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

Ashley Brown and Graham Barth Obtain Defense Verdict in Bath County

Ashley Brown and Graham Barth obtained a defense verdict in a trip and fall claim in Bath County. The plaintiff tripped and fell on a curb cut in a sidewalk at the Dairy Queen in Owingsville. She sustained a shoulder injury requiring a series of surgeries and medical expenses of $169,000. She alleged the slope … Continued

WHT Raises Donations for the First Legal Food Frenzy Across the State

In the inaugural year of the Legal Food Frenzy, WHT raised the equivalent of 2,657.5 pounds of food to be donated to food banks across the state. This year the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) joined forces to host the 1st Legal Food Frenzy, a fundraiser/competition created to support … Continued

WHT Attorneys Present TIDA Webinar on “Reptile Theory”

On April 13, 2017, WHT attorneys Gene Zipperle and Rebecca Galloway gave a members-only Webinar presentation to the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) called “Starving the Reptile.” The webinar was the most heavily attended TIDA Webinar in the last several years. The webinar explored combating the “Reptile Theory”, a litigation strategy used by Plaintiffs, which … Continued

WHT Attorney Organizes Kentucky Defense Counsel 2017 Spring Seminar

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC attorney Jillian House organized the 2017 Kentucky Defense Counsel Spring Seminar. As Young Lawyers Section Chair, Jillian, along with her committee, planned this year’s topics and speakers. This full day seminar will be held at the Louisville Downtown Marriot beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m. National speakers … Continued

Thomas L. Travis Named to Fayette Circuit Court’s 8th Division

Thomas L. Travis Named to Fayette Circuit Court’s 8th Division Ward, Hocker & Thornton Member was selected by the Governor for the vacant seat   Thomas L. Travis, a Member at Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, was selected by Governor Bevin to fill the vacant Fayette Circuit judgeship in the Court’s 8th Division on March … Continued

Defense Verdict in Jefferson County for Ashley Brown and Tucker Willis

WHT is pleased to announce that Ashley Brown and Tucker Willis obtained a unanimous defense verdict today in a jury trial in Jefferson County.  The premises liability case involved allegations of a traumatic brain injury and claimed medical expenses of $160,000.  The claimed damages were diminished through pretrial motion practice, resulting in the plaintiff being … Continued

Ward, Hocker & Thornton Named to 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Ward, Hocker & Thornton is pleased to announce the firm has been named to the 13th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky. 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 … Continued

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