On the Pulse…My Old Kentucky Home

Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017

By Timothy B. Schenkel, Esq.*

To some, the word “Kentucky” generates thoughts of rolling hills, horse racing, coal mines and college basketball. To others, the Commonwealth of Kentucky means basic reparation benefits, third-party bad faith and auto/farm equipment accidents.

Bordered by seven states, Kentucky is made up of 120 counties—the third most of any state. Our Cincinnati office is strategically located to easily handle matters in the northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell, and our practice extends to the cities of Lexington and Louisville (as well as the areas along I-75, I-71 and I-64 that connect these cities/areas). With that said, the talents of our Cincinnati attorneys have lead them to represent insurance carriers, their insureds and corporate clients from as far east as the West Virginia border and south to the Tennessee State line. While traveling is sometimes necessary, the electronic age allows us to provide superior services to our clients throughout Kentucky at a reasonable cost.

As a life-long resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, I have focused my practice on handling litigation matters throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky since I was first licensed to practice law in 1992. Since handling my first jury trial in Campbell County, Kentucky nearly two months after becoming licensed to do so, I have been privileged to handle matters in essentially every county in the Commonwealth. Whether in the field of premises liability, product liability, trucking and transportation, automobile liability, construction and/or business litigation claims, I have defended individuals, insurance companies and major corporations in complex litigation within these practice areas. In addition to being consulted for pre-litigation assessments, I am available to handle all aspects of litigation from discovery, to trial and through the appellate process in all of the state courts throughout Kentucky and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

My emphasis on handling litigation in Kentucky was no accident. After graduating from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in 1992, I took the Kentucky bar after accepting a position with a general litigation firm in northern Kentucky. Since that time, I have used my talents and experience with the Kentucky courts to begin and expand the geographic reach of my former defense litigation firm, as well as the reach of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I am often to be found in a deposition, hearing or mediation anywhere from Maysville to Lexington to Louisville to Russell County, Kentucky, on a weekly basis, in addition to my practice in southwest Ohio.

If you have any specific questions concerning the nuances of the law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or would like additional information concerning the services that Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin can provide you, please contact me at tbschenkel@mdwcg.com or (513) 372-6812.

*Tim is a shareholder and based in our Cincinnati, Ohio office. He can be reached at 513.372.6812 or tbschenkel@mdwcg.com.


Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to New York RPC 7.1. © 2017 Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be reprinted without the express written permission of our firm. For reprints, contact tamontemuro@mdwcg.com.