TRACY PREWITT is a partner who has been with the firm since 1999. She is a trial lawyer who is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and 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. Tracy has also served as a speaker to groups on various medical and legal topics, including medical review panel legislation and implementation, risk management strategies for hospitals and practice groups, and medical malpractice litigation. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, with highest honors, from University of Louisville and her Juris Doctorate, with High Honors, from University of Louisville School of Law. 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. Each Sunday, Tracy teaches a vibrant young adult Bible Study class for college-aged students.
- 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
2019 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 2010-2019
Top 25 Women Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2010, 2017-2019
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
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
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
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
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).