At Ward, Hocker & Thornton we have a singular focus: results. Located in Kentucky, we are a regional civil litigation firm concentrating in insurance defense. Since 1984, our attorneys have partnered with clients to take on their most important and complex legal issues. With powerful industry knowledge and meaningful personal connections, we work to deliver our clients quality results. 

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WHT Attorneys Named 2022 The Best Lawyers in America

Ward, Hocker & Thornton is pleased to announce that six of our attorneys have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and 2022 The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lawyers on … Continued Read More

WHT Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Claim

WHT attorneys Max Smith and Ashley Brown obtained a defense verdict in favor of Louisville Mega Cavern in a jury trial on a wrongful death claim in Jefferson County. The plaintiff was participating in an activity in the cavern and had a medical emergency and later passed away. Plaintiff was asking for $60 million, $20 … Continued Read More

Kentucky Court of Appeals Upholds Summary Judgment Argued by WHT Attorneys

The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the summary judgment that was argued by WHT attorneys Brian Gudalis and Jim Freel on behalf of Louisville Road Ventures LLC in the case of Robert Ragle v. Louisville Road Ventures LLC and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Louisville Road Ventures owned property that was leased by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  … Continued Read More

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