Verdicts & Settlements
  • Served as lead counsel in cases brought in the following states: Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Maryland, Texas and West Virginia

  • Served as lead counsel in over 50 cases where the verdict or settlement exceeded seven figures; many have emphasized consumer safety

  • Served on "trial team" and Steering Committee of litigation involving Comair 5191 crash in Lexington (2007-08)

  • Warner v. Rifle Coal, (Fleming County, Ky.); death of Fleming County resident; struck improperly placed construction equipment in detour (2008)

  • Burke v. U-Haul, (Fed. Ct., Louisville), $11.5 Million verdict; case involved rented tow dolly not suited for rental combination; caused rollover of vehicle and paraplegia to driver's wife; case received extensive publicity; was featured in article in L.A. Times) (2007)

  • Buckman v. Avery Dennison, (Nelson County, Ky.); driver of Explorer struck road reflector in highway; caused rollover of vehicle and death of driver (2007)

  • Hebert v. Chrysler, (Fayette County, Ky.); rollover of 15-passenger van during routine driving maneuvers; driver of van became quadriplegic (2006)

  • Bowling v. Mt. Sterling Water District, et al., (Montgomery Circuit Court); death of commercial diver who was sucked into and trapped in an intake pipe which was part of a reservoir expansion (2005)

  • Aldridge v. Chrysler, (Boone Circuit Court, W.Va.); Jeep Cherokee struck in side by another vehicle, rolled over, and ejected driver of Jeep; case involved design of seatbelt and occupant containment safety (2005)

  • Robins v. LFUCG, (Fayette Circuit Court); Eleven year old boy stopped in crosswalk in Hartland Subdivision; he was struck and killed by a city garbage truck (2004)

  • Vaughn v. Chrysler, (Clay Circuit Court); Stephanie Vaughn and her four children were struck by another vehicle on the Daniel Boone Parkway; case concerned intrusion into the passenger compartment of the Vaughn minivan; defects included lack of a side guard beam and structural failures within the passenger compartment (2004)

  • Armstrong v. Bee-Line, (Jefferson Circuit Court); Louisville Mayor struck and injured en route to work by vehicle operated by Bee-Line Courier Service; case received extensive media coverage prior to and during trial (2002)

  • Golden v. Chrysler, (Pickens County, S.C.); Kim Golden stepped out of her stopped minivan at a neighbor's driveway; the minivan's transmission jumped from "park" to "reverse" and ran over her and killed Kim and her unborn twins. The case received extensive publicity and was featured on Good Morning America and Primetime Live (2001)

Awards & Honors


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Awards & Honors

War Horse Award, (1995, Southern Trial Lawyers' Association)

AIEG President's Award, 2010

Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award (2010,  Southern Trial Lawyers Association)

Henry T. Duncan Award (2010,  Fayette County Bar Association)

Champion of Justice Award (2011, Civil Justice Association)

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