Gregg E. Thornton

Member

gthornton@whtlaw.com

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Gregg E. Thornton is a Member in the Lexington office focusing on litigation. He has tried over 50 jury trials since becoming a member of the Bar. In addition he has lectured before various organizations and clients on trial practice, evidence and Kentucky law related to the insurance industry.

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2009–2017
Health Care Governance Award, Kentucky Hospital Association, 2012
Top Attorneys in Kentucky, Personal Injury Defense, 2011-2016

Memberships

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Ohio Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
Ohio, 1995
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
Kentucky, 1988

Professional Leadership

Kentucky Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2008-2010

Education

J.D., Northern Kentucky University, 1988
B.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1985

Community

Chairman of the Finance Committee, Immanuel Baptist Church
Vice Chair, Treasurer of the Board at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Vice Chair Board of Directors of Kentucky Easter Seals
Chairman of the Board, Lexington Christian Academy, 2007-2011

Hometown

Alexandria, Kentucky

Representative Cases

Joseph v. Wal-Mart Jury Trial Defense Verdict Leslie Circuit Court (2015)

Ratliff v. Sears Roebuck Jury Trial Defense Verdict Jefferson Circuit Court (2014)

Elam v. Smith Defense Verdict Fayette Circuit Court(2011)

Baptist Physicians Lexington, Inc.; Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.; Michael McKinney, M.D.; Gregory Cooper, M.D.; and James Winkley, M . D., Appellants v. The NEW LEXINGTON CLINIC, P.S.C., Appellee. No. 2012–SC–000242–D

Baker v. Andes, (2005) United States District Court E.D.Ky. at London, 2005 US Dist. Lexis 43469

Ruffing v. Movie Gallery, (2006) United States District Court E.D.Ky. at Ashland, 2006 US Dist. Lexis 40901

Waterfill v National Molding Corporation, (2006) United States District Court E.D.Ky. at Lexington, 2006 US Dist. Lexis 19257

Waterfill v National Molding Corporation, (2007) United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 215 Fed. Appx. 402; 2007 US Lexis 3056; 2007 Fed App. 0096N (6th Cir.)

Carmical v. Bullock, (2007) Kentucky Court of Appeals, 251 S.W.3d 324; 2007 Ky. App. Lexis 257

Bachman v. Locke, (1996) United States District Court E.D.Ky. at Lexington, 974 F. Supp. 1010
Jackson v. City of Allen (1996) United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996 US App. Lexis 30879

Marquichetta Powell v. Jacor, (2003) United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 320 F3rd 599