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2017

Pavo Loco Tennis Tournament

L&S was a proud sponsor of the Pavo Loco Tennis Tournament again this year! BIG CONGRATS to Elizabeth Deener and her team for taking home the trophy!!!!


2017

UK Law Notes - Fall 2017

Partner, John G. McNeill became the first African American hired by a majority-owned Lexington, Kentucky law firm. Early in his career, Mr. McNeill was active in the Black Law Students Association (BSLA) and began a diversity workshop for historically disadvantage students – including African- Americans, women and eastern Kentucky first generation college students.

McNeill said, "When I was hired by Landrum & Shouse in 1985, I thought of myself as a shock troop hitting the shore, and everything I did would reflect on opportunities for generations of lawyers to come after me. Now that I am in the twilight of my career, I am trying to provide an example of how to handle being a seasoned lawyer. This is a noble profession and you have an obligation to do it right." Read the full article here: UK Law Notes – (Fall 2017)


2017

R. Kent Westberry

R. Kent Westberry has been appointed by Kentucky Senate President, Robert Stivers and House Speaker Jeff Hoover as a Commissioner of the Uniform Law Commission and member of the Criminal Justice Reform Committee.


2017

Larry C. Deener | Corporate Champion Diversity award

Partner, Larry C. Deener, chair of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board, accepted the Corporate Champion Diversity award on behalf of Blue Grass Airport. He was flanked by Ray Daniels, board chair of the Urban League, left, and P.G. Peeples, president and CEO of the Urban League. Congratulations!


2017

L&S is a proud sponsor of the Bucket League

L&S is a proud sponsor of the Bucket League!!! Partner, Brad C. Hooks is one of the players on the team. Come out and show your support on Sundays! You can find out more about the Bucket League Lacrosse team on Facebook.


2017

R. Kent Westberry

L&S Partner, R. Kent Westberry was appointed as a member of the Magistrate Judge Selection Committee for the Western District of Kentucky to pick a replacement for retiring Magistrate Judge David Whalin.


2017

AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Ratings Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the gold standard in attorney ratings, recognize lawyers rated by their peers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. An elite group of just 8 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. ~ Martindale Hubbell~

Congratulations to our 2017 AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys


2017

Nealy Williams Please help us welcome our newest Associate - Nealy Williams! Ms. Williams was sworn in today by Justice Keller in Covington, KY. We are thrilled to have her on our L&S team!!!


2017

Larry Deener Larry Deener Named Kentucky Board Member of the Year

October 2, 2017 – Lexington, KY – Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board Chairman Larry Deener was named Kentucky Commercial Service Airport Board Member of the Year at the annual Kentucky Aviation Association Conference. Awarded by the Kentucky Department of Aviation, this recognition is given to an airport board member who embodies a significant depth of knowledge and understanding of the aviation industry.

Larry Deener has served as the chairman of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board since 2015 and has been a member of the Board for seven years. In addition to serving on the Airport Board, Mr. Deener is employed full-time as a partner at the law firm of Landrum & Shouse LLP. Mr. Deener is also an avid single engine airplane and glider pilot, and he is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Read the press release Airport Board Chairman Named Kentucky Board Member of the Year


2017

Beth Winchell Dan Murner

Dan Murner and Beth Winchell recently tried a case in Russell Circuit Court. Dan and Beth represented Central Transport, LLC and its tractor-trailer driver. The case arose from an accident at an intersection, with allegations that the truck driver was speeding and failed to keep a proper lookout to avoid the accident. The defense responded that the Plaintiff ran a red light and "darted" into the intersection, leaving the truck driver with no time to react to avoid the accident.

The Plaintiff suffered a head injury and remains in a vegetative state. Plaintiff sought over $1 million in past medical expenses, over $5 million in future medical expenses, and $7.8 million in past and future pain and suffering.

The jury deliberated for approximately one hour and returned with a unanimous defense verdict on liability.


2017

Jeff Taylor, participated in the Liberty Mutual Invitational sectional Charity | The hole sponsored by Landrum & Shouse

Our very own partner, Jeff Taylor, participated in the Liberty Mutual Invitational sectional Charity Golf event last week and scored low enough to qualify for the National Liberty Mutual Invitational event in Kiawah Island, South Carolina next March over 4 days. Liberty Mutual is a wonderful client of the firm and Landrum & Shouse sponsored one the holes on the course.


2017

World Fast pitch Connection World Series in Myrtle Beach, SC

Big congratulations to Partner, Mike Hammond's daughter (Abby) and the Bluegrass Force softball team. They recently won the World Fast pitch Connection World Series in Myrtle Beach, SC and finished the season with a 61-10 record. L&S is a proud sponsor!


2017

Congratulations Landrum & Shouse LLP | Top Listed in Best Lawyers 2018 | Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide


2017

Habitat for Humanity - Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament L&S was proud to sponsor and participate in the Habitat for Humanity - Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament earlier this week!


2017

Distinguished Lawyer Award | Pierce W. Hamblin | Pierce W. Hamblin has been presented with the 2017 Distinguished Lawyer Award by the KBA | Congratulations!

L&S very own, Pierce W. Hamblin is being presented with the 2017 Distinguished Lawyer Award during the KBA Annual Banquet this evening at 6:30 pm. We wanted to take a moment to thank Mr. Hamblin for all he does for the firm and congratulate him on this notable honor!


2017

ACE Eagles Lacrosse 2017 LYLA Champions

Special thanks to Head Coach, Tim Rogers and assistant coaches Brandon Smolley, Brandon Garretson, Brad Hooks and Wes Browne on leading this wonderful group of boys to victory! Both squads were undefeated for the entire season and played each other for the city championship! Way to go guys!


2017

Bradley C. Hooks Partner, Bradley C. Hooks presented at the NBI seminar this week about Insurance Coverage Litigation. Mr. Hooks gave an update on Insurance Law, Trends and Recent Developments. We appreciate all of our Partners here at L&S taking the time to share their exponential knowledge in the industry.


2017

UK College of Law golf tournament

L&S was proud to sponsor the UK College of Law golf tournament today! Our team included: Tom Cooper, Kyle Ray, Michael Howard and the Dean of the College of Law - David Brennan! Way to go guys!


