Madeleine joined Walters Richardson, PLLC as an associate attorney in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, she attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.
The Kentucky Innocence Project
Law Clerk – Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, Lexington, KY
Law Clerk – Cook County State Attorney’s Office, Chicago, IL
University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, Juris Doctor (2020)
University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Music Performance, Cum Laude (2015)
Accomplishments, Honors, Affiliations
Member of Defense Research Institute
Moot Court Board, Writing Chair
Street Law, President
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic Site Supervisor
UK Rosenberg College of Law Pro Bono Award Recipient
Commonwealth of Kentucky
November 2021, Jefferson County, KY: Walker v. Greenwood, Inc. Melissa Richardson and Maddie Loeffler successfully obtained a defense verdict on liability. Plaintiff was abducted from Greenwood Bingo off Dixie Highway in Louisville by a John Doe on January 11, 2017, during a midnight bingo event operated by a charity organization. Despite having attended Bingo events at Greenwood for approximately 17 years prior to this incident and never expressing any concern for her safety while at Greenwood, Plaintiff’s theory of liability was that the crime perpetrated against her was foreseeable to Greenwood and that Greenwood had insufficient lighting and security measures in place which enabled John Doe to attack her. The Jury heard testimony about the security guard present on the premises on the night of the attack, the lighting conditions in the parking lot on and around the night of the attack, and crime data from the two years prior to the attack within a half-mile radius of the bingo hall. The Jury also heard first-hand accounts of individuals working at Greenwood on the night of the incident and their recollections of the condition of lighting in the parking lot that night. Plaintiff’s testimony reflected that she did not recall anything out of the ordinary on the night of her attack, and that she recalled the lighting did not look any different than when she had attended midnight bingo events in the past. The crime data reflected that no violent felonies, like the one perpetrated against Plaintiff, had occurred on or within a half-mile of the property in the two years prior to the January 2017 attack. As a result, the Jury found that the attack against Plaintiff was not reasonably foreseeable to Greenwood and that it did not breach its duty of ordinary care. See KTCR Report
Maddie lives in Lexington and enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, and cheering on the Wildcats.