At Ward, Hocker & Thornton we have a singular focus: results. Located in Kentucky, we are a regional civil litigation firm concentrating in insurance defense. Since 1984, our attorneys have partnered with clients to take on their most important and complex legal issues. With powerful industry knowledge and meaningful personal connections, we work to deliver our clients quality results. 

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WHT’s Gene Zipperle Serves as Plaintiff’s Counsel for MCIEF Conference Mock Trial

Ward, Hocker & Thornton Member, Gene Zipperle, presented at the 2017 MCIEF- Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation- Conference Oct. 5-6, in Orlando, Florida, with over 300 attendees. Gene served as plaintiff’s counsel for a mock trial involving a fatality called “A Crash Happens”. The mock trial lasted approximately four hours with other attorneys serving as … Continued Read More

Ashley Brown Named KDC Defense Lawyer of the Year

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that Member Ashley K. Brown has been named Defense Attorney of the Year by the Kentucky Defense Counsel. Ashley was peer nominated and selected by the KDC for the award. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2017 KDC Fall Seminar held at the Marriott Griffin … Continued Read More

Ashley K. Brown Selected to 2017-2018 Leadership Lexington Class

Ward, Hocker & Thornton Member Ashley K. Brown has been named to the Leadership Lexington Class of 2017-2018. Ashley is one of fifty class members selected to participate in the program that is designed to cultivate Lexington leaders.  Leadership Lexington is a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington and directed toward individuals who demonstrate … Continued Read More

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