DAVID STRITE’S primary practice area is insurance defense litigation in matters of negligence and tort claims, commercial general liability, medical and professional negligence, product liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage. He has successfully litigated civil cases of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Indiana. He has been practicing law since 1991 and tried over 50 cases, 20 of those involving medical malpractice defense. He has been recognized by the Kentucky Trial Court Review as one Kentucky’s most prolific trial attorneys. He is the ultimate sports fan and general enthusiast, who keeps the spirit of friendly competition fresh and alive in everyone around him. He currently serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee at Summit Academy and coaches youth soccer.

Dave and his wife, Lisa, have a busy household that includes their two children, Matthew and Meghan, and one faithful Labrador, Stella.

Professional Background

  • Attorney/Partner– O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1991-present

Insurance defense litigation including trial of cases involving matters of negligence and tort claims, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage.

Honors and Awards
AV Preeminent® Peer review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

The Best Lawyers in America© 2012-2024

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© for work in the following areas:
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Insurance Law
  • Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America©:
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Louisville 2014)
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Louisville 2012)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2024

Recognized in Kentucky Super Lawyers®
Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky 2024

Louisville Magazine’s Best Lawyer and Top Lawyer, 2006, 2008, 2011-2016

  • Insurance – Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation

Educational Background
J.D. University of Louisville School of Law; Law Review, Journal of Family Law; Staff Writer, Louisville Law Examiner; Delta Theta Pi.
B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Kentucky Supreme Court of Indiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Southern District of Indiana

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

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