WHT Sponsors JA Miss Business Dress for Your Future Fashion Show

Ward, Hocker & Thornton had the unique opportunity to sponsor the Dress for your Future Fashion Show at the 2018 Junior Achievement Miss Business event held on February 22 in Lexington. The JA Miss Business educational workshop is designed to help young women develop a successful business and professional career through professional development activities, networking … Continued

2018 Workers’ Compensation Handbook Now Available

The 2018 Ward, Hocker & Thornton Workers’ Compensation Handbook is now available. Every year, the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Division produces this informative handbook as an overview of workers’ compensation law in Kentucky. It discusses general law and issues that arise in the everyday handling of claims that are pre-litigation, in active litigation, and post-litigation.  Chapters also include … Continued

WHT Named 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky

For the third straight year, Ward, Hocker & Thornton has been named to the Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.  Every year the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management select the Best Places to Work winners in three separate categories. WHT was included in the small companies category, … Continued

WHT Attorneys Published in December Issue of For the Defense

WHT Member, Gene F. Zipperle, and Associate, Rebecca L. Galloway, have an article published in the December 2017 issue of For the Defense. The article entitled “Is It Time to Stop Playing Nice?” focuses on a recent trend regarding discovery in cases involving motor carriers and how defense counsel should refocus their attention to the … Continued

Ten WHT Attorneys Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Kentucky Super Lawyers publication. Attorneys Walter Ward, George Hocker, Gregg Thornton, and Gene Zipperle were named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Ashley Brown, Megan Lyons, Jillian House, Whitney Kunjoo, Michael Kunjoo and Rebecca Galloway were named to … Continued

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

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

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

Walter Ward Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Ward, Hocker and Thornton, PLLC Member, Walter A. Ward, was named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. Additionally, he was recognized as the 2018 Lexington Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award. Walter was a … Continued

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