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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Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 5 practice areas. Firms included in the 2022 U.S. News – Best … Continued Read More

Defense Verdict in Jefferson Circuit Court

WHT attorneys Max Smith and Will Barker obtained a defense verdict in favor of their client, Loving Care Inc., in a jury trial on a negligent security claim in Jefferson Circuit Court. The plaintiff was going to a midnight bingo game when she was abducted, kidnapped, and sexually assaulted by a John Doe assailant. Plaintiff … Continued Read More

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

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