CLAY A. EDWARDSPartner



About

CLAY EDWARDS is a partner who has been with the firm since 1995. He is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana. He practices insurance defense litigation and trial work primarily in the area of medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home defense, personal injury, premises liability, product liability and insurance coverage. Clay has tried dozens of cases to verdict as lead counsel for physicians and other medical care providers throughout Kentucky and Indiana. He has successfully argued appellate cases before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court and United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also served as a frequent speaker to groups in the area of risk management, medical review panel legislation and medical malpractice litigation. Beginning in 2012, he has been named a Super Lawyer in the area medical malpractice defense. In addition, he was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law, where he was Executive Editor for the law review. Clay is married and has two boys. In addition, he has previously served on the Board of Directors for both the Cabbage Patch Settlement House and Exploited Children’s Help Organization.

Professional Background

  • Attorney/Partner, O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC, October 1995-present

Insurance defense litigation and trial work including the following areas: medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home defense, personal injury, premises liability, product liability and insurance coverage.

Honors and Awards

2019 The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

Since 2012 named Super Lawyer in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense.

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.

Educational Background
J.D. University of Louisville School of Law; Executive Editor, University of Louisville Journal of Family Law; Member of the Journal of Law and Education; Regional Finalist, Mock Trial Competition; Kentucky Council on Higher Education; Dean’s List; Inaugural Recipient, Maurice Warns Employment Law Award.
B.A. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Kentucky
Supreme Court of Indiana
United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
United State Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel

Publications
Evaluating Consistency Via the Process of Disclosure: University of Louisville Journal of Family Law; “Sailing Uncertain Seas- Developments in Workers’ Compensation Law,” (with Mark E. Hammond) Bench & Bar, March 2000

Trial & Professional Board Results

March 19, 2018

Clay Edwards and Katherine Kerns Vesely successfully defended a cardiothoracic surgeon in [...]

July 24, 2017

Clay Edwards and Whitney Kramer successfully defended a general surgeon in Jefferson Circuit [...]

June 13, 2014

Clay Edwards and Katherine Kerns Vesely successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon during a [...]

May 10, 2012

Clay Edwards and Katherine Kerns Vesely successfully defended an interventional cardiologist in [...]

March 6, 2012

Clay Edwards and Michael Dailey successfully defended a general surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky. [...]

October 7, 2011

Clay Edwards and Joshua Davis successfully defended a general surgeon in Evansville, Indiana.  [...]

February 3, 2010

Clay Edwards successfully defended a Lexington, Kentucky surgeon against allegations of medical [...]

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