Tracy S. Prewitt >> Partner


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, product liability, general personal injury, and insurance coverage. 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 the activities of their three children, Tory, Gabe and Andy, including church, school, music, and sports. Each Sunday, Tracy teaches a vibrant adult Bible Study class which now has over 80 students.

Educational Background
University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky. Awarded degree of Juris Doctor with High Honors, 1990. Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Family Law, Vol. 29, 1989-1990. Honors: Brandeis Honor Society; Dean’s List. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Awarded degree of Bachelor of Science (Political Science) with Highest Honors, 1986.

Professional Background
Attorney at law – 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.

Court Admissions
The Supreme Court of Kentucky
The 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

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).

Discovery of Confidential Records in Kentucky, Medical Records and Peer Review Material & October 4, 2000; Kentucky Advance Litigation Skills for Paralegals, Preparing for and Assisting at Trial, & October 13, 2000.

Professional Memberships
Litigation Counsel of America (2007); 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).

Louisville Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year 2013
The Best Lawyers in America 2012 – 2014
Super Lawyers 2010, 2011 and 2015-16
Super Lawyers Top 25 award 2010
Named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyers Section, 2010
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.

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