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Honors & Awards

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2021

Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States. Landrum & Shouse has 16 with notable recognition. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

For the 2021 rankings, almost 12,000 lawyers provided more than 1,540,000 law firm assessments, and more than 11,000 clients participated providing 100,945 evaluations. Awards were given in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice area. Congratulations to Landrum & Shouse on such a prestigious award.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

John R. Martin named 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Louisville area.

August 20, 2020 — Landrum & Shouse LLP attorney John R. Martin was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Insurance.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, John R. Martin was also listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


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R. Kent Westberry named 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Louisville area.

August 20, 2020 — Landrum & Shouse LLP attorney R. Kent Westberry Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading
lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, R. Kent Westberry was also listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Municipal
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jeffrey A. Taylor named 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Lexington area.

August 20, 2020 — Landrum & Shouse LLP attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Insurance.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Jeffrey A. Taylor was also listed in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


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CONGRATULATIONS to our Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch 2021!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2020 — Landrum & Shouse LLP is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America with 3 Lawyers receiving notable recognition as Lawyer of the Year and 1 lawyer being included as the 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide, ” says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Landrum & Shouse LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Bennett E. Bayer
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Elizabeth A. Deener
Litigation – Insurance
Larry C. Deener
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Railroad Law
Pierce Willard Hamblin
Arbitration and Mediation
Michael Hammond
Litigation – Insurance
Bradley C. Hooks
Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance
John R. Martin LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Litigation – Insurance and Personal Injury -Litigation Defendants
John G. McNeill
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Mark L. Moseley
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family
Businesses Law, and Commercial Litigation
Daniel E. Murner
Litigation – Insurance
William C. Shouse
Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance
Jeffrey A. Taylor LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, and Personal Injury Litigation Defendants
Leslie P. Vose
Employment Law – Individuals and Employment Law – Management
R. Kent Westberry LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Regulatory
Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Personal Injury
Litigation – Defendants
Elizabeth Winchell
Insurance Law
*Zachary Hoskins – Ones to Watch 2021
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants




BIG Congratulations to John R. Martin Jr., Jeffrey A. Taylor and R. Kent Westberry on being named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® 2021!


BIG Congratulations to L&S’s own, Pierce W. Hamblin: Several law firms and the UK College of Law honored Pierce with a reception recognizing his 39 years of teaching Litigation Skills as an Adjunct Professor to Senior Law Students at the UK College of Law. The Honor also included placing Pierce’s name on a vestibule, Robing Room, and Law Professor’s office in the newly remodeled Law School. At the Reception Dean Mary Davis, Hon. Jane Higgs with the firm of Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett, Judge Glenn Acre with the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and many former students spoke about the many contributions Pierce has made to his “students/kids” and to the Profession through his service as an Adjunct Professor. Pierce’s family attended, including his son, Walker, who works for the Governor of New York.


BIG Congratulations to Partner Jeffrey A. Taylor - Top Kentucky Trial Attorney 2005-2019
Big congratulations to partner Jeffrey A. Taylor. With the close of 2019 the Kentucky Trial Court Review results are in and have reported its most prolific trial attorneys for the entire state of Kentucky. Partner Jeff Taylor has been named as one of the top trial lawyers in Kentucky for cases tried to jury since 2005. We appreciate all of his dedication to Landrum & Shouse LLP and his passion for litigation. Way to go Jeff!


Congratulations Landrum & Shouse LLP | 2019 | Best Lawyers | Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide

2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star! | Landrum & Shouse LLP

Congratulations to Partner Jeffrey A. Taylor | Top 13

U.S.News & Best Lawyers present - Best Law Firms 2017 - Landrum & Shouse LLP Law offices
Top Ranked Law Firms - Based on AV(R) - AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings Best's Client Recommended | 2019 | Insurance Attorneys


Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorneys:

  • Bennett E. Bayer
  • Thomas M. Cooper
  • Larry C. Deener
  • Pierce W. Hamblin
  • Michael E. Hammond
  • Mark J. Hinkel
  • Bradley C. Hooks
  • Kristin N. Logan Mischel
  • John R. Martin, Jr.
  • John G. McNeill
  • Mark L. Moseley
  • Daniel E. Murner
  • Heather Pack Howell
  • William C. Shouse
  • Jeffrey A. Taylor
  • Leslie P. Vose
  • R. Kent Westberry

Martindale-Hubbell BV Rated Attorneys

  • Elizabeth A. Deener
  • Erin C.S. Izzo

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer | Best Law Firms US.News | 2019

  • Bennett Bayer
    Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law in Lexington
  • Elizabeth Deener
    Best Lawyers in America, Litigation Insurance in Lexington
  • Larry C. Deener
    Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Railroad Law in Lexington
  • Pierce Hamblin
    Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration and Mediation in Lexington
  • Bradley C. Hooks
    Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Insurance in Lexington
  • John R. Martin, Jr.
    Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Louisville
  • John G. McNeill
    Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer Of The Year, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Lexington
  • Mark Moseley
    Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships) in Lexington
  • William C. Shouse
    Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Insurance in Lexington
  • Jeffrey A. Taylor
    Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Insurance in Lexington
  • Leslie P. Vose
    Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Individuals and Employment Law – Management in Lexington
  • R. Kent Westberry
    Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Louisville


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  • Jeff Taylor, Lawyer of the Year, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2014

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Landrum & Shouse LLP would like to congratulate Pierce W. Hamblin and John R. Martin, Jr. 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 and 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!

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John R. Martin, Jr. | is recognized as a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals


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  • Leslie P. Vose

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  • Pierce W. Hamblin
  • Mark L. Moseley
  • Leslie P. Vose

Bennett E. Bayer

Bradley C. Hooks

Elizabeth A. Deener

Larry C. Deener

Pierce W. Hamblin

Michael E. Hammond

John R. Martin Jr.

John G. McNeill

Daniel E. Murner

Daniel E. Murner

William C. Shouse

Jeffrey A. Taylor

Jeffrey A. Taylor

Leslie P. Vose

R. Kent Westberry

R. Kent Westberry

Elizabeth J. Winchell

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Zachary C. Hoskins