The attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office are proud to work with injury victims from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas. Our experienced lawyers are supported by a knowledgeable and compassionate team of individuals including:

Clair Slusser

Worker's Compensation Paralegal 

Orginally from Indiana, Clair, joined the Karl Truman Team in June of 2019. She currently resides in Louisville with her partner Max and their Corgi Finn. An proud alumni of Our Lady of Prvidence High School and Penn State University. You can typically find her disscussing or reading about politics, current events, social reform, or public ploicy; listening to true crime podcasts, trying (and sometimes failing) to learn how to cook, learning new languages, or her nose in a book. 

Kim Holmes

Pre-Litigation Paralegal

Orginally from Indiana, Kim joined the Karl Truman Team in July of 2019. She studied Accounting at Brown Mackie College and ejoys attending her daughter’s high school sporting events, spending time at their summer camp and poker nights with friends.

Wilma Carter

Medical record Assistant 

Before joing the Karl Truman Law office team in February of 2019, Wilma spent more than a decade in healthcare as a Patient Liasion. Personal Injury law was new to her, but the transition was very smooth, and she loves being a part of such a dynamic team that makes a differnce in people's lives during their time of need. 

Bordn and raised in Columbus Indiana, she now resides just south of Seymour with her husband (and high school sweetheart!) and handsome dog, Niko. She has raised two beautiful daughters, the oldest being a University of Indianapolis Alumni and the yougest a University of Florida...

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Michele Varner

Michele began working at KTLO on 3/14/2018, Pi Day! As a Navy veteran, she is very excited to be able to assist fellow veterans with the benefits claim process.

Michele graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Spalding University and followed with the completion of a Masters in Social Work from Spalding University in 2010.  She worked in social services serving community members in Louisville and Jeffersonville as well as surrounding areas.  Aside from her work life, she has dedicated her volunteer time to many veterans’ organizations along with the PTA at her son’s school.  Michele is...

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Suki Hammond

Litigation Paralegal

Suki is married with three children; she enjoys being active and being involved with her children’s school and sports activities.  She is a native of Sierra Leone, West Africa but calls Jeffersonville Indiana her home. She finished up her studies at Southern Ohio College where she studied Accounting and Legal Studies.  Her prior experience includes 15 years of Senior Bankruptcy Paralegal with Kruger & Schwartz and Immigration Law with Indus Law Firm.   She enjoys working with Truman Law Firm team and enjoys her job as Litigation Paralegal in Personal Injury Claims. Suki is a member of Graceland Baptist Church.

Teresa Stephenson

Director of First Impressions

Date Hired: Teresa Stephenson was hired on 10/2/2017 as a Pre-Litigation Assistant but when the Director of First Impressions announced she was leaving in January 2018, Teresa conveyed her interest in the position. 

Loving to speak with people and bringing a little sunshine to each person’s day, she felt this was the perfect position for her. 

Previous Experience: The vast majority of Teresa’s experience has been in the healthcare field. Having worked for Clark Memorial Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Floyd Memorial Hospital, however, none have made her love coming to work as much as The Karl Truman Law office.

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Shawn Kennedy

Claims Investigator 

Before joing the Karl Truman Law Office, Shawn spent 17 years working for the Jeffersonville Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy Sheriff, Sworn Officer, and Detective in Investiagations Division and Hostage Negotiator. He finds that what he enjoys the most in his past and current career at Karl Truman Law Office is helping people who have experienced something life changing. A Jeffersonville native, Shawn is a member of the Knights of Columbus JFK Council 1248 and shares 4 children with his wife Ellen of 15 years. A graduate of Our Lady of Providence High School class fo...

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Virginia Cline

Office Manager

Before joining the Karl Truman Law Office, Virginia worked for more than 11 years as a legal assistant with LandAmerica, specializing in residential and commercial real estate. A proud member of the Providence High School Class of 1978 and the Associated School in Miami, Florida, she also earned business credits at IUS. Virginia is also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators. Virginia notes that when helping her clients, she believes she aids them in retaking charge of their lives. She adheres to the principle, “I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. We are in charge of our...

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Jeanine Truman

Director of Marketing and Client Communications

A native of Taylorsville, Kentucky, Jeanine Truman graduated from Spencer County High School and helps the Karl Truman Law Office connect with clients in need as the firm’s Director of Client Communications. Jeanine’s diverse experience includes roles as a legal assistant for the Hatmaker Law Office, an image consultant for BeautiControl Cosmetics and a real estate agent for Re/Max. Jeanine has also worked with the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) on the 2020 Corner Stone Project for Potable Water. Jeanine resides in Sellersburg, Indiana, with her husband, Karl. She has three children, Adam Burress, Jennifer...

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Steve Self

Investigator

Prior to joining the Karl Truman Law Office in 2006, Steve worked with the Jefferson District Court as a supervisor for the Criminal/Traffic Department. Steve is a 1973 graduate of Atherton High School and a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky.

Meranda Phillips

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Paralegal

Meranda is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies at the University of Louisville. A native of Findlay, Ohio, Meranda now resides in Louisville, Kentucky, and enjoys spending time with her two dogs, playing the drums, reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Jessica Batman

Pre-Litigation Auto Paralegal

Jessica is a family woman. Married with three children, she enjoys spending quality time fishing, swimming, boating and more with her family. It’s no wonder that as a paralegal for auto accident cases, Jessica has a special place in her heart for clients whose families have been devastated by pain and suffering. A graduate of Floyd Central High School, Jessica received her Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Sullivan College. Her prior experience includes paralegal positions with Mapother & Mapother, Fifer Law Office, and Ward Tyler & Scott. She has been with the Karl Truman Law Office since 2001. A native of Floyds Knobs...

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James King

Veterans’ Disability Claims Coordinator

James serves Karl Truman Law as a dedicated veteran claims coordinator. He has ten years of experience working with VA claims. He retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service. James is also a member of the VFW, DAV (life member) and NOVA. Previously, James was a Maintenance Instructor at Fort Knox and student at U of L. He recently completed his degree graduating Cum Laude from U of L with a BS in Political Science with a paralegal concentration. Born in New Mexico, James calls Virginia home. James is a father of five. Three children are grown and two reside with James and his wife in rural Kentucky. In his spare time James...

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Taylor Rockey

Medical Records Assistant

Taylor, born and raised in Jeffersonville, IN, works for Karl Truman Law Office as Medical Records Assistant, making sure our clients records are received in a timely and efficient manner. Taylor is preparing to graduate from the University of Louisville in May of 2016 with her in Bachelors in Justice Administration while also working towards her associates in Paralegal studies. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, play softball, and spending time with her family and friends.

Michael Chang

Michael studied Political Science with a track in Paralegal studies at the University of Louisville when offered an intern position with the Karl Truman Law Office in June of 2013. He was shortly hired full time as a legal assistant and was promoted to paralegal in the litigation department. Michael plans to go to law school in fall of 2017. With his prior experience in the technology field, Michael has had the opportunity to assist the youth and elderly of the Louisville community with the growing advances in technology. This would include volunteering at an assisted living to help patients connect with family and friends through social...

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