2017

Attorney at Law Magazine | Pierce Hamblin

Check out the cover and feature story of this month’s Attorney at Law Magazine. L&S's very own Pierce W. Hamblin shares his thoughts on 'Shifting the Focus for Successful Mediations!' "It is the job of a good and honest mediator to let each party know they must seriously examine and consider the legal value of the case," says Mr. Hamblin. Pierce is a Top 10 and Top 50 KY Super Lawyer for Mediation and recognized as a Best Lawyer in America! Read the full story here.


2017

Partner, John G. McNeill

This month, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held their annual Spring Banquet at the Hilary J. Boone Center to recognize notable alumni, graduating third-year students, and the work of the chapter.

Partner, John G. McNeill was a 'keynote' speaker at this year's event. Mr. McNeill gave the students invaluable advice and inspired them as they prepare to launch their careers and practice law in the near future.

We appreciate John's dedication to this association.


2017

Partner, Mark J. Hinkel

Our dear friend and Partner, Mark J. Hinkel was inducted into the Lexington Catholic Hall of Fame today. He will forever be remembered and missed by all of us here at Landrum & Shouse LLP.


2017

Douglas L. Hoots Partner, Douglas L. Hoots presented on insurance fraud at the GLPA today at the Gratz Park Inn! We appreciate Mr. Hoots and all of his hard work and dedication.


2017

Landrum & Shouse LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News - BEST LAWYERS!

Landrum & Shouse LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News - BEST LAWYERS!


2017

Bobbie Wiseman

L&S would like to thank Bobbie Wiseman for her 18 years of dedicated service to the firm! We appreciate everything you have done for each of us here at L&S. Your warm smile and cordial greetings will definitely be missed. Congratulations on your retirement ~ we wish you all the best!


2017

Douglas L. HootsKDC member and Partner, Douglas L. Hoots presented a webinar on Feb. 28th, 2017. Mr. Hoots just handled the most recent sovereign/government immunity case before the Kentucky Supreme Court. Special thanks to Doug for all of his hard work and dedication.


2017

Congratulations Bradley C. Hooks & Gregory A. Jackson | Defense Verdict


2017

Congratulations Leslie P. Vose, Erin C. Sammons and Gregory A. Jackson | Defense Victory


2016

Congratulations to Partner Jeffrey A. Taylor | Top 13

BIG Congratulations to Partner Jeffrey A. Taylor. With the close of 2016 the Kentucky Trial Court Review results are in and has reported its most prolific trial attorneys for the entire state of Kentucky. Partner Jeff Taylor is ranked in the top 13 most prolific trial attorneys in the state of KY over the past decade. We appreciate all of his dedication to L&S and his passion for litigation. Way to go Jeff!


2016

Congratulations Daniel E. Murner & Lacey J. Florella | Defense Victory

Lacey Fiorella and Dan Murner tried a trip and fall case in Jessamine Circuit Court the week following Thanksgiving. Our client, ARC Development, LLC was the owner of the property where Plaintiff, age 70 at the time, fell after stepping in a depression in the pavement. Plaintiff’s counsel called the depression a hole. The depression was located at the top of a parking space and was designed to allow access to a sewer cleanout. Plaintiff fell as she was returning to her car to retrieve her phone. Plaintiff’s expert testified that the condition was a "severe defect" in the property. Defendant argued Plaintiff’s failure to watch her step while wearing wedge sandals.

Plaintiff suffered a fractured patella and fractured 5th metatarsal. She also claimed headaches and neck pain. The medical expenses totaled approximately $25,000. Plaintiff sought $300,000 in pain and suffering at trial.

Plaintiff turned down a sum at mediation and opted for trial. The jury deliberated for 15 minutes and returned with a defense verdict.

DANIEL E. MURNER
Lexington Office
Telephone Extension 265
Email: [email protected]


2016

Leslie P. Vose Pierce W. Hamblin

Check it out! L&S's very own, Pierce W. Hamblin been has listed as a Top 10 & Top 50 KY Super Lawyer 2017. We are also pleased to announce that Leslie P. Vose has also been listed as Top 25 women by KY Super Lawyers! Both of these Partners have been nominated, researched and gone through the blue ribbon review process. We are thrilled and honored to have them as part of our team. Way to go!!!!!!!

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2016

L&S celebrated their 28th annual Christmas Gift Wish Program!

L&S celebrated their 28th annual Christmas Gift Wish Program! For the last 27 years Landrum and Shouse has provided Christmas gifts and a Christmas party for the young teens at the Lexington Juvenile Day Treatment Center on Cisco Road. We are thrilled to bring joy to these young people during the holiday season and look forward to many years to come. Special thanks to our volunteers – John McNeill, Tom Cooper, Cheryl Tingle, Bobbie Kouns.


2016

National Board of Trial Advocacy | Leslie P. Vose Leslie P. Vose

Congratulations to Partner, Leslie P. Vose who has received special recognition of 25 years of certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Way to go Leslie!


2016

Congressional panel calls for new Smithsonian museum of women's history!

Photographed: Commission members, from left, Mary Boies, Marilyn Musgrave, Kathy Wills Wright, Maria Socorro Pesqueira, Emily Rafferty, (L&S's very own) Bridget Bush, Jane Abraham and Pat Mitchell (Photo by Vincent Ricardel).

Read the full story here....

Mary Boies, Marilyn Musgrave, Kathy Wills Wright, Maria Socorro Pesqueira, Emily Rafferty, (L&S's very own) Bridget Bush, Jane Abraham and Pat Mitchell


2016

2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

***CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!***

Super Lawyers:

Rising Stars:


2016

Best Lawyer | Best Law Firms US.News | 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® releases 2017 "Best Law Firms" list

WASHINGTON – November 1, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings. Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Landrum & Shouse LLP was on the list again for 2017 - we are THRILLED with this fantastic news!

CLICK HERE to view a complete list of the Landrum & Shouse LLP rankings.

CLICK HERE to read the official press release.


2016

Pierce W. Hamblin In need of a mediator? Look no further - we have the best of the best! Pierce W. Hamblin is taking appointments. Give us a call today 859-255-2424.


2016

R. Kent Westberry Check out the article written by Partner, R. Kent Westberry recently published in the KBA Bench and Bar magazine!
' VOTE-BUYING IN KENTUCKY'
Reprinted with permission of the Kentucky Bar Association


2016

Lacey Fiorella Michael E. Hammond

And The Defense Wins

Landrum & Shouse LLP partner Michael E. Hammond and associate Lacey Fiorella successfully defended Copart of Connecticut and two employees in a wrongful death action that resulted from a fatal motorcycle accident in Louisville, Kentucky. The case was Lauren Savage, et al. v. Copart of Connecticut, et al., 12-CI-06824, in Jefferson County (KY) Circuit Court.

