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Chadler M. Hardin

Associate, Louisville

Chad joined the Louisville office of Stoll Keenon Ogden as an Associate in 2017. He practices with the Business Litigation and Torts, Trial & Insurance Services groups. Named a Rising Star in 2017 by the Super Lawyers peer-rating service, Chad has made oral arguments before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and has counseled clients in both trial and appellate cases.

For every client and legal situation, Chad adopts a goal-oriented and problem-solving approach that’s complemented by a passion for delivering the best possible representation.

Prior to joining SKO, Chad spent three years in private practice with other firms, where he defended businesses, insurance companies and professionals in lawsuits involving fraud, personal injury, trademark infringement, insurance coverage, bad faith, defamation and shareholder disputes.

Business Litigation: Chad tries cases and guides business clients tactically through all stages of a conflict, from initial investigations to post-trial motions. He works with small companies as well as major corporations from a variety of industries.

Tort, Trial & Insurance Services: Chad’s experience leaves him well positioned to successfully represent policyholders and insurers alike across a wide range of matters. He routinely handles coverage disputes, defense of bad faith claims and other challenges relating to tender demands, reinsurance agreements, and alternative dispute resolutions.

Education
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
2014, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Louisville
2011, B.S., magna cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, 2017 Rising Star

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel

Work Highlights

Auto Insurance Stacking Precedent

Consol. Ins. Co. v. Slone, 538 S.W.3d 922, 925 (Ky. Ct. App. 2018).  Chadler established insurance stacking precedent preventing further escalation of auto insurance premiums for fleet policies.  Chadler successfully defended an insurance company at the Kentucky Court of Appeals on an...