Gene F. Zipperle, Jr.

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gzipperle@whtlaw.com

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Gene F. Zipperle Jr., began his litigation career in 1988. He has been licensed in Kentucky since 1988 and Indiana since 1989. Gene has litigated in the state and federal courts of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and federal court in Florida and North Carolina. His current practice focuses on all aspects of fidelity and surety law, transportation litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. Gene routinely speaks at conferences and practice seminars. He has published several articles in the Defense Research Institute publication “For the Defense”, as well as numerous trade publications on a variety of subjects. Gene is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Defense Research Institute Fidelity and Surety and Trucking Committees, Eastern Bond Claims Review, National Bond Claims Association, Transportation Lawyers Association Executive Committee, and other similar trade organizations.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017

Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Indiana State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Louisville Bar Association
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Fayette County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
Middle District of Florida, 2005
Middle District of North Carolina, 2003
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
Indiana, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1989
Northern District Indiana, 1989
Southern District Indiana, 1989
Kentucky, 1988

Education

J.D., University of Louisville, 1988
M.S., Microbiology, University of Louisville, 1984
B.S., University of Louisville, 1980

Hometown

Louisville, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Selaci v. Werner Enterprises (2012)

Allgeier v. MV Transportation (2010)

Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Southeast Floating Docks Inc, Federal District Court M.D. Fla. 2007 US Dist. LEXIS 14252

Blackshear v. Werner Enterprises (2005) United States Federal District Court E.D. Ky., 2005 US Dist. LEXIS 46109

Dow Chemical v. Ebling (2001) Supreme Court of Indiana, 753 N.E. 2d 633

Dow Chemical v. Ebling (2000) Court of Appeals of Indiana, 723 N.E.2d 881

Bonnlander v. Leader National Insurance Company (1997) Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 949 S.W.2d 618

Shepherd v. Suburban Motor Freight, (1989) Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 780 S.W.2d 633