Meet The Team

Mr. Benjamin Potash     Ms. Tracy Shipley     Ms. Lacey Napper      Mr. Larry Forman

(From Left to Right)

Larry Forman, Owner/CEO

Manager and Trial-master

Recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star for 5 years in a row, rated #1 DUI lawyer on Google in client reviews, and named Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyer in his field, Mr. Forman has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of DUI law since he started his practice.

He has had numerous DUI charges amended and dismissed pre-trial, the morning of trial, and had many clients acquitted by a jury, including DUI Second Offenses. Mr. Forman is no stranger to jury trials and will fight for his clients tooth and nail to achieve the best possible result.

Mr. Forman has experienced all aspects of litigation from working with judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys throughout his life. This broad learning experience allowed him to get as many varied perspectives on the law as possible and prepare him for anything that may come along the way in the practice of law. He has extensive experience handling jury and bench trials and various types of hearings.

Mr. Forman understands the need to prepare a strong defense (which, in the word of Sun Tzu requires a powerful attack) and takes every case seriously and personally. He has been primarily focusing on handling Driving Under the Influence charges (DUIs) as well as personal injury and car accident cases.

Mr. Forman is also very active in the community and regularly judges various Mock Trial and Appellate Argument Competitions, including the National Mock Trial, the First-Year Oral Argument Competition and the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. He has also given presentations on what to do if stopped by a police officer to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) (Video). He also runs a very active YouTube Channel: Youtube.com/c/TheDUIGuy

Larry Forman is a graduate of the University of Louisville cum laude and he earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In his spare time, Mr. Forman enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, playing ping pong, billiards, and chess. He also enjoys reading non-fiction books on law and human behavior.

Mr. Forman is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Federal Courts, Fort Knox, and both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

Benjamin Potash, Senior Associate

Daily in the Trenches

Benjamin Potash graduated from U of L Brandeis School of Law. He has worked with the Innocence Project, the Department of Public Advocacy, and the Louisville Metro Public Defenders’ Office. While in law school, Benjamin was a Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy semifinalist and a Human Rights Fellow with the Human Rights Advocacy Project, a fellowship to which he still holds emeritus status.

 

 

Tracy Shipley, Case Manager/Associate

Organizer of the Operation

Ms. Shipley is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Kentucky. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a legal assistant for a criminal defense firm in Atlanta, Georgia. She was appointed an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney in 2003 upon bar passage.

As an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney, she gained valuable jury and bench trial experience. She represented the Commonwealth in numerous hearings. She worked in multiple divisions: Disability & Mental Inquest Court, both Warrant and Domestic Violence Intake and Felony Misdemeanor. She also handled a Warrant Court jury trial docket and was the first Assistant Jefferson County Attorney delegated management of the Enhanced Supervision docket for defendants diagnosed with mental illnesses. In 2005, she was chosen as an Associate in the Brandeis Inns of Court. In 2006, she attended Trial Advocacy, offered by the National District Attorney’s Association at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.

Ms. Shipley sees Americans’ basic Constitutional rights as under attack. The individual right to be free from government interference is prefaced on each citizen understanding his or her rights and asserting those rights. She is concerned about infringement of citizens’ rights to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, guaranteed by the 4th Amendment. She believes the right to counsel, guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, is too frequently waived by individuals taught to be trusting of authority figures.

Ms. Shipley is a graduate of Oxford College of Emory University with an Associates of Arts. She is a graduate of Emory College of Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.

Ms. Shipley earned her Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. She was the law school chapter president of the Brandeis Equal Justice Committee, the local National Organization of Public Interest Attorneys. Ms. Shipley received the Joseph L. White Scholarship. She was a published member of the Journal of Law & Education and recipient of the 2003 Brandeis Writing Award. She served as a student member on the Faculty Committee on Public Service and Professionalism. She was a volunteer legal advocate for the Center for Women and Children. She served as an extern for the Legal Aid Society of Louisville. She worked as a research assistant for two professors and was a law clerk for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Shipley served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Gender and the Law for the Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Louisville in 2007. In 2006, she taught Business Law and Oral Communication at National College of Business & Technology. She later taught World Civilizations and co-taught Law and Government at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 2018, Ms. Shipley worked as an Attorney Advisor to the Social Security Administration in Saint Louis, Missouri.

She is very happy to have returned to practicing criminal law.

Lacey Napper, Junior Associate

MacGyver of the Legal World

After representing big corporations in employment discrimination cases, Ms. Napper switched sides to protect people harmed by pharmaceutical companies. She then briefly stepped aside from the practice of law and worked as a real estate closing agent.

Recharged and ready for action, Ms. Napper is now armed with an arsenal of legal strategies to defend your case.

While in law school, Ms. Napper received the 2014 Kentucky District Judges’ Association Award for superior trial advocacy skills. She also competed on the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law National Trial Team and served as President of the law school’s Moot Court Board. In addition, she earned the 2014 ALI CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, awarded to the one graduate of each law school class who best represents a combination of scholarship and leadership.

Prior to law school, Ms. Napper earned her undergraduate degree from Transylvania University, where she majored in both Philosophy and Religion.

David Kennedy Jr., Intake Manager

Front-line of the Firm

David is a third year Philosophy and Criminal Justice student at The University of Louisville, whose academic interests include Moral and Political Philosophy. David plans to attend Brandeis Law School for his J.D., and become a Criminal Defense Attorney.

He runs a clothing closet that donates gently used dress clothes to clients for use in court and job interviews. David is a part of UofL’s Mock-Trial Team, Justice & Equality Committee, and Philosophy Club.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law Areas of Practice

  • Murder (Intentional/Unintentional)
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Other types of Homicide
  • Assault with a weapon or without
  • Sexual offenses (rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, incest)
  • Child Pornography (possession/distributing, internet crimes and computer crimes)
  • Drug offenses, including dealing, possession, manufacturing, distributing and trafficking in (cocaine / marijuana / methamphetamine / heroin / other controlled substances)
  • Alcohol offenses, (Driving under the influence (DUI)/Operating under the influence (OWI)/Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (OUI/OUII/OVI))
  • White collar crimes such as embezzelment or extortion; blackmail
  • Business and commercial frauds (mail, wire and bank fraud)
  • Money laundering
  • Firearms offenses
  • Immigration
  • Identity theft
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Forfeiture (Criminal or Civil — when the government takes your things and doesn’t return them unlawfully)

Civil Law Areas of Practice

  • Amusement Park/ Injuries at a Zoo
  • Auto/Car/Truck Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites / Dog Attacks
  • Manufacturer’s Product’s Liability
  • Medical/Dental/Veterenary Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligence of Another
  • Nursing Home Negligence/Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Premises Liability Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Runner Accidents
  • Slip, Trip & Falls
  • Swimming Pool/Drowning Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

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Forman & Associates
The Lion Building
717 West Market St., Ste. 2
Louisville, KY 40202

(T) (844) 4-DUI-GUY
(O) (502) 931-6788
(F) (419) 574-7156
Email: larry@larryformanlaw.com