Daniel E. Murner

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Lexington, Kentucky

Since the founding of our law firm in 1956, Landrum & Shouse has defended transportation industry clients against serious catastrophic injury claims.  Our trucking litigation practice includes the representation of numerous national and international trucking companies as well as smaller, more locally based carriers.

Myself and my partner, Michael E. Hammond, are active members of the Trucking Industry Defense Association, a group of trucking industry claims representatives, risk managers, company owners and attorneys.  Members are kept up to date with the frequent changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as well as other national and state regulatory changes and case decisions. Mike and I have extensive trial and litigation experience in both the state and federal courts of Kentucky.

Our trucking litigation group at Landrum & Shouse maintains a rapid response team of accident reconstructionists, human factors experts, law enforcement personnel, and medical experts that are available for immediate investigation and/or consultation following an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle.

I am a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel.  Additionally, I am a Kentucky Super Lawyers and a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney. For the past 21 years my  practice has been devoted totally to civil litigation defense.

Areas of Practice

  • Trucking Industry Defense
  • Insurance Defense Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1985


  • Adjunct Professor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, 2009 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, 2001 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps (Retired Lt. Col.)
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, Series Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, 1988 - 1990
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, Senior Defense Counsel, 1990 - 1992
  • Military Police Company A, Commanding Officer, Platoon Commander, 1993 - 2001
  • 4th Civil Affairs Group, Detachment 4-3 Commanding Officer, 2003 - 2005