The trial spanned two weeks and included testimony from 20 witnesses. The plaintiffs, the estate and widow of the decedent, contended that Copart negligently permitted salvage vehicles that had been sold via auction and transferred to an owner, to be transported unsafely and contrary to Kentucky law. Plaintiff’s counsel contended that Copart should have determined the manner in which the salvage vehicles were to be transported prior to release. The defense focused on the evidence indicating that the accident was actually caused by pallets that were dropped into the road (as opposed to the condition of the auctioned vehicles and their manner of transport) and evidence to suggest that the manner of transport was established hours after pickup from the Copart location and at a different location.

During the trial, the court granted the defense’s motions for directed verdict with respect to punitive damages and on a negligent entrustment claim. After four years of litigation, on June 2, 2016, the jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Copart and its two employees.

Mr. Hammond is a member of the DRI Construction Law and Trucking Law Committees. Ms. Fiorella joined DRI in June 2016.


2016

EKU/RMI - Risk Management and Insurance Insurance Golf Outing

Landrum & Shouse LLP was a proud sponsor of the EKU Risk Management and Insurance Golf Outing this year! We were thrilled to be a part of this event.


2016

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The Ronald McDonald House dinner was a huge success, the families were very appreciative. Special thanks to everyone from the L&S team that took time to give back!


2016

Susan G. Komen for the cure Landrum & Shouse was the proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen golf tournament this past weekend! We are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful and worthy organization.


2016

Special CONGRATULATIONS to our L&S Best Lawyers in America 2017!

***Special CONGRATULATIONS to our L&S Best Lawyers in America 2017!***


2016

Jeff Taylor obtained a defense verdict for his client

Jeff Taylor obtained a defense verdict for his client, McVey Land Development, in federal court in Pikeville, Ky this week. American Towers, plaintiff, sought nearly $1 million in damages with contract attorney fees included against BPI Construction and McVey Land for failures of an access road and tower complex in Floyd County that resulted in landslides and resulting property damage. McVey was the road and tower builder while BPI was the general contractor. The jury reached a defense verdict.


2016

L&S volunteers L&S volunteers L&S volunteers

L&S volunteers worked hard this past weekend with Habitat for Humanity! We were thrilled to be a part of such a worthy cause and look forward to it again in the near future.


2016

Jeffrey A. Taylor DEFENSE VICTORY for Partner, Jeffrey A. Taylor!

Trial in Knox Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged neck and back injuries with their car being totaled. Defendant admitted partial liability. Plaintiff refused to accept any liability. The jury split liability 50/50. Plaintiff only received $1500 in pain and suffering. Plaintiff also claimed $18,000 in storage fees/property damage and recovered only $2500 from those damages as Defense was successful on motion at trial to limit storage fees.


2016

Habitat for Humanity Landrum & Shouse LLP is digging in their heels this weekend to help support Habitat for Humanity! Over 1 Million families are living better lives in better housing since 1976 according to Habitat Humanity. L&S is thrilled to take part in such a worthy cause!


2016

R. Kent Westberry R. Kent Westberry has become a Fellow in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL). The ABCL is an honorary society for outstanding Criminal Trial Lawyers with admission to Fellowship by invitation only. To qualify for admission, a member must have at least 10 years of criminal trial experience and have tried at least 50 trials of which 30 were felony jury trials. Kent is a long standing partner at Landrum and Shouse. He served as President of the Kentucky Bar Association in 2004-2005 and also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. He currently serves as Alternate to the Chair for the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission.


2016

Jeffrey A. Taylor Partner, Jeffrey A. Taylor is speaking at a KJA conference today on trial techniques from a defense perspective in personal injury cases for Kentucky attorneys in Pikeville.


2016

Lacey Michael

Landrum & Shouse LLP partner Michael E. Hammond and associate Lacey Fiorella successfully defended Copart of Connecticut and two employees in a wrongful death action that resulted from a fatal motorcycle accident in Louisville, KY.

The trial spanned two weeks and included testimony from 20 witnesses. The plaintiffs, the estate and widow of the decedent, contended that Copart negligently permitted salvage vehicles, that had been sold via auction and transferred to an owner, to be transported unsafely and contrary to Kentucky law. Plaintiff’s counsel contended that Copart should have determined the manner in which the salvage vehicles were to be transported prior to release. The defense focused on the evidence indicating that the accident was actually caused by pallets that were dropped into the road (as opposed to the condition of the auctioned vehicles and their manner of transport) and evidence to suggest that the manner of transport was established hours after pickup from the Copart location and at a different location.

During the trial, the court granted the defense’s motions for directed verdict with respect to punitive damages and on a negligent entrustment claim. After four years of litigation, on June 2, 2016, the jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Copart and its two employees.


2016

Erin C Sammons Associate, Erin C. Sammons with Landrum & Shouse is giving a presentation on important employment law issues at the NBI Seminar this month. Thank you for all you do Erin!


2016

Receiving the Dean's Circle Champion award University of KENTUCKY | College of Law | Dean's Circle Champion

What a huge honor for L&S! We were pleasantly surprised to receive the Dean's Circle Champion award from the UK College of Law. This award is given annually to the firm that reaches 100% participation in the Dean's Circle Program and contributes the highest per person average among UK Law graduates. Special thanks to Pierce W. Hamblin and Larry C. Deener for receiving this award on our behalf.


2016

John G. McNeill and All John G. McNeill John G. McNeill

BIG Congratulations to Partner, John G. McNeill for being inducted into the UK College of Law Hall of Fame! We are thrilled for Mr. McNeill and all he has accomplished throughout the years. His love of law and his service to this industry is evident. CONGRATS from all your L&S family!


2016

Whitney Stepp and Kelly FloodL&S Associate Whitney Stepp (left) and Kelly Flood (right) pictured here at the Women's Law Association Luncheon yesterday. Ms. Flood is the rep that pushed the 10 year look back DUI Legislation.


