BillOrbersonBill Orberson has been named as 2016 Louisville Lawyer of the Year in the area of Insurance Law by The Best Lawyers in America. Bill has been one of the leading insurance defense attorneys in Kentucky for almost three decades, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.

PPOA Welcomes Three New Associates

John “Jack” C. Phillips, Matthew J. Wheatley, and Ryan D. Nafziger have recently been hired as new associates in the Louisville office. Jack graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2015 and spent a year as a clerk for The Kentucky Supreme Court before joining the firm this summer. Matthew J. Wheatley joins the firm after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2016. Matt started as a clerk at PPOA during the summer of 2015. Ryan D. Nafziger joins after graduating from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2016.



William Orberson and Joseph M. Effinger were selected as SuperLawyers® in Civil Litigation Defense; John W. Phillips, Susan D. Phillips, and John F. Parker were selected in Medical Malpractice Defense; and Patricia LeMeur, M. David Thompson, and Nicholas R. Hart were chosen as Rising Stars for 2015.


Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC was founded in 1999 with a commitment to providing exemplary legal services in the defense of our clients, while at the same time exhibiting a high level of professionalism and serving our community.  Our attorneys have achieved an extraordinary success rate at trial and have been honored as some of the top trial attorneys in several areas of civil litigation.  Since its founding, PPOA has grown to be one of the largest law firms in Kentucky devoted solely to trial practice, establishing itself as one of the most prolific and successful litigation firms in the state. Learn more.