Mark E. HammondPartner


MARK HAMMOND is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana and he practices in the field of insurance defense litigation. More specifically, his area of practice includes matters of negligence and tort claims, medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home negligence, dram shop liability, workers’ compensation, product liability, general personal injury and insurance coverage. Most recently, he has represented physicians and nursing homes in a variety of malpractice cases throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Mark has defended physicians and nursing homes in jury trials in Kentucky and Indiana for the past thirteen years and has seen defense verdicts rendered on behalf of his clients consistently. Mark graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Government and from University of Kentucky College of Law with a Juris Doctorate. Outside of work, Mark likes to spend time with his wife, Rachel, and their two young children, Ellie and Evan. He’s an avid fan of University of Kentucky athletic teams and he also tries to find time to run, play golf, watch sports, and read.

Professional Background

  • Attorney at law/Partner – O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky. 2000 – Present
  • Law Clerk – Landrum & Shouse Law Offices, Lexington, Kentucky, 1998 – 2000.
  • Judicial Intern – 50th Circuit Judge Stephen M Shewmaker, Danville, Kentucky, 1997.

Awards
Super Lawyers  2013 – 2017

Educational Background
J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law; Associate Editor, Kentucky Law Journal; CALI Book Award, Trusts & Estates

B.S. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Kentucky
Supreme Court of Indiana
United States District Court for Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Professional Memberships
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association

Publications
Substantial Proportionality Not Required: Achieving Title IX Compliance Without Reducing Participation in Collegiate Athletics, Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 87:3, 1998-99.
Sailing Uncertain Seas – Developments in Workers’ Compensation Law, (with Clay A. Edwards), Bench & Bar, March, 2000.

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