2016

Mark J. Hinkel Today our Partner and dear friend, Mark J. Hinkel was honored as the recipient of the Law Day Citizen-Lawyer Award. It has been nearly one year since Mark Hinkel was tragically killed. Throughout Mark's life and career he "demonstrated a sincere desire to maintain and improve the administration of justice, the quality of legal practice and the quality of life for all residents of Fayette County." Such was the criteria for receiving this award.

Mark was a perfect example of a good citizen and a role model for each of us to follow. He was a man of humility who touched many people's lives over the years, a true testament to someone seizing each and every moment and living life to the absolute fullest. We will forever remember his sense of humor, his love and passion for people, law and family.


2016

Jeffrey A. Taylor Heather Pack Howell

Special thanks to Partner, Jeffrey A. Taylor and Heather Pack Howell for teaching an insurance seminar for Amica Insurance Company in West Chester, Ohio. The event had a fantastic turn out and was a huge success!


2016

Bridget Bush Kent Westberry

Bridget Bush and Kent Westberry recently obtained Summary Judgment in the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky against claims of tortious interference with contractual relationships and abuse of process. Those claims were brought against our client David Griffin. Griffin v. Jones, 5:12-cv-00163-TBR-LLK. The action arose from a soured business relationship between Charles Jones and David Griffin. In a counterclaim, Jones had sought in excess of $100 million in damages from David Griffin. Summary Judgment had been granted earlier on RICO claims. Opposing Counsel Dressman Benzinger Lavelle.


2016

R Kent Westberry John R Martin Jr

Partners, R. Kent Westberry and John R. Martin of our Louisville office have both been named a 2016 TOP Lawyer!

** R. Kent Westberry - Criminal Defense Law - White-Collar
** John R. Martin - Personal Injury Law - Defense, Mediation/Arbitration Law Non-Family

All of the Top Lawyer winners will be recognized in Louisville Magazine's spring issue! Way to go Kent and John!!!!


2016

Team Spirit award for the Legal Eagles Bowling League Fun BowlLandrum & Shouse has taken home the TEAM SPIRIT award for the Legal Eagles Bowling League Fun Bowl this year! There were a lot of laughs, fun and a few gutter balls – all in all it was a great season. Special thanks to all who participated here at L&S.


2016

Landrum & Shouse, LLP, is proud to sponsor the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association’s monthly CLE session on March 17, 2016. This month’s topic is "Trucking Accident Investigation: From Date of Loss to Trial Date."


2016

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Aziza Ashy-Jones has joined the firm

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Aziza Ashy-Jones has joined the firm and will focus her practice in the areas of Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense. Ms. Jones is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her B.A. in 2006. She then earned her J.D. from Western New England University in 2009. Welcome to the firm!


2016

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Michael S. Howard has joined the firm

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Michael S. Howard has joined the firm! Mr. Howard primarily practices in the areas of Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Howard clerked for Fayette Circuit Court Judge James D. Ishmael Jr. and practiced at the Fayette County Attorney’s office. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. We are thrilled to have him on our team!


2016

Congratulations Pierce W. Hamblin

BIG Congratulations to Partner, Pierce W. Hamblin on achieving Senior Fellow status through the Litigation Counsel of America. This is a huge milestone for Mr. Hamblin!

LCA – The Litigation Counsel of America. A close-knit, peer- selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers you will find anywhere. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network of lawyers who effectively represent clients across North America and around the world.

LCA. "Litigation Counsel of America" 02/2016. www.litcounsel.org


2016

 Landrum and Shouse LLP

L&S would like to congratulate Pierce W. Hamblin and John R. Martin on this prestigious honor. The NADN is a professional association whose membership consists of neutrals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Hamblin has been inducted as a charter member of the NADN. CONGRATS!


2016

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that James W. Lacy III has joined the firm

Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that James W. Lacy III has joined the firm as their newest Associate. Mr. Lacy primarily practices in Insurance Defense and comes to L&S with several years of experience, we are thrilled to have him join our team!

Welcome to our Lexington office!


2016

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

L&S would like to congratulate Pierce W. Hamblin and John R. Martin on this prestigious honor. The NADN is a professional association whose membership consists of neutrals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Hamblin has been inducted as a charter member of the NADN. CONGRATS!


2016

Congratulations Jeffery A. Taylor - Top 15

Please join me in congratulating our very own, Jeffrey A. Taylor, Partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP. The Kentucky Trial Court Review has ranked him in the top 15 for cases tried to jury in the last 10 years all over the Commonwealth. Way to go Jeff!


2015

Landrum & Shouse LLP | Wishes You Happy Holidays | 2015 | Happy New Year | Landrum & Shouse LLP is honored to make a charitable donation to the non-profit organization RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES in Lexington and Louisville in lieu of mailing printed cards this holiday season. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!


2015

Toys

Landrum & Shouse LLP has been a long time sponsor of the annual Toys for Tots Drive. Our firm works with the Louisville Bar Association and the Salvation Army to help collect toys year after year. Attached is our latest photo from our Louisville office and their efforts in supporting such a wonderful cause! Special thanks to Partner our Louisville office staff for putting this together.


2015

UK Army ROTC Inducts Three Community Leaders Into Wall of Fame

Military History of UK | UK Army Rotc Inducts Three Community Leaders Into Wall of Fame

Three University of Kentucky Army ROTC alumni and community leaders were honored last week with induction into the UK Army ROTC Wall of Fame. Inductees included Lt. Col. (retired) Keith Jackson, Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services chief; attorney Pierce Hamblin; and Maj. (retired) Marty Pinkston.

At the UK Army ROTC annual Mentorship Breakfast Thursday, Feb. 26, cadets, UK Army ROTC leadership and guests gathered to praise the men for their contributions in the United States Army and to the UK community. Inductees also shared their experiences as soldiers and UK Army ROTC cadets, and offered words of wisdom to current cadets.

"They served during their military career with confidence, commitment and character, leaving lasting legacies and positive impacts on those they led. And they continue to do so by leading in our communities, supporting soldiers and veterans, and mentoring our cadets," said Lt. Col. and Professor of Military Science Shawn Umbrell. "They have given and continued to give in ways that honor our profession and create a better environment for those around them. So we honor them this morning by inducting them into our Wall of Fame."

Jackson, the first African American to serve as fire chief in Lexington, graduated from UK with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1987. A cadet in Army ROTC at UK, he also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After serving 27 years in the reserves and a 12-month deployment in Iraq, Jackson joined the Lexington Division of Fire in 1991, working his way up from paramedic, captain, and major to interim chief. In 2012, he was named permanent chief.

