Donnie J. Niehaus



Donnie J. Niehaus is an attorney in the Lexington office, with a practice focusing solely on workers’ compensation defense and subrogation. His experience includes successfully handling the defense of workers’ compensation claims at final hearings and all appellate levels. He frequently presents to insurance companies with strategies for cost-effective handling of work related injuries and trends in workers’ compensation law.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021


Defense Research Institute
Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2011
Kentucky, 2010


J.D., University of Louisville, 2010
B.S., Marketing, University of Louisville, 2007


Reading Camp, President of the Board, 2018
Leadership Lexington Class of 2016
Micah Legal, Board Member
Commerce Lexington Ambassador Committee
Leadership Lexington Alumni Steering Committee
Presenting Speaker for the FCPS “Credit Abuse Resistance Education” Program


Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Livingood v. Transfreight, LLC, 2015 Ky. LEXIS 1760, 467 S.W.3d 249 (Ky. 2015)