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OBT is pleased to announce that attorney Morgan Blind passed the Kentucky Bar exam.

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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

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Tracy Prewitt and Gerry Toner attended the FDCC winter conference in Austin, Texas.

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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 in Oliphant v. Ries, 2017-SC-208, that a litigant is not obligated to supplement [...]

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Partner Chris O’Bryan was featured in Business First, People to Know in Insurance.

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OBT continues to hold the number one ranking as The Most Prolific Trial Law Firm 1998-2018. Additionally, this year OBT was ranked number one as  The 2018 Most Prolific Trial Law Firms having tried more Kentucky cases than any other firm in 2018. Kentucky Trial Court Review, Year in Review 2018

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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.

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O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is proud to announce that partner Gerald R. Toner has been sworn in as the 2019 Louisville Bar Association President.

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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 [...]

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DRI members Clay Edwards and Katherine Kerns Vesely of O'Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC, successfully defended a cardiothoracic surgeon in Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, Kentucky, against allegations of medical malpractice. The plaintiff underwent a cardiac catheterization and suffered a retroperitoneal bleed from a puncture in the femoral artery. The cardiologist began resuscitative measures and [...]

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Congratulations to OBT law clerk Morgan Blind. On May 12th Morgan graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, magna cum laude.

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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.

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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.

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OBT attorneys Gerald Toner and Elizabeth Beal attended Legal Aid's Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass event last Friday. This event serves as the kickoff for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair and last year, raised over $60,000.00 for Legal Aid.

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OBT attorneys Rachel Dalton and Justin Brezosky presided as judges for the University of Louisville’s First Year Oral Arguments program.

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OBT attorneys Chris O'Bryan and Caitlin Housley presented Potential Bad Faith Issues in Negotiations at the Kentucky Defense Counsel 2018 Spring Seminar in Lexington, Kentucky.

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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 [...]

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On February 22, Scott Burroughs, Caitlin Housley, Priscilla Page, and Kathleen Watson 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.

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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.

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O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Benjamin J. Weigel was named a partner in the  firm.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.”

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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 [...]

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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.

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The following OBT Partners were selected as 2018 Recognized Lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America in the following categories…

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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.

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O’Bryan, Brown & Toner ranked number one in Louisville as the Largest Health Care Legal Services Law Firm, Business First, April 21, 2017.

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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.

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On March 9, 2017,  OBT Partner Don Brown gave a presentation in Defensive Medical Charting  to the University of Louisville Department of Orthopedics.

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OBT is very proud to announce that former OBT Attorney Brent Dye was appointed by Governor Bevin to the position of  Administrative Law Judge.

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Chris O'Bryan, Caitlin Housley, Gerry Toner, Rachel Dalton and Joey Klausing enjoyed the festivities at the LBA Social on January 26th.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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Andie Camden presented Kentucky Healthcare Case Law Update at the 2016 Advanced Risk Management Seminar held by the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

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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.

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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.

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O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that  Andrew D. Pellino was named a partner in the firm.

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Partner Joshua W. Davis has been appointed by Governor Bevin to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee.

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O’Bryan, Brown & Toner is pleased to announce that Chad J. Bradford was named a partner in the firm.

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May 9, 2016

Partner Joshua W. Davis has been appointed by Governor Bevin to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee.

Posted October 8, 2014

Gerry Toner and Stephanie Caldwell wrote a point/counter-point regarding tort reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The article, published in the recent Kentucky Bar Association Bench & Bar, covered possible tort reform options as well as the personal and professional impact of lawsuits on physicians. Click here to read the full article.  Click here to read the full September issue of Bench & Bar.

Posted April 2, 2013

Donald K. Brown, Jr. and Gerald R. Toner were recognized in the Business First publication, “Partners in Health 2013, People to Watch”.  The March 8, 2013 article highlights these OBT partners along with other local leaders in Louisville healthcare industry.  A few quotes from Mr. Brown and Mr. Toner about why they chose their careers,

“I knew I always wanted to be a trial lawyer and have always admired the personal sacrifices typically made by medical care providers.  When those individuals get sued, being the lawyer that defends them is a true privilege.” Don Brown

“”the defense of physicians in the highest calling in the civil defense tort bar.” Gerry Toner

Click here to read the full article.

Posted January, 2013

Gerald R. Toner has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Louisville Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”   Tracy S. Prewitt has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Louisville Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”  For three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Our annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Posted October 10, 2011

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Donald K. Brown, Jr. as the “Louisville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Donald K. Brown, Jr. on being selected as the ‘Louisville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”

Posted September 16, 2010

– Donald Brown was recognized in the TOP TEN Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2010. This recognition is given to the Top 10 lawyers in the entire state of Kentucky in all areas of practice.

– Donald Brown, Gerald Toner and James Grohmann were recognized in the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2010. This recognition is given to the Top 50 lawyers in the entire state of Kentucky in all areas of practice.

– Tracy Prewitt was recognized in the Top 25 Women Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2010. This recognition is given to the Top 25 women lawyers in the entire state of Kentucky in all areas of practice.

– Donald Brown, Christopher O’Bryan, Gerald Toner, James Grohmann and Tracy Prewitt were recognized as Super Lawyers in Kentucky for the field of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice.

– Donald Brown, James Grohmann and David Strite were recognized as Super Lawyers in Kentucky for the field of Professional Liability: Defense.

– Christopher O’Bryan and David Strite were recognized as a Super Lawyers in Kentucky for the field of Insurance Coverage.

– Christopher O’Bryan was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Kentucky for the field of Personal Injury Defense: Products.

– Gerald Toner was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Kentucky for the fields of Appellate

– Gerald Toner and Tracy Prewitt were recognized as Super Lawyers in Kentucky for the field of Civil Litigation: Defense.

– David Strite was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Kentucky for the field of Personal Injury Defense: General.

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