Jackson credited the U.S. Army and UK Army ROTC with helping him find direction during his sophomore year of college.

"I chose to become a member of the United States Army and it actually helped save me, saved my life as far as a direction…it gave me my mantra. My mantra has always been 'opportunity is the great equalizer,' and that means that given the opportunity to do good things, you can do good things," Jackson said at the ceremony.

Pinkston, former deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), graduated from UK in 1979 with a degree in history and commissioned as a second lieutenant. After four years of active duty in Texas, Pinkston returned to the Bluegrass to serve more than 20 years in the Kentucky Army National Guard. After a post in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and several in KDVA, eventually being appointed deputy commissioner, Pinkston retired in 2008.

Sharing a story about one of his mentors, Pinkston advised UK Army ROTC cadets, saying, "If that mentor doesn't walk up and grab you by the stacking swivel and say, 'I'm your mentor,' go find one."

Hamblin, a litigator at Landrum and Shouse and adjunct professor at the UK College of Law, received his degree in business administration from UK and commissioned as a second lieutenant through UK Army ROTC in 1973. In 1977, he received his juris doctor from the UK College of Law, and in 1986 graduated from the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (JAG School) at the University of Virginia. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer Course for 1977-1978, Hamblin ended his service as JAG Officer for an Army Training Brigade.

"How do you learn leadership? How do you learn to care for others and let them know it? How do you go through life without letting your actions be influenced by your fears?" Hamblin asked cadets. "You do exactly what you're doing. You take your military training, your military profession, and that teaches you all three things."


2015

Pierce W. Hamblin

Congratulations to L&S's own - Pierce W. Hamblin on starting his 36th year teaching Litigation Skills to Senior Law Students at the UK College of Law!



BIG Congratulations to our 2016 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars!


2016 Super Lawyers:

Bennett E. Bayer
Larry C. Deener
Pierce W. Hamblin - named TOP 10 for state & locally and Top 50 in the state
Michael E. Hammond
Bradley C. Hooks
Douglas L. Hoots
John R. Martin
John G. McNeill
Daniel E. Murner
Jeffrey A. Taylor
Leslie P. Vose
R. Kent Westberry


2016 Rising Stars:

Elizabeth A. Deener
Elizabeth J. Winchell


2015

Sammons

Associate, Erin C. Sammons has been invited to teach a CLE seminar on FMLA/ADA compliance for NBI. Special thanks to Erin for her hard-work and dedication.


2015

L&S salutes America's Veterans! We appreciate everything you have done for us, your service to our country and for our freedom. We want to thank L&S's own - (Of Counsel) Thomas M. Cooper, (Partners) Pierce W. Hamblin, Larry C. Deener, Daniel E. Murner and (Paralegal) Casey Ames for your service to our country.

Landrum & Shouse LLP Law Offices Salutes America's veterans Thank you for your service to our country and for our freedom


2015

Landrum & Shouse LLP ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms"

Lexington, KY, United States -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Landrum & Shouse LLP has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 11 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Read the Full Press Release>>


2015

U.S. Dept. of Labor to Revitalize Overtime Protection for Employees

Written by: Erin C. Sammons

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees eligible employees a minimum wage and overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. However, there are a number of exemptions to that guarantee. The "white collar" exemption contained in 29 C.F.R. 541 is based in part on a minimum salary level, with those exceeding it potentially being exempted from FLSA overtime protection. More than a decade has passed without any change in the minimum salary level, while at the same time the federal minimum wage has increased. This has resulted in certain low-paid salaried employees finding themselves without overtime protection. In March 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor to update FLSA regulations, and in particular the "white collar" exemption, in order to modernize and simplify the regulations while maintaining the FLSA’s intended overtime protections.
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2015

 Daniel E Murner

Partner Daniel E. Murner was a feature speaker today at the TIDA industry seminar in San Antonio, TX. The Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) is a nonprofit association with members devoted to sharing knowledge and resources for the defense of the trucking industry. Founded in 1993, TIDA has become the organization of choice for over 1500 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies. With over 550 people in attendance this year, the seminar is shaping up to be another huge success. TIDA brings motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys, and claims servicing companies together to share their knowledge and resources in defense of the trucking industry. Special thanks to Mr. Murner for taking the time to speak today.


2015

Daniel E Murner and Michael E HammondL&S Partners Daniel E. Murner and Michael E. Hammond are attending the 2015 TIDA Annual Industry Seminar. We want to thank them for their continued dedication to the Trucking Industry Defense Association.


2015

DouglasL&S is a proud sponsor of the KY IASIU (Kentucky's Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units). Special thanks to Douglas L. Hoots with his continued involvement and dedication to this organization.


2015

Special thanks to the Zombie cycling club, the city of Georgetown and everyone who attended the Mark J. Hinkel memorial this past Sunday. He will always remain near and dear to our hearts at L&S.

Cycling


2015

**MEMORIAL RIDE HONORING MARK HINKEL**

Please join the Bluegrass Cycling Club and the Zombie Cycling Team on Sunday, October 11 for a memorial ride and Ghost Bike dedication remembering and honoring Mark Hinkel.

Mark was participating in the 2015 Horsey Hundred and at mile 99 he was hit by a vehicle and died as a result of the injuries he sustained. The Bluegrass Cycling Club has been working with the city of Georgetown and Mark's Zombie Zone Cycling Team over the past ...several months to remember Mark through the installation of a Ghost Bike on Lemon's Mill Road. We will be dedicating the memorial and remembering Mark during the ceremony on Sunday.

The gathering point for the memorial ride will be at the Georgetown College Toyota Football Stadium located on Stadium Drive off of Lemon's Mill Road in Georgetown.

Mark Hinkel Memorial Ride And Ghost Bike Dedication

Time: Cyclists should plan to arrive between 12:00 - 12:30 pm the procession to the memorial site will leave the stadium at 12:45 pm.

The ride: The procession will have a police escort front and back. The Zombie Zone Cycling Team will lead the procession followed by other cyclists, followed by people attending the ceremony in cars. The memorial site is approximately 1 mile straight down Lemon's Mill Road from the gathering point. A portion of Lemon's Mill Road will be closed during the ride and ceremony. Following the ceremony, cyclists will ride back to the stadium, where maps and cue sheets will be available for those who would like to do a longer ride. These rides will be "all comers" rides and will not have designated ride leaders.

