CAITLIN HOUSLEY was born in Columbus, Ohio, but was raised in Hazard, Kentucky. She graduated, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as the Online Content Manager for The Kentucky Law Journal. During her first summer of law school, she was a judicial intern for Chief Judge Karen C. Caldwell at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Judge Sara Combs at the Kentucky Court of Appeals. During her second summer of law school, she served as a risk management extern at UK HealthCare.
Caitlin began her legal career at an insurance defense firm in Lexington, Kentucky before joining O’Bryan, Brown & Toner in the spring of 2016. Her primary area of practice is in medical and legal malpractice defense and appellate litigation. Most recently, Caitlin codeveloped a presentation for defense lawyers at the Kentucky Defense Counsel seminar titled “Bad Faith in Negotiations: A Good Faith Perspective on Kentucky Bad Faith”. While not in the office, Caitlin enjoys fishing, exploring national and state parks, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephew.
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, summa cum laude
Supreme Court of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Supreme Court of Indiana
Indiana Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association- Public service committee member
Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
Kentucky Defense Counsel
A Uniform Test Isn’t Here Right Now, but Please Leave a Message: How Altering the Spence Symbolic Speech Test Can Better Meet the Needs of an Expressive Society, 103 KY. L.J. 4, 657 (2015). Earned Charles S. Cassis Award – 2014.