About Our Law Firm

Founded in 1941 and later reorganized as MacKenzie & Peden, P.S.C., we are one of Louisville’s oldest and most well-respected law firms.

After maintaining both a downtown and east end satellite office for many years, the Firm consolidated its operations and moved to its present suite of offices located in the east end of Louisville in 2002.

In April 2014, the Firm changed its name to “Mayer Harrod Law Group” to better reflect the current makeup of the Firm. Principal attorneys Valerie T. Mayer and Deborah L. Harrod have assumed daily management and guidance of the Firm as it enters this new phase.  

The Firm remains committed to providing exemplary legal services to its clients. Our goal is to make each client’s experience in working with our attorneys a better one- free of problems and anxiety. We strive to find the innovative legal solutions needed and to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Our Team

Valerie T. Mayer

Valerie T. Mayer

Principal Attorney

Deborah L. Harrod

Deborah L. Harrod

Principal Attorney

Leslie Seaton

Leslie A. Seaton


Areas of Practice

Business Law

Our business attorneys provide planning, transactional and commercial litigation services to our business clients. These services encompass entity selection and formation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, employment and other human resources matters, non-compete issues, on-going matters such as meetings and minutes and dissolutions.

Estate Planning, Trust and Probate

We provide a full array of estate planning and probate services, including client consultation and planning, drafting of Wills, all types of Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and transfer documents, guidance through the probate process from opening to closing the probate case, making beneficiary distributions and handling creditors’ claims and assistance with business succession planning and charitable and family giving issues.

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Our employee benefits team designs, installs and assists in maintaining all types of qualified and non-qualified retirement and deferred compensation plans, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, ESOPs and executive level equity compensation plans as well as health and welfare plans. We regularly assist in plan corrections and disclosure through federal compliance programs and provide assistance and advice regarding fiduciary liability, plan audits, administration and ERISA litigation.

Real Estate

Our lawyers have experience in the all areas of real estate law including closings, condo associations, evictions, foreclosures, forcible-detainers, homeowner associations, horizontal property law, and landlord

Domestic Relations

Our lawyers have over twenty five years of experience in the field of domestic relations, which includes working with victims of domestic violence, divorce, paternity, child custody matters and child support.

Professional Negligence

Our lawyers have experience in defending professional service firms against allegations of malpractice, fraud, negligence and other civil claims.

Premises Liability

Our litigation team has experience handling premises liability matters from pre-suit through court through the appellate process, including defending claims involving residential buildings, commercial buildings, retail centers, amusement centers, nightclubs and educational facilities.

Insurance/Bad Faith

Our lawyers have been defending insurers throughout the state in first party and third party insurance issues involving bad faith claims for over ten years.  In addition, we have experience in defending a broad range of insurance issues, including commercial liability, motor vehicle accidents, life insurance, home owners worker’s compensation and general liability.

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation team has the judgment and experience to stem potential losses, mitigate damages and recommend the best course of action. We handle a variety of commercial matters including, but not limited to, commercial contract and warranty claims, discrimination, sexual harassment and employment issues.

Contact Us

Mayer Harrod Law Group
2303 Hurstbourne Village Dr., #100
Louisville, KY 40299

Phone: (502) 589-1110
Fax: (502) 589-1117