Restroom facilities will be available at the football stadium.

This event will happen rain or shine.

For more information, visit the Bluegrass Cycling Club site.

Horsey Hundred 5-23-15 | Mark Hinkel Memorial Ride And Ghost Bike Dedication


2015

Bradley C HooksPartner Bradley C. Hooks taught at the Insurance Bad Faith seminar for NBI last week. Special thanks to him!


2015

HUGE congratulations to Whitney Stepp for successfully passing the BAR! We are thrilled to have both of these ladies as our newest associates at L&S. Way to go!!!


2015

Please join me in congratulating our very own, Jeffrey A. Taylor, Partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP who has been named the Best Lawyers in America - LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2015-16 for Lexington Insurance Defense and Litigation!

Congratulations Jeffrey A. Taylor | Landrum & Shouse LLP | Top listed in Best Lawyers


2015 Erin C. Sammons

BIG congratulations to Erin C. Sammons on receiving an BV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating is one of the most respected in the industry and recognizes lawyers for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. Keep up the hard work!


2015

LAWYER OF THE YEAR | PIERCE W. HAMBLIN | Pierce W. Hamblin has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Lexington Mediation


2015

Lawyer Of The Year | Larry C. Deener | Larry C. Deener has been named the Best Lawyers' 2016 Lexington Mediation

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce our Best Lawyers in America list for 2016. BIG recognition for Pierce W. Hamblin and Larry C. Deener as they were both named Lawyer of the Year for 2016!

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. This is a huge honor for everyone, congratulations to you all.

2016 L&S list: William C. Shouse, Pierce W. Hamblin (Lawyer of the Year), Larry C. Deener (Lawyer of the Year), Jeffrey A. Taylor, Douglas L. Hoots, John G. McNeill, Leslie P. Vose, John R. Martin, R. Kent Westberry.

Landrum & Shouse LLP 2016 | Top Listed In | Best Lawyers | Linking lawyers and Clients WorldWide


2015 Heather Pack Howell

BIG congratulations to Heather Pack Howell on receiving an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating is one of the most respected in the industry and recognizes lawyers for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. Keep up the hard work!


2015 R. Kent Westberry

Partner, R. Kent Westberry (past KBA President) has been asked to serve on the KBA Board or Governors Rules Committee who represents Respondents in Bar Discipline matters. Congratulations Mr. Westberry!


2015

Congrats - Leslie P. Vose, Greg Jackson and paralegal Kendra Payne on receiving a defense verdict in Madison County. Leslie's team represented the Madison County ambulance service and an ambulance driver in a personal injury claim.

Congratulations Leslie P Vose & Greg Jackson


2015

Jeffrey A. TaylorBIG Congratulations to Partner Jeff Taylor. The Kentucky Trial Court Reporter listed him as a top 32 trial attorney for the entire state of Kentucky. Jeff has had numerous defense verdicts all over the state and most recently achieved a UIM defense verdict for Liberty Mutual involving 2 back fractures in a clear liability case. Keep up the good work Jeff – we appreciate all you do!

Congratulations Jeffrey A. Taylor


2015

Landrum & Shouse LLP was a proud hole sponsor (#4) of the Blue Grass Claims Association golf outing today! The scramble is being played at the University Club of KY Golf Course - we wish all the players well!

Golf


2015

Pierce W. Hamblin Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Pierce W. Hamblin has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Find out more about Mr. Hamblin.


2015

Douglas L. Hoots Douglas L. Hoots, of Landrum & Shouse LLP, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.


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BLUE GRASS AIRPORT RECEIVES ARCHITECTURAL AWARD FOR NEW WESTSIDE HANGARS

Lexington, KY – May 13, 2015 – This week the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) recognized Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport with the General Aviation Architectural Project of the Year Award. This award recognizes the airport for its excellence in designing new private aircraft hangars that reflect the surrounding horse farms and neighboring Keeneland Race Course.

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2015 Douglas L. Hoots

Partner, Douglas L. Hoots is speaking at the Insurance Fraud, Property and Casualty Insurance seminar today! Special thanks to Mr. Hoots for donating his time to this event.


2015 Elizabeth A Deener

Elizabeth A. Deener has been appointed as a public member of the Sixth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules." Ms. Deener also served as a delegate to the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference in 2012 and 2015. Congratulations on this prestigious honor.


2015 Douglas L. Hoots

Big congratulations to Douglas L. Hoots of Landrum & Shouse LLP. Mr. Hoots has been inducted as a member of Trial Masters which is one of the most objectively exclusive accreditations a trial lawyer in the United States can receive! Read more about this prestigious honor.


2015

The annual list is out -- check out who made the TOP 10 Kentucky Super Lawyers list! Big congratulations to Pierce W. Hamblin.

As reported in the KY Super Lawyers magazine ~ When it comes to mediating disputes, Landrum & Shouse's Pierce W. Hamblin is a pro. Also an accomplished defense litigator, the Lexington lawyer's tactics include humor, listening skills, persuasion - and an Elvis shrine. He is one of the many exceptional lawyers listed in the Super Lawyers magazine.


2015

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest Associate - Heather Pack Howell.

Mrs. Howell primarily practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration (Probate) and Estate Litigation. She also represents clients in Domestic Relations matters such as Divorce, Child Custody/ Visitation, Child Support and Prenuptial Agreements. In addition, she practices in the areas of Insurance Defense, Contractual Review and Disputes, Guardianships, Collections and Appeals. Welcome to the firm!

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest Associate - Heather Pack Howell


2015

As reported from the Lexington Herald Leader - congratulations to Landrum & Shouse's very own, Pierce W. Hamblin.

Three University of Kentucky Army ROTC alumni and community leaders have been inducted into the UK Army ROTC Wall of Fame. Inductees were retired Lt. Col. Keith Jackson, Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services chief; attorney Pierce Hamblin from Landrum & Shouse; and retired Maj. Marty Pinkston.

Jackson, the first black fire chief in Lexington, graduated from UK with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1987. Pinkston, former deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, graduated from UK in 1979 with a degree in history and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Hamblin, a litigator at Landrum & Shouse and adjunct professor at the UK College of Law, received his degree in business administration from UK and was commissioned as a second lieutenant through UK Army ROTC in 1973.

