TRACY PREWITT is a partner who has been licensed to practice law since 1990. She is a trial lawyer who has taken over 30 cases to trial in both Kentucky and Indiana. Her civil practice includes the defense of clients in the areas of professional negligence and tort claims, professional licensure board actions, product liability, general personal injury, and insurance coverage. She is consistently named a Kentucky Super Lawyer and has been listed several times as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky.

Outside of the office, Tracy and her husband Lorne, enjoy participating in family activities with their three children and grandchildren, participating in international mission trips and traveling.

Professional Background

  • Attorney/Partner– O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1999 – current
    Insurance defense litigation including cases involving matters of professional negligence, and tort claims, product liability, general personal injury and insurance coverage.
  • Assistant General Counsel – Paradigm Insurance Company, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1997 – March 1999
    Addressed corporate legal issues for 34 state surplus lines carrier and managed outside defense and coverage counsel for litigated claims.
  • Attorney at law – Ogden, Newell, & Welch, Louisville, Kentucky, August, 1990 – November, 1997
    Insurance defense litigation including cases involving matters of professional negligence, tort claims, product liability and general personal injury, commercial litigation including matters involving utility law and health law, and issues concerning insurance coverage.

Honors and Awards
2020 The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2012

Louisville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year 2013

Kentucky Super Lawyers. 2007-2020
Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky, Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2010, 2017-2020

Named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers Section, 2010, 2017

Selected as a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society consisting of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Recognized in Louisville Magazine’s Best Lawyer and Top Lawyer issues, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 for medical malpractice-defense, insurance law, professional liability, commercial law and litigation.

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member

Educational Background
J.D. University of Louisville, High Honors, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Family Law, Brandeis Honor Society, Dean’s List
B.A. University of Louisville, Highest Honors

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

Professional Memberships
Litigation Counsel of America
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association (Director, 2000-2001)
Indiana Bar Association
KBA Committee on Professionalism
KBA House of Delegates (3 terms)
Defense Resource Institute
Jefferson County Medical/Legal Committee
Sales Management
Marketing Association (President, 1998)
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel(FDCC)

Tracy S. Prewitt, JD and John T. Ballantine, JD (2002). “Deposition – Pre-trial – trial.” In Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD, MBA and Clayton L. Robinson, JD (Eds.), The Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Professionals (pp. 237-246). New York: The Parthenon Publishing Group Inc.; “Adverse Peer Review – Damage Control in the Malpractice Setting” (with Beth H. McMasters), For the Defense, (Feb. 2000); “Justice Stephens – Jurisprudence Measured by Dissent” (with Gerald R. Toner), Bench & Bar, Vol. 63, Number 4 (July, 1999); “Bowen v Kendrick & – The Constitutionality of the Adolescent Family Life Act – Has Court Given us a Lemon?”; 28 Journal of Family Law 87 (1989).

Trial & Professional Board Results

July 14, 2017

In July 2017, Tracy S. Prewitt and Chad J. Bradford successfully defended a nurse practitioner [...]


Tracy Prewitt defended a physician before the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure after a [...]


Tracy Prewitt successfully represented a nurse practitioner under investigation by the Kentucky [...]


Tracy Prewitt and Katherine Kerns Vesely defended a physician before the Kentucky Board of [...]


Tracy Prewitt successfully represented a physician before the Kentucky Board of Medical [...]

March 1, 2012

Tracy Prewitt successfully defended an orthopedic surgeon against allegations of medical [...]

August 26, 2011

Tracy Prewitt successfully defended an Owensboro based obstetrician in this medical malpractice [...]

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