O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is pleased to announce that partner Gerald R. Toner has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Kentucky Defense Counsel’s Diplomat Award. The Diplomat Award is presented to one senior member of KDC who has made significant contributions to KDC or the defense bar.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Mr. Noel Halpin and Mr. Scott Burroughs are now partners in the firm.
OBT is pleased to announce that partner Joseph C. Klausing was recently appointed by Governor Beshear to Chair the Kentucky Council on Rare Diseases.
OBT is pleased to announce that partner Tracy S. Prewitt was featured in the recent Business First: People to Know in Law.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is pleased to announce that 12 Kentucky attorneys were selected to the 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers® list while 3 made the 2021 Kentucky Rising Stars® list. In addition, partners Donald K. Brown, Gerry R. Toner, Tracy S. Prewitt and Michael B. Dailey were chosen to the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers®. Prewitt was also named to the Top 25 […]
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner receives a Best Law Firm in Louisville ranking by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranks OBT as a Louisville Best Law Firm®. OBT is ranked as a Tier 1 firm […]
OBT is pleased to announce that partner Tracy S. Prewitt has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Tracy S. Prewitt became a Fellow took place online before an audience of 670 Fellows during the recent Induction Ceremony [...]
OBT is pleased to announce that partner Katherine Kerns Vesely was featured in this month’s Business First: People to Know in Law.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that the firm again holds the number one spot in Business First’s Book of Lists, Louisville’s Largest Health Care Legal Services Firms.
OBT continues to hold the number one ranking in Kentucky as The Most Prolific Trial Law Firm 1998-2019. Kentucky Trial Court Review, Year in Review 2019
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is proud to announce that Mr. Donald K. Brown, Jr. was recently inducted into the first annual Kentucky Trial Court Review Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
OBT attorney Scott Burroughs has recently been accepted to the LBA Leadership Academy. The Academy provides an opportunity to discuss important business and professional issues with leaders at the local, state and national level as well as helping to …
OBT is pleased to announce that partner Joey Klausing was featured in this month’s Business First: People to Know in Law. JOSEPH C. KLAUSING Partner
Congratulations to the following OBT attorneys who were selected for the 2020 Best Lawyers in America. Don Brown, Chris O’Bryan, James Grohmann, Gerry Toner, Dave Strite, Tracy Prewitt, Clay Edwards and Mike Dailey. In addition, Partners James Grohmann and Gerry Toner were selected as a 2020 Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year.
OBT is pleased to announce that attorney Morgan Blind passed the Kentucky Bar exam.
Managing Partner James Grohmann was featured in Business First, In Person series. The feature highlighted Mr. Grohmann as the managing partner of OBT which was featured at the top of the list of health care law firms in Louisville. JAMES P. GROHMANN Managing Partner
Tracy Prewitt and Gerry Toner attended the FDCC winter conference in Austin, Texas.
OBT lawyers Gerry Toner, Katherine Vesely and Whitney Kramer win at the Kentucky Supreme Court. Kentucky Supreme Court aligns with KDC amicus brief position on supplementation of expert disclosures In a decision issued on February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Kentucky held …
Partner Chris O’Bryan was featured in Business First, People to Know in Insurance.
OBT continues to hold the number one ranking as The Most Prolific Trial Law Firm 1998-2018.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is proud to announce that beginning January 1, 2019 partner James P. Grohmann assumed the role of Managing Partner at the firm.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is proud to announce that partner Gerald R. Toner has been sworn in as the 2019 Louisville Bar Association President.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is pleased to announce that 10 Kentucky attorneys were selected to the 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers® list while 4 made the 2019 Kentucky Rising Stars® list. In addition, partners Donald K. Brown, Christopher O’Bryan, Tracy Prewitt and Michael Dailey were chosen to the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers®. Prewitt was [...]
DRI members Clay Edwards and Katherine Kerns Vesely of O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC, successfully defended a cardiothoracic surgeon …
Congratulations to OBT law clerk Morgan Blind. On May 12th Morgan graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, magna cum laude.
Lawyers Caitlin Housley and Rachel Dalton attended the recent ethics update presented by Professor Grace Giesel. The event was sponsored by the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County.
OBT Partner James Grohmann has been named a Fellow of the Louisville Bar Foundation. The LBF Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have received success in the legal profession and whose generous personal gifts have supported the law-related mission of the Louisville Bar Foundation.
OBT attorneys Gerald Toner and Elizabeth Beal attended Legal Aid’s Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass event last Friday.
OBT attorneys Rachel Dalton and Justin Brezosky presided as judges for the University of Louisville’s First Year Oral Arguments program.
OBT attorneys Chris O’Bryan and Caitlin Housley presented Potential Bad Faith Issues in Negotiations at the Kentucky Defense …
OBT Partners Tracy Prewitt and Gerald Toner attended the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) winter meeting. The FDCC "is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system [...]
On February 22, Scott Burroughs, Caitlin Housley, and Priscilla Page participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. OBT worked with others from the Louisville legal community to raise a total of $14,612.39 for BBBS.
