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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Recent News

Seven WHT Attorneys named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America

Ward, Hocker & Thornton is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America with three lawyers included as the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in … Continued Read More

WHT Attorney Max Smith Named to Leadership Lexington Class of 2020-2021

Ward, Hocker & Thornton attorney Maxwell D. Smith has been named to the Leadership Lexington Class of 2020-2021. Max is one of twenty-five class members selected to participate in the program that is designed to cultivate Lexington leaders by providing educational opportunities that broaden perspectives and allow participants to gain increased understanding of community dynamics and … Continued Read More

An Important Message from WHT on our Response to COVID-19 and our Office Operations

At Ward, Hocker & Thornton, we are committed to providing exceptional legal services to all of our clients. We had previously informed you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we began Work from Home on March 23rd. We have striven to maintain that high level of commitment to our clients while making the necessary changes … Continued Read More

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