Sean Ragland

Sean Ragland

Partner | Louisville | 502-560-9985 |

Sean began his career as an associate for Boehl Stopher & Graves. From 1992 until 1997, he successfully litigated to jury verdict multiple personal injury cases under the guidance of the lawyers who would later form PPOA. For the next eight years, Sean operated his own firm handling a wide variety of cases, continuing his active litigation and trial practice. Sean returned to his mentors at PPOA in December, 2004.

Sean currently focuses his practice in the defense of cases in the fields of medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and employment discrimination. Sean is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts of Kentucky.

Sean’s wife, Becky, also practices law in Louisville.

Representative Cases

Pauley v. UHS of Ridge, Inc., 2009 WL 1424015 (E.D. Ky. 2009) (obtained summary judgment for psychiatric hospital in patient sexual assault case).

Motorists Mut. Ins. Co. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2008 WL 746689, Ky.App., March 21, 2008 (No. 2007-CA-000818-MR) (decision reversing summary judgment against our client and clarifying application of insurance exclusion under Kentucky law)

Haeberle v. McCall, Currens, Topor & Thompson, P.S.C., 2007 WL 1201587, Ky.App., April 20, 2007 (No. 2005-CA-002265-MR) (successful defense of appeal from jury verdict in favor of our client in contractual dispute)

Brooks v. Jefferson County Fiscal Court, 2003 WL 23005603, Ky.App., December 24, 2003 (No. 1999-CA-000624-MR)

Bank Once, Kentucky, N.A. v. Murphy, 52S.W.3d 540, 2001 WL 963816, 86 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1422, Ky., August 23, 2001 (No. 2000-SC-0229-DG) (leading Kentucky case on summary judgment in sexual harassment cases)

Johnson v. Galen Health Institutes, Inc., 267 F.Supp.2d 679, 2003 WL 21419264, 179 Ed. Law Rep. 279, W.D.Ky., June 16, 2003 (No. CIV.A.3:02CV-243-H)

Timmons v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 33 F.Supp.2d 577, 1999 WL 24665, W.D.Ky., January 19, 1999, (No. CIV.A.3:97-CV-224-H) (case establishing availability of punitive damages under Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act)

Brierly v. Alusuisse Flexible Packaging, Inc., 913 F.Supp. 517, 1996 WL 44584, E.D.Ky. January 30, 1996 (Civil Action No. 95-103)

Bishop v. Atmos Energy Corp., 161 F.R.D.339, 1995 WL 276092, W.D.Ky., May 4, 1995 (No. C-93-0189-GB(H))

Areas of Concentration

Medical Negligence
Professional Liability
City & Municipality Litigation
Toxic Tort Litigation
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


– University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, 1992
– Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Arts, History