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Thomas N. Kerrick

Thomas N. Kerrick

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Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer rated for highest level of professional excellence 2021
Best lawyers, lawyer of the year: Thomas N. Kerrick. Bowling Green 2022
Rated by super lawyers: Thomas N. Kerrick. 15 Years
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Rated by super lawyers: Top 50 Kentucky. SuperLawyers.com

Biography

Tom began trying insurance defense cases almost immediately upon graduation from law school. He quickly developed a reputation as a trial lawyer, trying all types of cases ranging from automobile accidents, slip-and-falls, arsons, construction claims, and products liability. Tom's reputation for relating to jurors encouraged other attorneys to refer clients with personal injury claims to him. Tom has successfully represented clients on both sides of the courtroom and sincerely believes that trying cases from both perspectives allows him to more thoroughly and objectively guide his clients through litigation. Tom's experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, combined with his reputation for reasonableness, has lead to a successful practice as a mediator.

Tom received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell at a relatively young age and continues to hold this highest designation. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America publication. He has served as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court and was fortunate to write the opinion. Tom has remained an active alumnus for the University of Kentucky College of Law. He still serves as a Director for the College of Law Alumni Board and served as President to the Alumni Association for three years, from 1997-2000. Tom has been active in the Bowling Green community by serving on various boards, including Crimestoppers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Rotary and Leadership Bowling Green Alumni Association.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of Kentucky
    • B.S. - 1977

Professional Associations

  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Board, President, 1997 to 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Bowling Green and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trail Advocates, Advocate
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

Honors

  • Named to Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2008–2022
  • AV Rated By Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers