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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Kentucky Supreme Court Says Officers Can Be Held Liable To Third Parties Struck By Fleeing Suspects During Emergency Pursuits

On June 13, 2019, in the case of Gonzalez v. Johnson (2018-SC-000224-DG), the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it held that an officer can be liable to a third party struck by a fleeing suspect as a result of a negligent pursuit. Juries are now free to determine whether a pursuing officer’s … Continued Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court Says Pre-Injury Liability Waivers Between For-Profit Entities and Parents Signing on Behalf of Minor Children are Unenforceable

On June 13, 2019, in the case of Kathy Miller v. House of Boom Kentucky, LLC (2018-SC-000625-CL), the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it decided that pre-injury liability waivers between a for-profit entity and a parent, signing on behalf of their minor child, are unenforceable. The Court reasoned that under Kentucky law, … Continued Read More

Welcome Summer Law Clerks!

WHT is excited to welcome four summer law clerks to the firm. Tyler Lloyd, Christian Farmer, Paige Kregor and Annie Stewart will be working in our Lexington office for the summer. Tyler Lloyd is returning for his second summer at WHT. He is from Louisville and went to St. Xavier High School. He received his … Continued Read More

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