Joseph M. Effinger

Joseph M. Effinger

Partner | Louisville | 502-560-9948|

Joe is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certification to teach secondary education. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1998, where he was a member of the National Moot Court, National Trademark Moot Court and ATLA National Trial Competition teams.

Joe joined the firm in early 2002. He focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation, specifically hospital, medical malpractice, and insurance defense, including commercial and personal motor vehicle, insurance coverage, premises liability, product liability, construction, and other general liability and personal injury cases.

Joe is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He is a member of the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations, the Kentucky Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Joe and his two daughters are avid sports fans and supporters of the University of Louisville athletics, as well as long-suffering fans of the Minnesota Vikings.

Legal Honors & Awards

– AV Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell

Areas of Concentration

Medical Negligence
Automobile & Trucking Litigation
Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
Premises Liability
Products Liability & Medical Device Litigation

Bar Admissions & Organizations

– Kentucky Bar Association
– U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
– U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
– American Bar Association
– Louisville Bar Association
– Defense Research Institute
– Kentucky Defense Counsel


– University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1998
– University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1994