Congratulations to Landrum & Shouse's very own, Pierce W. Hamblin.

congratulations to Landrum & Shouse's very own, Pierce W. Hamblin.


2015

Kent and Bridget R. Kent Westberry and Bridget M. Bush of our Louisville office had a big victory in Community Ties of America v. NDT Care Services, et al. 3:12CV-429-CRS-JDM, in U.S. District Court for the Western District. They represented Stephen and Barbara Foreman, who were sued for 14 counts of business torts. Community Ties (represented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll) sought $6 million in alleged damages. Three years, sixteen depositions and hundreds of pages of briefing later, Judge Simpson granted our motion for summary judgment on all counts.


2015

Congratulations Jeffrey A. Taylor Direct UTM claim against Safeco Insurance in Jefferson Circuit Court. Plaintiff sustained compression fractures in his low back requiring bracing for 6 months. Significant impact with cars and boat totaled. Fault for the accident was conceded by Safeco. Jury returned a UIM defense verdict. DEFENSE VERDICT


2015

HowellLandrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Pack Howell has joined the firm as their newest Associate. Mrs. Howell primarily practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration (Probate) and Estate Litigation. She also represents clients in Domestic Relations matters such as Divorce, Child Custody/ Visitation, Child Support and Prenuptial Agreements. In addition, she practices in the areas of Insurance Defense, Contractual Review and Disputes, Guardianships, Collections and Appeals. Welcome to the firm!


2015

BLUE GRASS AIRPORT ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR 2015 - Congratulations to Partner, Larry C. Deener from Landrum & Shouse LLP.

Larry C DeenerLexington, KY − January 20, 2015 − The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board is pleased to announce it has appointed Larry C. Deener as Chair of the Board for 2015. W.V. Alford, Jr., USN, Ret. has been appointed as Vice Chair, Elizabeth Woodward, CPA has been appointed as Treasurer, and Doris P. Benson has been re-appointed as Secretary.

Mr. Deener is a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse, LLP in its Lexington Offices. He also serves as Chair of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation. He has served previously as a member of The Aviation Museum of Kentucky Board of Trustees and as past president of the Lexington Philharmonic Society in 2001-02 and 2007-09. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve, holds a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating for single engine airplanes and is a glider pilot. Mr. Deener has been a member of the Airport Board since July 2010. Other members of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board include Roszalyn Akins, James Coles, Richard Hopgood, Kelley Sloane and Nancy Wiser.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board is the governing body for Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. Its 10 volunteer members are appointed by the Mayor of Lexington and approved by the Urban County Council.

Blue Grass Airport, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is served by four major airlines providing convenient non-stop service to 14 major hub cities and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Receive the latest Blue Grass Airport news by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluegrassairport or following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgairport.


2015

Jeffrey Taylor Please help us congratulate Jeffrey A. Taylor on being chosen to serve on the board for the Kentucky Defense Counsel. This is a huge honor! Keep up the hard work Jeff!


2015

And the Defense Wins!

Published 1-21-15 by DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
Congratulations to Larry C. Deener from Landrum & Shouse LLP

Larry C DeenerPlaintiff asked for $27 million for ongoing problems, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The jury deliberated for two hours and returned a unanimous verdict of no liability on both the design defect and failure to warn claims. Read the whole story And the Defense Wins!




2015

The BIG GUY

Pierce Hamblin's tactical weapons include humor, listening skills and powers of persuasion. Plus an Elvis shrine.

Article by: RJ Smith
Photography by: Shaun Ring
Super Lawyers Ohio & Kentucky 2015

Pierce W. Hamblin greets visitors warmly. "Come in! I have a gift for you," he says with a grin. He smiles while you wait for it. Then he pulls out a bag of M&Ms.

He likes to make a good first impression. He likes to make a good last impression, too, as well as a good everything-in-between impression.

This is not hard for the 6-foot-7 litigator, mediator and teacher, muscular-hulky at age 63 like a Kentucky oak. He has achieved an impressive distinction in each of the fields he has entered. But when you meet him, what most comes across is a will to connect.

Hamblin is a partner at Landrum & Shouse, which employed him 37 years ago, fresh from law school. He was born in Lexington and has remained there ever since. When he was growing up, Lexington had about 25,000 people, and it seemed like everyone knew everyone else. With a population of more than 300,000, it doesn't feel like it's changed that much. "It still has that small-town culture to it," he says. "It's friendly, and you can go five miles any way from my building and you will be in horse-farm country. So at the end of the day, after fighting in court or doing tough mediations, one can take a five-mile jaunt and be in a peaceful place. I find that comforting."

The defense lawyer has made a reputation primarily for his work on insurance cases. When someone is in an accident and is sued, his or her insurance company hires Hamblin to represent its client. He has worked many products liability, automobile accident, and medical and legal malpractice cases.

The Big Guy

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2014 Rising-Stars-2015 Super Lawyers

Landrum and Shouse LLP is pleased to announce 13 of their attorneys have been recognized as Kentucky Super Lawyers ® and 4 attorneys recognized as Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2015. We would also like to give notable recognition to L&S’s very own, Pierce W. Hamblin who has been recognized as a Top 10 Kentucky Super Lawyer® for Mediation and Leslie P. Vose recognized as a Top 25 Female Kentucky Super Lawyer® for Employment and Labor Law.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Attorneys chosen as a Rising Star are recognized as the next up-and coming professionals in the state of Kentucky.

Landrum & Shouse LLP 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers® include:

Bennett E. Bayer, Larry C. Deener, Pierce W. Hamblin, Michael E. Hammond, Mark J. Hinkel, Douglas L. Hoots, John R. Martin, John G. McNeill, Daniel E. Murner, Jeffrey A. Taylor, Leslie P. Vose, R. Kent Westberry.

The Landrum & Shouse LLP 2015 Rising Stars® include:

Elizabeth A. Deener and Elizabeth J. Winchell.

Congratulations on this prestigious award and recognition!


2014

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2014

Please help us celebrate and congratulate Jeffrey A. Taylor as he receives the Kentucky Defense Counsel - LAWYER OF THE YEAR Award today in Louisville, KY.

2014 Landrum Shouse Jeff Taylor KDC Lawyer of YEAR AWARD

2014

John G. McNeill received the Upholding the Torch of Excellence Award at the 24th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Celebration

2014 Landrum Shouse John McNeill

2014 Greg Jackson-NEW ASSOCIATE

2014 Jeffrey A. Taylor Lawyer of the Year

2014

BIG announcement! Landrum & Shouse LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. news - Best Lawyers "BEST LAW FIRMS" for Kentucky. We are humbled and honored!

