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Greg Belzley

Belzley, Bathurst & Bentley
Prospect, KY
Greg is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, and has been a successful trial lawyer for almost 35 years. While a partner at the Louisville law firms of Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, Frost Brown Todd, and Dinsmore & Shohl, he was involved in virtually all types of civil litigation. He has participated and been consulted in complex litigation, and has twice had verdicts that received national attention. By the age of 45, he had the unusual distinction of persuading a jury to return a complete defense verdict in a multi-million dollar case involving a catastrophic injury to a teenager, while persuading another jury to award a gay Puerto Rican immigrant more than $1 million for his mistreatment during on overnight incarceration in the Louisville jail.

Since 1987, Greg has aggressively defended the constitutional rights of American citizens behind bars. In November of 2009, he left his big-firm practice and with his wife and law partner formed BelzleyBathurst Attorneys (now Belzley, Bathurst & Bentley), a civil rights law firm devoted almost exclusively to inmates'€™ rights, police misconduct, and abuse of power. His attention is focused on cases involving wrongful death, serious, permanently disabling injury, and systemic abuses appropriate for class action litigation and injunctive relief.

Greg is a frequent writer and lecturer on Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment constitutional rights and class actions. He has given numerous seminars in his practice area (including three nationwide internet-based seminars on jail litigation), and has spoken on panels concerning damages and medical claims at two national inmates'€™ rights conferences.