Ten WHT Attorneys Named to the 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers List

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers publication. Attorneys Walter Ward, George Hocker, Gregg Thornton, and Gene Zipperle were named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Ashley Brown, Jillian House, Whitney Kunjoo, Michael Kunjoo, Rebecca Burroughs, and Max Smith were named to the Kentucky Rising … Continued

Chad Wells and Donnie Niehaus Elected Members at Ward, Hocker & Thornton

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Chadwick A. Wells and Donnie J. Niehaus have been elected to become Members within the firm.  The announcement was made at this year’s WHT Christmas Party on December 1, 2018. Chad Wells has been with the firm since 2001 and has focused his practice … Continued

Laura Myers Commissioned to the JAG Corp of the Army National Guard

WHT attorney, Laura Myers, has been commissioned as a First Lieutenant with the Army National Guard JAG Corps. As a Judge Advocate General Officer, Laura will act a legal resource for soldiers, units and the State Adjutant General. Laura will be attending the Direct Commission Officer Course in Fort Benning, GA for approximately six weeks, … Continued

Summary Judgment Obtained in Wrongful Death Case

Gregg Thornton, Jillian House and Betsy Catron obtained summary judgment in their case, Nicole McGuffey, as Administratrix of the Estate of Jonathan McGuffey, et. al. v. Ronald Hamilton, Jason Lamb, Select Diesel Repair of Donato Enterprises, LLC. et. al., before Judge Reynolds in Fayette Circuit Court. Plaintiff brought wrongful death claims against the above-listed Defendants … Continued

Summary Judgment Obtained by Gregg Thornton and Jillian House

WHT member Gregg Thornton and attorney Jillian House obtained a summary judgment before Judge Goodwine in Fayette Circuit Court, August 17, 2018. Plaintiff brought forth claims against Keeneland and Sallee Horse Vans, Inc. alleging the Defendants’ negligence caused him to trip and fall while distributing a satirical newsletter on Keeneland’s premises during the September yearling … Continued

Michael Kunjoo Selected to 2018-2019 Leadership Lexington Class

Ward, Hocker & Thornton attorney Michael Kunjoo has been named to the Leadership Lexington Class of 2018-2019. Michael 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 leadership … Continued

Gregg Thornton and Megan Lyons Obtain Defense Verdict in Fayette County

WHT attorneys, Gregg Thornton and Megan Lyons, obtained a defense verdict in favor of Lexington Center Corporation in a trip and fall claim in Fayette County. The plaintiff tripped and fell on a cable cover while at Rupp Arena during a UK basketball game. He sustained knee injuries requiring surgical intervention and incurred medical expenses … Continued

WHT Attorneys Pen Feature Article in DRI Compensation Courier

An article written by Ward, Hocker & Thornton attorneys Don Walton and Donnie Niehaus was recently featured in the “Compensation Courier”, the newsletter of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the DRI. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel with international membership.    The article, entitled “Recent Cases Demonstrate KY’s Employee-Friendly System”, … Continued

Whitney Mobley Kunjoo Serves as Workers’ Compensation Institute Panelist

The 21st Workers’ Compensation Institute was held April 12-13 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. The biennial event is attended by workers’ compensation attorneys from all over the state of Kentucky. WHT attorney, Whitney Mobley Kunjoo, served as a panelist at one of the sessions titled, “The New Practice Regulations and LMS”. Whitney presented … Continued

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