U.S.News & Best Lawyers present - Best Law Firms 2015 - Landrum & Shouse LLP Law offices


2014

Nine Landrum & Shouse LLP Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers ® in America List

Best Lawyers graphic WorldWide


2014

BIG Congratulations to Mark J. Hinkel from Landrum & Shouse LLP who has been named the Best Lawyers - LAWYER OF THE YEAR - 2014-15 for Lexington Workers' Compensation Law - Employers.

Lawyer of the year

2014 Jeffrey Taylor Defense Verdict

2014

Erin SammonsJuly 2014 - Landrum and Shouse's very own, Erin Sammons has been appointed to the Alumni Council for Dartmouth College as the Regional At-Large Representative for the Atlantic States for a three year term beginning July 1, 2014. The Dartmouth Alumni Council consists of 125 members representing various alumni organizations, faculty, and undergraduate bodies for the College. Its mission is to work with the Trustees, faculty, students and administration to sustain a fully informed, representative, and engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and the College, and to enhance and inspire alumni involvement that furthers the mission of the College. The Atlantic States region consists of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.


2014 John R. Martin
June 20 th, 2014 - John R. Martin is being honored today and will be receiving the 2014 KBA Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award. Way to go John -- thank you for all you do!

2014

CONGRATULATIONS Larry C. Deener on receiving the 2013 Chase College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award. Read his story below.....

NKU Alumni Awards

"Dedication" describes the life of Chase College of Law graduate, Larry Deener. Dedication to family. Dedication to country. Dedication to work and community. Dedication to family begins with his wife of 42 years, Martha. "Her support and guidance over the past 42 years has been the most important factor in my career;" he says. Dedication is also present in his relationship to his daughter, Elizabeth, who also works at the offices of Landrum and Shouse LLP, in Lexington, Ky., where the father and daughter are law partners. Deener's theme of dedication can be seen in his service as an active duty Captain in the United States Air Force, prior to attending law school. After active duty, Deener attended NKU Chase College of Law, where he was the editor in chief of the Northern Kentucky Law Review and earned recognition as Distinguished Graduate. Deener was a member of the Order of the Curia and co-author of "Legal Ethics in Kentucky:" Upon graduation, Deener served as a law clerk to the late Justice Robert O. Lukowsky, Kentucky Supreme Court, before joining Landrum & Shouse LLP in Lexington, Ky., where he has practiced law since 1980. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Committee and serves on the Board of the Fayette County Bar Association Foundation.

After law school, he continued service in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, where he rose to the rank of Lt. Col before retiring in 1999. In his home community, Deener has served as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee of the Second Presbyterian Church and on the Board of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. In 2012 his service to others and the community were recognized when he was presented a National Philanthropy Day Award. Deener is a former board member and board president of the Lexington Philharmonic Society and the current Board Chair of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation. Larry Deener remains an active private and commercial pilot, and serves as the vice chair and treasurer for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Blue Grass Airport Board.

Written by: NKU Alumni Association



2014 Pierce Hamblin elected as president of Fayette County Bar Association

2014 Jeffrey Taylor Year in Review Congratulations

2014Landrum & Shouse is pleased to introduce our attorneys who have been named to Super Lawyers for 2014. They are Pierce W. Hamblin, R. Kent Westberry, John G. McNeill, Larry C. Deener, Mark J. Hinkel, Douglas L. Hoots, John R. Martin, Jr., Jeffrey A. Taylor, Leslie P. Vose, Daniel E. Murner, Michael E. Hammond, and Elizabeth A. Deener.

2014

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorneys



2014

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® releases 2014 'Best Law Firms' list


2014

Congratulations to the 2014 class of Best Lawyers of America: Larry C. Deener, Pierce W. Hamblin, Mark J. Hinkel, Douglas L. Hoots, John G. McNeill, John R. Martin, Jr., and R. Kent Westberry.


2013

Pierce W. Hamblin has been named as Lexington Mediation Attorney of the Year 2013 by Super Lawyers. Congratulations on this prestigious honor.


2013

Eight lawyers from Landrum & Shouse LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). They are Pierce W. Hamblin, R. Kent Westberry, Leslie P. Vose, Larry C. Deener, John R. Martin, Jr., John G. McNeill, Mark J. Hinkel, and Douglas L. Hoots.


2012

Pierce W. Hamblin has been named to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list as one of the top 10 attorneys in Kentucky for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.

The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.


2012

Most Prolific Trial Law Firms

  • 2013-Ranked 1st
  • 2012-Ranked 3rd
  • 2011-Ranked 5th
  • 2010-Ranked 3rd
  • 2009-Ranked 4th
  • 2008-Ranked 5th
  • 2007-Ranked 3rd
  • 2006-Ranked 2nd
  • 2005-Ranked 4th
  • 2004-Ranked 3rd
  • 2003-Ranked 3rd
  • 2001-Ranked 4th

2011

We are proud of our ranking with the Kentucky Trial Verdict Reporter. We are listed as the third most prolific trial law firms in the last thirteen years from 1998 - 2011.

Landrum Newspaper


2011

The Best Lawyers in America

We are pleased to announce that Pierce W. Hamblin , John R. Martin, Jr., Larry C. Deener, Mark J. Hinkel and R. Kent Westberry, John G. McNeill, and Douglas L. Hoots have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


2009

August 2009


Congratulations to John McNeill and his trial team of Elizabeth Deener, Lakesha and Freida Werkmeister on a defense victory in Fayette Circuit Court in defense of superintendent, Stu Silberman, and the Fayette County Schools in a discrimination case brought by a former school principal. This highly publicized trial was hard fought and lasted over a week. John and his team did a tremendous job for our clients. Well done!


2009

Kentucky Super Lawyers 2009

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of John R. Martin, Jr., Pierce W. Hamblin , and Mark J. Hinkel on the 2009 Kentucky Super Lawyers list.

  • John R. Martin, Jr. - Personal Injury Defense: General
  • Pierce W. Hamblin - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mark J. Hinkel - Workers' Compensation

2009

Top 50 Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that Pierce W. Hamblin has been named one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky by Kentucky Super Lawyers, as seen in Kentucky Monthly.