OBT is proud to announce that Gerald Toner was named runner up for the Kentucky Defense Attorney of the Year by the Kentucky Trial Court Review.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Benjamin J. Weigel was named a partner in the firm.
Tracy Prewitt was named a 2018 Top 25 Kentucky Women Super Lawyer. Don Brown, Chris O'Bryan and Gerald Toner were named 2018 Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers.
OBT is proud to participate in the 2017 Louisville Bar Association fundraiser Santa’s Court Toy Drive. All proceeds of the drive benefit the Salvation Army and has provided nearly 28,000 toys and $120,000 in monetary contributions over the past 24 years.
OBT is proud to announce our 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
Attorneys Caitlin Housley and Rachel Dalton were sworn in as board members of the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. The ceremony was held at the WLA Annual Luncheon which took place at the Galt House hotel. (add attached picture of women attorneys).
Scott Burroughs and Caitlin Housley were welcomed as the newest members of the Louisville Bar Association’s Public Service Committee. The Public Service Committee “spearheads some of the many philanthropic endeavors of the LBA, including the Legal Bowl for Kids and the Santa’s Court Toy Drive.”
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC is pleased to announce that Tracy S. Prewitt, partner, has recently been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) “is composed of leaders in the legal community. Federation members have been judged by their peers to have [...]
Katherine Kerns Vesely presented “Just What the Doctor Ordered – Defense Strategies for Kentucky’s Medical Review Panels” at the 2017 Fall Seminar held by Kentucky Defense Counsel in Lexington, Kentucky.
The following OBT Partners were selected as 2018 Recognized Lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America in the following categories…
Louisville 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”, The Best Lawyers in America. Partners Chris O’Bryan and Gerry Toner were selected as Louisville 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner ranked number one in Louisville as the Largest Health Care Legal Services Law Firm, Business First, April 21, 2017.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that, once again, they are ranked as the Most Prolific Trial Law Firm in Kentucky having taken more civil cases to trial than any other Kentucky firm., KTCR Year in Review 2016.
On March 9, 2017, OBT Partner Don Brown gave a presentation in Defensive Medical Charting to the University of Louisville Department of Orthopedics.
OBT is very proud to announce that former OBT Attorney Brent Dye was appointed by Governor Bevin to the position of Administrative Law Judge.
Chris O'Bryan, Caitlin Housley, Gerry Toner, Rachel Dalton and Joey Klausing enjoyed the festivities at the LBA Social on January 26th.
OBT collected over $800 in toys and donations for the 2016 LBA Toy Drive. The 23rd annual Santa’s Court Toy Drive benefits the Salvation Army and has provided nearly 28,000 toys and $120,000 in monetary contributions for the Salvation Army.
OBT Managing Partner, Chris O’Bryan, was selected to render his opinions in the recent Louisville Business First series What Lies Ahead in the Business of Law.
Gerry Toner wrote a point/counter-point regarding tort reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Tracy Prewitt was named as a 2017 Top 25 Women Kentucky Super Lawyer. Don Brown and Gerry Toner were named as Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers. Josh Davis, Ben Weigel, Andrew Pellino and Robert Veldman were selected as 2017 Rising Star Super Lawyers. Chris O’Bryan, James Grohmann, Dave Strite, Clay Edwards, Mark Hammond, Mike Dailey […]
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner presented Kentucky Healthcare Case Law Update at the 2016 Advanced Risk Management Seminar held by the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Holly Barger was sworn in as secretary of the Women Lawyers Association.
OBT attorneys and staff and their families enjoyed the annual office-wide picnic at The Parklands of Floyds Fork. The event provided the perfect opportunity to build community on an autumn afternoon.
Joey Klausing, Director and Founder of Cure, CF Inc, hosted the 2 nd annual Cure, CF fundraiser in downtown Louisville. The event raised over $180,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis research.
James P. Grohmann was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in Philadelphia.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Pellino was named a partner in the firm.
Partner Joshua W. Davis has been appointed by Governor Bevin to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Chad J. Bradford was named a partner in the firm.
O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC was founded on the premise that we would offer our clients quality legal services in a manner consistent with the highest ethical standards. We practice in both the State and Federal Courts throughout Kentucky and Indiana. In the ‘large firm’ versus ‘small firm’ debate, we have proven we are able to combine the best of both worlds for our clients: the individual attention, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of a small firm with the innovation and recognized proficiency of a large firm. Our dedication, knowledge, and experience enable us to represent our clients with alacrity, whether in court or at the negotiation table.
If there is a distinction (as we often hear) between a litigator and a trial lawyer, we are trial lawyers, dedicated to the defense of tort claims. Our practice includes but is not limited to the following types of claims: Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Law, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Litigation including Contract Litigation and Mass Tort, Insurance/Bad Faith, Nursing Home Defense, Professional Licensure Defense, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate Defense, Trucking Negligence and Federal and State Appeals.
In the recent past, we have successfully represented nationally renowned physicians, hospitals, product manufacturers, government bodies, individual home and motor vehicle owners, local and national businesses, and numerous insurance companies in need of conflict resolution.