Noel R. HalpinMember

NOEL R. HALPIN is an experienced trial attorney, licensed in Kentucky, and he practices insurance defense litigation.  More specifically, his areas of practice include matters of negligence and tort claims, medical malpractice, premises liability, general personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Noel graduated cum laude from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science, and a Graduate Degree in Business Studies.  He subsequently moved to Washington D.C. where, for eight years, he worked for Price Waterhouse, PwC, and IBM as a management consultant, delivering large scale process improvement, complex change, and business development transformations within the federal government and the private sector.  Following that, he attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law.  While in law school he received awards for academic excellence in the areas of Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy, and Advanced Constitutional Law.  After law school, Noel joined an insurance defense firm in Louisville where he successfully litigated complex cases in state and federal courts on behalf of insurance companies and their policyholders across Kentucky, with a focus on medical malpractice defense, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, and other general civil liability causes of action.  Noel joined O’Bryan, Brown & Toner in October 2019.

Outside of work, Noel likes to play golf, follow college and pro sports, and travel with family and friends.  Noel and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of two wonderful children.

Educational Background
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
H.D.B.S., University College Dublin (Ireland), Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
B.A., University College Dublin (Ireland)

Honors and Awards
Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017-2018
Certificate of Academic Excellence – Trial Advocacy, University of Tennessee College of Law
Certificate of Academic Excellence – Advanced Trial Advocacy, University of Tennessee College of Law
Certificate of Academic Excellence – Advanced Constitutional Law, University of Tennessee College of Law

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

Professional Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association


June 2017

In June 2017, Noel Halpin successfully defended a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in a jury trial in Fayette County, Kentucky. The allegations included a lack of informed consent and the [...]

May 2017

In May 2017, Noel Halpin obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a general surgeon following a jury trial in Grayson County, Kentucky. It was alleged that the surgeon was negligent in his [...]

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