David Thompson and Hayley Abbott successfully defended an emergency medicine physician in a medical negligence case tried in Warren Circuit Court (Bowling Green). The patient presented to the emergency department with a right retroperitoneal hematoma following a kidney biopsy that had been performed by the patient’s nephrologist. Plaintiff alleged that the patient sustained a puncture […]
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Joe Effinger and Matt Piekarski obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in a patient fall medical negligence case tried in Jefferson Circuit Court (Louisville). The Plaintiff’s decedent was hospitalized after she fell at home and fractured her hip. Following hip replacement surgery the patient was documented as being confused and a “high […]
Susan Phillips was selected by her peers to receive the distinguished award of 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America®. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with this distinguished award.
Bill Orberson was selected by his peers to receive the distinguished award of 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with this award. This is Bill’s second selection (2016) for this distinguished honor.
Matt Piekarski and Bobby Whitmer obtained a zero-liability defense verdict on behalf of a restaurant in a premises liability case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington. The Plaintiff, a recently retired kindergarten teacher and customer of the restaurant, slipped on engine oil spilled in the parking lot […]
Susan Phillips and Hayley Abbott obtained summary judgment for a hospital in a case involving alleged sexual abuse by a male nurse against a patient in the hospital’s emergency department.
Matt Piekarski secured summary judgment in favor of a police officer accused of civil rights violations and state-law torts related to his use of a taser on a fleeing subject resulting in the subject’s death.
Sean Ragland and Colleen Davis successfully defended a social worker and her employer, a behavioral health facility, at trial in a tragic suicide case. A fourteen-year-old girl from an extremely abusive home was residing at a residential treatment center. The girl was sent to the emergency room after a self-harming incident that the Estate characterized […]
John Phillips was selected to the Kentucky Trial Court Review Hall of Fame for a stellar career of trial results and mentorship. Congratulations, John!
Susan Phillips, Patricia Le Meur, and Jack Phillips were each recognized for outstanding legal merit or volunteerism in 2021. Susan was named the Kentucky Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates. Susan was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Louisville Bar Association. Tricia earned recognition from the […]
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