Providing legal excellence for over 60 years in Kentucky

Larry C. Deener

Larry C. Deener

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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Order of the Curia
    • Honors: Distinguished Graduate, Class of 1979
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Major: Secondary Education

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2017

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Railroad Industry Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance Litigation
  • Directors' & Officers Liability Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice Litigation Defense
  • Property & Casualty Defense
  • Aviation Litigation Defense
  • Medical Products & Devices

Published Works

  • Appealability of Kentucky State Court Judgments, Chapter, Kentucky Civil Practice After Trial, UK CLE, 3d Ed, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Anderson v. Board of Educ. of Fayette County, 616 F.Supp.2d 662, 245 Ed. Law Rep. 741, 2009, E.D.Ky.
  • Yamaha Motor Mfg. Corp. of America v. Com. of Ky., Finance and Admin. Cabin, 403 F.Supp.2d 601, 30 NDLR P 134, 2005, W.D.Ky.
  • Larry CROUCH, Rhonda Mae Crouch, Teddy Lee Hudson, and Carolyn Sue Hudson v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC., et al. and AVCO Corporation, 720 F.3d 333, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 19,116, 2013, U.S.C.A., 6th Circuit

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Railroad Law in Lexington 2017 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation Defendants and Railroad Law in Lexington 2016 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants 2015 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law 2015 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014 - Present
  • Chase College of Law Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2013
  • Super Lawyers 2007 - 2020
  • Henry T. Duncan Award- Fayette County Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky, Law Clerk, 1979 to 1980
  • United States Air Force Reserves, Lieutenant Colonel, Retired List
  • Active Duty 1972-1976 [Captain], Aircraft Maintenance Officer
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Aviation Museum of Kentucky
  • Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land Airplane-Instrument Rating , Private Pilot, Glider

Professional Associations

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Lexington Philharmonic Society, Director and Past President
  • Second Presbyterian Church, Elder
  • Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Government Airport Board, Past Chair, 2010 to 2018
  • Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation, Current Vice Chair
  • Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land Airplane, Private Pilot

Current Employment Position

  • Partner