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

A Guide for Businesses to the Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill

In response to COVID-19, the federal government has passed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The FFCRA provides tax credits for employers so that employees can stay home while they are sick with COVID-19, care for someone sick with COVID-19, or care for children who … Continued

COVID-19 Response

To Our Valued Clients and Friends: In response to COVID-19,  Ward, Hocker & Thornton has implemented a work from home policy until it is safe to return to the office. We remain fully available and are reachable by email or by calling our front desk at 859.422.6000, where you can search for an attorney’s extension … Continued

COVID-19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

Based upon the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it remains important for businesses and insurers to assess current policies, and specifically those related to pandemics and communicable diseases.  We expect an increase in insurance claims relating to policies that include Business Interruption Coverage (BIC) and/or Contingent Business Interruption coverage (CBI).  Accordingly, it is important to … Continued

WHT Announces Two New Members

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Jillian Dove House and Whitney Mobley Kunjoo have been elected to become Members within the firm.  The announcement was made at this year’s WHT Christmas Party on December 14, 2019. Jillian House has been with the Firm since 2012. She works in civil litigation … Continued

Eleven WHT Attorneys Named to 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers List

Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers publication. Attorneys Walter Ward, George Hocker, Gregg Thornton, and Gene Zipperle were named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Ashley Brown, Jillian House, Whitney Kunjoo, Michael Kunjoo, Graham Barth, … Continued

Ashley Brown and Graham Barth Obtain Defense Verdict in Fayette County

WHT attorneys Ashley Brown and Graham Barth obtained a defense verdict in favor of an insurance company in a jury trial on an underinsured motorist claim in Fayette County. The plaintiff was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle accident, and she claimed that the accident aggravated a preexisting knee condition that resulted in multiple surgeries. … Continued

Summary Judgement Obtained in Construction Law/Wrongful Death Case

WHT attorneys Gregg Thornton and Joshua Ellis obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client Bansal Construction, Inc. in the case, William Leonard, as Executor of the Estate of Debbie Leonard v. Bruce Grimes; Harrod Concrete and Stone; Bansal Construction, Inc.; Kay and Kay Contracting LLC; and Harrod Transport Co., before Judge Reynolds in the … Continued

Ashley Brown and Graham Barth Obtain Defense Verdict in Bath County

WHT attorneys Ashley Brown and Graham Barth obtained a defense verdict in favor of Caudill & Wright Enterprises, the owner of the Dairy Queen restaurant in Bath County.  The plaintiff tripped and fell on a rubber safety mat while approaching the counter, sustaining a broken leg that required surgical intervention and incurring medical expenses of … Continued

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