JAMES GROHMANN is one of our most active trial attorneys. He focuses his practice on the defense of malpractice claims against medical and legal professionals and appellate practice. James has been recognized by the Kentucky Trial Court Review as one Kentucky’s most prolific trial attorneys. He and his wife, Cynthia, also a lawyer, are the proud parents of three boys, Patrick, Jack, and Charlie.
- Managing Partner, O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky, January 2019-present.
Primary practice in medical and legal malpractice defense and appellate litigation.
- Attorney/Partner, O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1993-present.
- Attorney at law, Boehl, Stopher, & Graves, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1990-October 1993.
Honors and Awards
American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
2020 The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendant, Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendant and 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Insurance
Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2020
Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky – Kentucky Super Lawyers 2009
Martindale-Hubbell – Rated AV Preeminent for Highest level of Professional Excellence Recognized in Louisville
Magazine’s Best Lawyer and Top Lawyer issues, 2007, 2010, 2012-2016 for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice- Defense and Professional Malpractice-Defense.
J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law
B.A. DePauw University
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
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association- Fellow
Citizens for Better Judges, Member, Attorney Steering Committee
Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, Past President