George B. Hocker

Member

ghocker@whtlaw.com

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George B. Hocker is a Member in the Lexington office. During his 30-year legal career, George has litigated countless cases throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky in both state and federal court. Many of them were “high- exposure” cases. In recognition of his extensive legal experience and high level of expertise, George earned a Preeminent AV Martindale-Hubbell rating – the highest rating afforded by Martindale-Hubbell for both legal ability and ethical standards. He was also designated by the Kentucky “Super Lawyers” publication as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky in the area of Civil Litigation Defense.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2015-2017

Memberships

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Ohio Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Ohio Supreme Court, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1988
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1988
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
Kentucky Supreme Court, 1985

Education

J.D., University of Kentucky, 1985
B.S., Accounting, University of Kentucky, 1981

Community

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Board Member
WJHS Baseball Booster Board, Former President
WJHS Football Booster Board
Gardenside Little League Board, Former President
Southland Christian Church, Member

Hometown

Stanford, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Jackson v. Steele, No. 14-5775 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2015)

Jordan v. East Kentucky Power Co-Op, No. 2013-CA-2030 (Kentucky Court of Appeals 2015)

Jackson v. Steele, 2013 US Dist. LEXIS 120826 (Eastern District of Kentucky 2013)

Jones v. Helm, 2011 US Dist. LEXIS 54735 (Western District of Kentucky 2011)

Rushing v. Flerlage Marine Co., 2010 US Dist. LEXIS 89009 (Western District of Kentucky 2010)

Bays v. Summitt Trucking, 2010 US Dist. LEXIS 16975 (Western District of Kentucky 2010)

Morgan v. D-C Elevator, Inc., No. 04-CI-218 (Pulaski Circuit Court 2008)

Jones v. Jessamine Co. Board of Education, No. 04-CI-763 (Jessamine Circuit Court 2006)

Smith v. Miley, No. 99-CI-4108 (Fayette Circuit Court 2002)

Roach v. USAA, No. 95-CI- 4118 (Fayette Circuit Court 1997)

Peoples Bank v. Aetna, 113 F. 3rd 629 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1997)

Hartford v. Maddix, Ky. App., 842 S. W. 2nd 871 (Kentucky Court of Appeals 1992)

Daniel v. Ohio Casualty, 1991 US App. Lexis 12261 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1991)

Rye v. Black and Decker, 889 F. 2nd 100 (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1989)

Young v. J. B. Hunt Transportation, Ky., 781 S.W. 2nd 503 (Kentucky Supreme Court 1989)