News & Events

Susan Phillips is Selected as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

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 is Selected as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law

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.

Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case Against Restaurant

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 […]

Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospital Obtained

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.

Summary Judgment in Favor of Police Officer Obtained

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.

Malpractice Case Against Social Worker and Behavioral Health Facility

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 Selected to Kentucky Trial Court Review Hall of Fame

John Phillips was selected to the Kentucky Trial Court Review Hall of Fame for a stellar career of trial results and mentorship. Congratulations, John!