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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Twelve WHT Attorneys Selected to 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers List

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers publication. Attorneys Walter Ward, George Hocker, Gregg Thornton, Brian Stephenson, Gene Zipperle, Licha Farah and John Hollon were named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Ashley Brown, Jillian House, Graham Barth, Tucker Willis, and Max Smith were named to the Kentucky Rising Stars … Continued Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Motion to Dismiss Argued by Jason Morgan

The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the Motion to Dismiss argued by WHT attorney Jason Morgan on behalf of Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in the case of Independence Bank, C/O Paul Bradford and Michael Burns, Trust Officers, As the Limited Guardian and Limited Conservator of Anthony W. Noel v. Trevor Welch et al.  Mr. Noel … Continued Read More

WHT Announces Three New Members

Ward, Hocker & Thornton is pleased to announce three attorneys have been elected to become Members of the Firm: Graham Barth, Tucker Willis and Max Smith. Graham D. Barth is an attorney in the Lexington office, focusing on civil litigation defense with an emphasis on automobile litigation and premises liability. He has been with the … Continued Read More

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