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  • 13 Nov 2013 8:51 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC wishes to welcome the following new members:

    Donald James Niehaus of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Lexington is a 2010 graduate of University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  Mr. Niehaus works in the area of workers’ compensation and is sponsored by KDC member, Jillian Dove.

    Matthew Coleman Cocanougher of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Lexington, is a 2011 University of Kentucky Law School graduate.  Mr. Cocanougher practices in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Litigation.

    Clayton O. Oswald of Taylor, Keller & Oswald, PLLC, London is a 2004 University of Kentucky Law School graduate.  Mr. Oswald practices in the areas of Appellate, Auto, Contract, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Product Liability and Tort.

    Elizabeth Marie Bass of Golden and Walters, PLLC, Lexington is a 2008 University of Kentucky Law School graduate.  Ms. Bass practices in the areas of Appellate, Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Government, Insurance, Municipal, Premises, and Tort.  She is sponsored by KDC member, Kellie Collins.

    Emily Helen Brooks of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Louisville is a 2011 of Chase College of Law.  Ms. Brooks practices in the areas of Auto, Construction, Contract, Insurance, Surety and Tort.  She is sponsored by KDC member, Scott Burroughs.

    Leslie Nicole Obrzut of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Louisville, is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University’s law school.  Ms. Obrzut practices in the area of Auto, General Liability, Insurance and Tort, and is sponsored by KDC member, Jillian Dove.

    Jennifer Lauren Fell of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Louisville, is a 2012 graduate of University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.  Ms. Fell practices in the area of insurance defense and is sponsored by KDC member, Scott Burroughs.

  • 01 Nov 2013 8:38 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes the following new members:

    Heather Coleman of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, Bowling Green is a 2013 University of Kentucky Law School graduate.  She will be attending the 2013 KDC Fall Seminar and we hope to meet her at that time.

    Donald Killian Brown of Krauser & Brown, Louisville practices in the areas of Appellate, Auto, Business Litigation, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Employment, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Tort, Trucking and Workers' Compensation.  He is a member of DRI.

    Jeri Poppe of Krauser & Brown, Louisville is a University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Appellate, Auto, Business Litigation, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Employment, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Tort, Trucking and Workers' Compensation. 

    Robert "Scott" Summers of Dinsmore & Shohl, Louisville is a University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Auto, Business Litigation, Commercial, Contract, Employment, General Liability, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Tort, Trucking and Workers' Comp.

    Allison Weyand of Frost Brown Todd LLC, Louisville is an Indiana University Maurer School of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Product Liability and Tort.

    Whitney Kramer of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville is a 2013 University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Product Liability, Professional Liability and Tort.

    Christopher J. Leopold of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville is a 2013 University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, and Tort.

    Carl N. Frazier of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, Lexington is a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School.  He practices in the areas of Appellate, Auto, Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Commercial, General Liability, Government Entity, Insurance Coverage, Municipal, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Tort, Trucking and Utilities.

    James Milby Ridings of Hamm Milby Ridings, PLLC, London, is a 2007 Salmon P. Chase College of Law graduate and practices in the areas of insurance defense, civil litigation and personal injury.

  • 24 Oct 2013 5:19 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes its two newest members:  Curt Matthew Graham of Fowler Bell PLLC, Lexington is a 2012 University of Kentucky Law School graduate who practices in the areas of auto, business litigation, government and insurance.  He is sponsored by KDC member, Tia Combs.

    John "Tucker" Willis of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Lexington is a 2013 University of Kentucky Law School graduate who is practicing in the areas of auto, premises and property.  Tucker is sponsored by KDC member, Jillian Dove.

  • 01 Oct 2013 4:24 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes the two newest members of KDC:

    Graham David Barth of Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, Lexington is a 2010 University of Kentucky College of Law graduate and practices in the area of insurance defense.  He is sponsored by Meghan Lyons.

    Jessica Renee Surber of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, Bowling Green is a 2012 University of Kentucky College of Law graduate and practices in the areas of business litigation, civil rights and employment.  She is sponsored by current KDC President, Park Priest.

