JAMES P. GROHMANNManaging Partner



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, having first chaired over 40 jury trials with 25 defense verdicts in the last ten years. He and his wife, Cynthia, also a lawyer, are the proud parents of three boys, Patrick, Jack, and Charlie.

Professional Background

  • 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

2019 The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants, Litigation-Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants

Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007

American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
Kentucky Super Lawyers 2007 – 2019
Kentucky Super Lawyers Top 50 award 2009
Martindale-Hubbell Rating – AV
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.

Educational Background
J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law
B.A. DePauw University

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
Louisville Bar Foundation—Fellow
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Citizens for Better Judges, Member, Attorney Steering Committee
Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, Past President

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