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer-reviewed rating that an attorney can hold.
Brian is trained as a civil mediator (Rule 31 Listed in Tennessee) and as a Christian conciliator (alternative dispute resolution for churches and church members). His background in dispute resolution has proven to be a valuable tool in his work on behalf of churches. Since 2012, Brian has developed a unique expertise in advising churches on legal issues that range from developing Biblically and legally sound organizational structures to internal investigations. He also provides Biblically-informed legal training for church leaders. As a litigator, Brian offers a useful perspective when helping church leaders analyze risk. More importantly, he approaches the his work on behalf of churches as one who is deeply committed to traditional Christian doctrine and the local church. This commitment is best illustrated by the guiding principles of the Acts 6 Project, which are:
- the priority of Gospel
- the authority of the inerrant Word of God
- the faithful application of New Testament principles of church governance and leadership
(For a more detailed explanation of the Acts 6 Project’s Guiding Principles, see the About section).
Brian is very active in his church, teaching an adult Sunday School class, leading a weekly men’s Bible study in his home and serving as an advisor to his church’s pastoral staff, elders and trustees. Brian is a frequent speaker at Christian training events.
REPRESENTATIVE LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
In re: Adison P., 2015 WL 3430004 (Tn.Ct.App.) Overview: Unpublished decision of the Tennessee Court of Appeals disqualifying a Juvenile Court judge on grounds of bias.
In re: Adison P., 2015 WL 1869456 (Tn.Ct.App.) Overview: Unpublished decision of the Tennessee Court of Appeals dismissing a Juvenile Court judge’s appeal from an order directing him to hold a hearing in a child custody case.
Bray v Husted, 2013 WL 6164536 (U.S.D.C., E.D.Ky) Overview: Federal Court Order denying motion to disqualify medical expert in case involving allegations of medical negligence against a bariatric surgeon.
Bray v Husted, 11 F.Supp.3d 854 (U.S.D.C., E.D.Ky, 2014) Overview: Federal Court Order denying motion to summary judgment in case involving allegations of medical negligence against a bariatric surgeon.
Carter Douglas Company, LLC v Logan Industrial Development Authority, Inc., 2015 WL 4554741 (U.S.D.C., W.D.Ky) Overview: Federal Court Order denying motion to dismiss in construction bond case; case was subsequently settled.
Crain v Chambers,., 2006 WL 3093227 (Tn.Ct.App.) Overview: Unpublished decision in which the Tennessee Court of Appeals set aside an arbitration award in an attorney fee dispute; case was remanded and successfully tried to verdict.
Hatfield v Little Sturgis Rally and Races for Charity, Inc., 2008 WL 152083 (U.S.D.C., W.D.Ky) Overview: Federal Court Order overruling a motion for summary judgment in a case involving serious injury to an attendee of a motorcycle rally when he was struck by a motorcycle.
Miller v USF&G, Ky.App., 909 S.W.2d 339 (1995) Overview: Published decision concerning the requirements that an insurance company must meet in order to require its insured to submit to an independent medical examination as a condition of receiving basis reparation benefits.
Missinne v City Of Glasgow, Ky.App. 2010 WL 2133713 Overview: Unpublished decision in which the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment in favor of the City of Glasgow in a case for serious injuries arising out of dangerous defects in a city sidewalk.
Williams v PJs College of Cosmetology, Inc., Ky.App., 2006 WL 3371883 Overview: Unpublished decision in which the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment in favor of a school of cosmetology in a matter involving a serious personal injury; case was remanded and settled.
York v Petzl America, Inc., Ky.App., 353 S.W.3d 349 (2010) Overview: Published decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversing a summary judgment in a serious injury case arising out of a training exercise for volunteer firefighters.
Smith v Crimson Ridge Development, LLC, Ky.App., 410 S.W.3d 619 (2013) Overview: Published decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirming a summary judgment voiding a land sale contract repudiated by a real estate developer.
TEACHING AND WRITING:
Invited Presenter – Kentucky Baptist Convention “Church Security Conference”– 2018–2019
Instructor – Introduction to Law – Western Kentucky University – 1996 – 2003
Invited Presenter at the Kentucky PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference – 2009
Invited Presenter at WKU – Medical Negligence Issues – 2009
Blog Article – “Just Between You and Me, Pastor” –
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Blog Article – “5 Principles of Good Church Governance” –
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Invited Presenter – Kentucky Law Update – 2018–2019
State Courts of Kentucky, 1991
State Courts of Tennessee, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2011
Brandeis School of Law (University of Louisville) J.D. 1990
Western Kentucky University (B.A. 1987)
Managing Partner, Schuette Law Group (present)
Senior Partner, Crain|Schuette, Attorneys, LLC
Brian Schuette, Attorney at Law, PSC
Mike Breen, Attorney at Law
Hensley, Dunn, Ross & Howard
Baptist Health Care System, Inc.
Corporate Legal Department
Church Law Institute – ChurchLawInstitute.com
Senior Counsel for not-for-profit ministry to churches
Orchestra Kentucky –
President of Board of Directors from 2010-11;
Board Member 2008-12
Commonwealth Policy Center – commonwealthpolicycenter.org
Something Good Radio – somethinggoodradio.org
Crossland Community Church – crossland.tv