    David Thomas Riley of Bradley, Freed & Grumley, P.S.C., Paducah is a 2010 University of Kentucky College of Law graduate and practices in the areas of Appellate, Business Litigation, Commercial, Education, General Liability, Government Entity, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Tort and Utilities.  He is sponsored by KDC Director, Miller Grumley.

     

     

  • 23 Sep 2013 4:53 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes its three newest members: 

    Kellie Marie Collins of Golden and Walters PLLC, Lexington is a 2008 UK College of Law grad.  Her areas of practice include Agriculture, Appellate, Bad Faith, Class Action, Contract, Dram Shop, Insurance and Property.  She is sponsored by KDC member, Jillian Dove.

    Colleen Clements Hartley of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner PLLC, Louisville is a 2009 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  Her areas of practice include Medical Malpractice and Tort.  She is sponsored by KDC Director, Katherine Kerns Vesely.

    Laura Elizabeth Salzman of Fowler Bell PLLC, Lexington is a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.  Her areas of practice include Insurance and Tort.  She is sponsored by KDC member, Tia J. Combs.

     

     

  • 23 Sep 2013 4:50 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)
    Casey Stansbury of Fowler Bell PLLC, Lexington, is serving as the Program Chair of DRI's Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liablity seminar being held at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 30-31, 2014.  For more information regarding this seminar, please visit DRI.org.
  • 10 Sep 2013 4:46 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC welcomes its newest members:

    Allison Marie Helsinger of Ward Hocker Thornon, PLLC, Lexington is a 2010 University of Kentucky Law School graduate and is sponsored by KDC member, Ashley Brown.  Her practice areas include:  Auto, Construction, General Liability, Insurance, Premises, Product Liability, Tort and Trucking.

    Blake Austin Vogt, also of  Ward Hocker Thornton, PLLC, Lexington, is a 2009 University of Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law graduate.  His practice areas include Auto, Construction & Premises.  He is sponsored by KDC member, Ashley Brown.

     

     

  • 27 Aug 2013 4:33 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)
    Neil Patrick Baine of MacKenzie & Peden, PSC, Louisville has been approved for Membership in Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc.  Mr. Baine is a 2010 U of L graduate and his defense work is in the areas of commercial, general liability, insurance and tort.  He was sponsored for membership in KDC by Bill Orberson.
  • 03 Aug 2013 9:34 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    The following individuals have been approved for membership in KDC:

    Michael David Hornback, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Lexington, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Arkansas law school.  He practices in the areas of Business Litigation, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Premises, Product Liability, Property, and Tort.  He recently relocated to Lexington from Memphis, Tennessee.

    Scott Ellis Burroughs, Ward, Hocker & Tornton, PLLC, Louisville, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School.  He practices in the areas of Auto, Insurance, Tort, and Workers' Comp.

    Michael Scott Jackson, Boehl Stopher & Graves, Louisville, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  He practices in the areas of General Liability, Insurance, Nursing Home, Premises, Product Liability, and Professional Liability.

    Taryn K. Hagan, Fogle, Keller, Purdy, Bowling Green, is a 2012 graduates of the University of Kentucky Law School.  Her practice is in the area of Workers' compensaton.

     

  • 18 Jul 2013 10:55 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    The following "For Immediate Release" was received from Lawyers Mutual:

    Louisville, KY. Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky (LMICK) welcomes William E. Johnson to their Board of Directors. A partner in the law firm of Johnson Newcomb, LLP in Frankfort, KY, Johnson engages in all areas of trial practice and administrative law. He has served as the former assistant county attorney of Franklin Country, KY and as special counsel to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     

    Johnson has been before the United States Supreme Court, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuit Courts, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western districts of Kentucky, and pro hac vice of the U.S. Courts for the Virgin Islands, District of Kansas, and the Southern District of Ohio.

     

    He is president-elect of the Kentucky Bar Association for 2013-1014 and was vice president of the Board of Governors, chairman of the House of Delegates in 1979. Johnson also served as president of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Franklin County Bar Association, and president of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

     

    Throughout his career, Johnson has held many Board of Directors positions, authored articles and co-authored articles in magazines and books. He received the War Horse Award from the Southern Trial Lawyers Association; was awarded the Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award by the Department of Public Advocacy in 2001; is listed in the Best Lawyers in America; and received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Kentucky State University in 2004.

     


 
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