Christopher P. O’Bryan >> Managing Partner


CHRIS O’BRYAN earned both his Juris Doctorate and his undergraduate degrees from University of Louisville. He has served as managing partner of O’Bryan, Brown & Toner since its inception in 1991, and he has been instrumental in helping the firm fulfill its original goal of becoming a well-respected, top tier litigation firm. Chris is an accomplished trial attorney having successfully defended cases involving motor vehicle liability, medical malpractice, product liability, and premises liability. He oftentimes represents insurance companies defending disputes involving coverage and alleged bad faith. Chris serves on the Board of the Louisville Bar Foundation and is a member of the Insurance Law Committee of DRI. Chris and his wife, Carol, are the proud parents of three young adults: a son, Sean, and twins, Neal and Allison.

Educational Background
University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky. Awarded degree of Juris Doctor, 1985. Activities: Student Bar Association; Student Divisions of Kentucky and American Bar Associations; Moot Court and Mock Trial programs. Honors: Dean’s List; Graduated in top 10% of class. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Awarded degree of Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1982. Honors: Dean’s List.

Professional Background
Managing Partner, O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky, January 1991-present. Primary practice areas include defense of cases involving matters of general negligence and tort claims, medical malpractice, product liability, insurance coverage and bad faith issues. As managing partner, has attended and participated in numerous conferences and seminars in each area of practice.

Partner, O’Bryan Law Firm, Louisville, Kentucky, June 1988-December 1990, with an area of practice that centered on insurance defense litigation of general negligence claims, medical malpractice, product liability and contract disputes involving questions of insurance coverage, policy interpretation, and bad faith claims.

Attorney at law, Boehl, Stopher, Graves, and Deindoerfer, Louisville, Kentucky, 1985-1988.

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Kentucky
United States District Court for Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc.

Honors and Awards
Recognized in  Louisville Magazine’s Best Lawyer and Top Lawyer issues, 2006- 2016 for insurance law, insurance litigation, insurance, personal injury and medical malpractice law-defense.
Kentucky Super Lawyers 2007 – 2016.

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