Summary Judgment Obtained in Wrongful Death Case

Gregg Thornton, Jillian House and Betsy Catron obtained summary judgment in their case, Nicole McGuffey, as Administratrix of the Estate of Jonathan McGuffey, et. al. v. Ronald Hamilton, Jason Lamb, Select Diesel Repair of Donato Enterprises, LLC. et. al., before Judge Reynolds in Fayette Circuit Court. Plaintiff brought wrongful death claims against the above-listed Defendants … Continued

Summary Judgment Obtained by Gregg Thornton and Jillian House

WHT member Gregg Thornton and attorney Jillian House obtained a summary judgment before Judge Goodwine in Fayette Circuit Court, August 17, 2018. Plaintiff brought forth claims against Keeneland and Sallee Horse Vans, Inc. alleging the Defendants’ negligence caused him to trip and fall while distributing a satirical newsletter on Keeneland’s premises during the September yearling … Continued

Michael Kunjoo Selected to 2018-2019 Leadership Lexington Class

Ward, Hocker & Thornton attorney Michael Kunjoo has been named to the Leadership Lexington Class of 2018-2019. Michael is one of fifty class members selected to participate in the program that is designed to cultivate Lexington leaders. Leadership Lexington is a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington and directed toward individuals who demonstrate leadership … Continued

Gregg Thornton and Megan Lyons Obtain Defense Verdict in Fayette County

WHT attorneys, Gregg Thornton and Megan Lyons, obtained a defense verdict in favor of Lexington Center Corporation in a trip and fall claim in Fayette County. The plaintiff tripped and fell on a cable cover while at Rupp Arena during a UK basketball game. He sustained knee injuries requiring surgical intervention and incurred medical expenses … Continued

WHT Attorneys Pen Feature Article in DRI Compensation Courier

An article written by Ward, Hocker & Thornton attorneys Don Walton and Donnie Niehaus was recently featured in the “Compensation Courier”, the newsletter of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the DRI. DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel with international membership.    The article, entitled “Recent Cases Demonstrate KY’s Employee-Friendly System”, … Continued

Whitney Mobley Kunjoo Serves as Workers’ Compensation Institute Panelist

The 21st Workers’ Compensation Institute was held April 12-13 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. The biennial event is attended by workers’ compensation attorneys from all over the state of Kentucky. WHT attorney, Whitney Mobley Kunjoo, served as a panelist at one of the sessions titled, “The New Practice Regulations and LMS”. Whitney presented … Continued

Gene Zipperle Talks Transportation Law on Dave Nemo Radio Show

WHT Member Gene Zipperle was the special guest speaker on the Dave Nemo Show on Sirius/XM radio on April 4, 2018. The show was a close look into the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program on “Protecting Your Livelihood”.  The show reaches a nationwide audience of about 1.5 million listeners. Gene spoke about the pilot program recently … Continued

WHT Attorney Donnie Niehaus Featured in Business Focus Magazine

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC attorney Donnie Niehaus was the “Ambassador Spotlight” in this month’s edition of Business Focus, the official publication of Commerce Lexington. Donnie serves as a member of the 2018 Commerce Lexington Ambassador Committee. This popular committee consists of volunteers from member companies that represent Commerce Lexington by helping to educate members … Continued

WHT Sponsors JA Miss Business Dress for Your Future Fashion Show

Ward, Hocker & Thornton had the unique opportunity to sponsor the Dress for your Future Fashion Show at the 2018 Junior Achievement Miss Business event held on February 22 in Lexington. The JA Miss Business educational workshop is designed to help young women develop a successful business and professional career through professional development activities, networking … Continued

2018 Workers’ Compensation Handbook Now Available

The 2018 Ward, Hocker & Thornton Workers’ Compensation Handbook is now available. Every year, the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Division produces this informative handbook as an overview of workers’ compensation law in Kentucky. It discusses general law and issues that arise in the everyday handling of claims that are pre-litigation, in active litigation, and post-litigation.  Chapters also include … Continued

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