Ryan J. McElroy



Ryan McElroy is an attorney in the WHT Lexington and Louisville offices where he focuses his practice on civil litigation defense. His experience includes handling the defense of personal injury claims, transportation and trucking claims, premises liability claims, construction claims, and large loss subrogation claims in all stages of litigation. He regularly works with insurance companies in all aspects of civil litigation, including pre-suit investigations, to achieve cost-effective resolutions.

Prior to coming to WHT, Ryan gained valuable experience as a legal clerk and then an associate attorney at two private insurance defense firms in Lexington.

Juris Doctor, University of Kentucky, David J. Rosenberg College of Law, 2019
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Virginia, 2016

Strasburg, Virginia

Kentucky, 2019
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
Eastern District of Kentucky, 2019
Western District of Kentucky, 2019

Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Fayette County Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

2024 Kentucky Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Volunteer Small Claims Mediator, Fayette District Court
Legal Intern at the UK College of Law Legal Clinic
Youth Basketball Coach with Upward Sports