Mark E. HammondPartner



About

MARK HAMMOND is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana and he practices in the field of insurance defense litigation. More specifically, his area of practice includes matters of negligence and tort claims, medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home negligence, dram shop liability, workers’ compensation, product liability, general personal injury and insurance coverage. Most recently, he has represented physicians and nursing homes in a variety of malpractice cases throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Mark has defended physicians and nursing homes in jury trials in Kentucky and Indiana for the past thirteen years and has seen defense verdicts rendered on behalf of his clients consistently. Mark graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Government and from University of Kentucky College of Law with a Juris Doctorate. Outside of work, Mark likes to spend time with his wife, Rachel, and their two young children, Ellie and Evan. He’s an avid fan of University of Kentucky athletic teams and he also tries to find time to run, play golf, watch sports, and read.

Professional Background

  • Attorney at law/Partner – O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky. 2000 – Present
  • Law Clerk – Landrum & Shouse Law Offices, Lexington, Kentucky, 1998 – 2000.
  • Judicial Intern – 50th Circuit Judge Stephen M Shewmaker, Danville, Kentucky, 1997.

Awards
Kentucky Super Lawyers  2013 – 2019

Educational Background
J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law; Associate Editor, Kentucky Law Journal; CALI Book Award, Trusts & Estates

B.S. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

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

Professional Memberships
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association

Publications
Substantial Proportionality Not Required: Achieving Title IX Compliance Without Reducing Participation in Collegiate Athletics, Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 87:3, 1998-99.
Sailing Uncertain Seas – Developments in Workers’ Compensation Law, (with Clay A. Edwards), Bench & Bar, March, 2000.

Trial & Professional Board Results

July 21, 2015

Don Brown and Mark Hammond successfully defended a London, KY based cardiologist in a six day [...]

August 23, 2013

David Strite and Mark Hammond successfully defended an Evansville, IN based anesthesiologist in [...]

October 22, 2009

Clay Edwards and Mark Hammond defended a podiatrist in a case tried in Evansville, Indiana. The [...]

June 12, 2009

Donald Brown and Mark Hammond successfully defended a Louisville bariatric surgeon in this [...]

April 28, 2009

Donald Brown and Mark Hammond were successful in defending an Owensboro anesthesiologist in [...]

July 13, 2007

Clay Edwards and Mark Hammond were successful in defending two Evansville podiatrists in this [...]

April 5, 2007

Clay Edwards and Mark Hammond were successful in defending an Evansville orthopedic surgeon in [...]

June 3, 2005

In  this fraud case, David Strite and Mark Hammond represented a university student who [...]

July 8, 2004

Mark Hammond was successful in defending a Clark County, IN gynecologist accused of ignoring [...]

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