Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 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, Max Smith, Jim Freel and Whitney Williams were … Continued

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 13th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 7 practice areas. Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized … Continued

WHT Attorneys Obtain Kentucky Supreme Court Ruling

WHT Member Licha Farah and attorney Whitney Williams obtained a favorable ruling from the Kentucky Supreme Court this week in favor of their client, The City of Barbourville, in a premises liability action originating out of Knox Circuit Court. The Plaintiff claimed that the City was liable for damages she sustained when she burned her … Continued

WHT is Hiring: Associate Attorney

WHT has openings for an Associate Attorney with up to 5 years’ experience in our Lexington and Louisville offices. WHT can generally be described as an “insurance defense” litigation firm in that it routinely represents individuals, businesses and corporations through their respective insurance policies. We also directly represent insurance carriers and self-insured corporations (many of … Continued

WHT Obtains Defense Verdict in Nelson County

This week, WHT partners Ashley Brown and Graham Barth obtained a defense verdict in favor of their client, Whispering Wheels Roller Rink. In this Nelson County jury trial, the plaintiff, who was attending a roller skating party at the rink, and was wearing roller skates, alleged that rink employees directed her to an alternate restroom … Continued

WHT Named 2022 Best Places to Work

WHT has been named to the 2022 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list. Sponsored by The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company, the list features 100 companies from across the Commonwealth ranging from small, medium and large size categories. WHT ranked in the … Continued

Ashley Brown Feature Panelist at 2022 Regional Women in the Law Summit

WHT Member, Ashley Brown, is presenting as a featured panelist at the first ever Regional Women in the Law Summit at The Westin Cincinnati on June 10, 2022. Ashley will be speaking on “How to Avoid the Virtual Flop- Making the Most of Virtual Litigation” to attorneys from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This event is … Continued

Ashley Brown Selected to Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

WHT is pleased to announce that Member Ashley Brown has been selected for membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), comprised of U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism for lawyers … Continued

Summary Judgment Obtained in Woodford Circuit Court

Jason Morgan and Betsy Catron obtained summary judgment in Woodford Circuit Court on behalf of Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company, in an action for declaratory relief. Plaintiffs argued that Acuity owed a duty to defend them in connection with various lawsuits filed against them alleging their involvement in a tax refund fraud scheme that deceived … Continued

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