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

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

Kentucky Court of Appeals Upholds Defense Verdict Obtained by WHT Attorneys

The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion affirming a Fayette County jury’s defense verdict in favor of an insurance company represented by WHT.  The plaintiff claimed to have sustained injuries in a rear-end motor vehicle accident in Lexington, Kentucky; specifically, she alleged that a preexisting knee condition was aggravated in the accident.  After … Continued

WHT Named to 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky List

Ward, Hocker & Thornton has been named to the 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.  Every year the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management select the Best Places to Work winners in three separate categories. This is the sixth straight year that WHT has been included … Continued

Walter Ward Selected to 2021 Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that Member Walter A. Ward has been selected as a 2021 inductee into the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant contributions to the Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation system during their distinguished careers. All inductees will be honored … Continued

WHT Announces New Member

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Rebecca Burroughs has been elected to become a Member within the Firm. Rebecca is an attorney in the Louisville office. Her practice focuses on trucking, transportation and freight, as well as insurance defense for large insurance carriers and many self-insured companies. She regularly practices … Continued

Fourteen WHT Attorneys Selected to 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers List

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 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, … Continued

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

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

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