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Eric M. Weihe

Member, Louisville

Eric  has been with the firm since 2008. He is a member of the Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practice, as well as the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Business Torts and Environmental Litigation. Eric concentrates his practice on insurance defense and personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice defense, long term care defense and commercial litigation. He also practices commercial litigation, primarily focused on trade secrets.

 

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2008, J.D.
Transylvania University
2005, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee, Outstanding Committee Member, 2012-2013
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation
  • CALI Award - Contracts and Environmental Law
  • Kentucky Law Journal, Aricles Editor, 2007-2008
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Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association: Board of Governors, 2016 - present; Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee chair, 2017 - present; Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee chair-elect, 2016-2017; Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee vice chair, 2015-2016; Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee secretary/treasurer, 2014-2015; Young Lawyers Division Executive committee fourth district representative, 2011-2014
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation: Board of Directors ex officio member, 2014 - 2015
  • Louisville Bar Association, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, associate member
  • Louisville Youth Choir, Board of Directors 
  • Ignite Louisville, Class of 2012, Graduate
  • Legal Aid Society, Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, participant/volunteer
  • Focus Louisville, Participant, September 2008
  • Fund for the Arts, NeXt! Leadership Development Program graduate; NeXt! Generation Board, member
  • Leadership Louisville Center, member
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, member
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
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Meet Eric

My Focus

My practice extends across Kentucky, as I have represented clients in more than 40 of the Commonwealth's 120 counties. I have experience defending clients at both bench trials and jury trials, and I frequently represent clients in court. My focus is primarily Tort, Trial & insurance defense, including medical negligence defense and insurance bad faith defense, and commercial litigation.

Highlights include the following:

  • Obtained summary judgment in federal district court for our landowner client on a plaintiff’s slip and fall claim. Mitchell v. Carhartt, Inc., No. 4:14-cv-00057-JHM, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148122 (W.D. Ky. Nov. 2, 2015).
  • Obtained dismissal in state circuit court on sovereign immunity grounds for our client in a number of cases on plaintiffs’ negligence claims (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Obtained dismissal in federal district court for our publicly held, NYSE-MKT listed client on the grounds that a publicly held corporation owes no duty to monitor or control the purchase, sale, transfer, or exchange of its common stock. Derby Capital, LLC v. General Employment Enterprises, Inc., No. 3:12-cv-00850, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73684 (W.D. Ky. May 24, 2013).

Work Highlights

Marcellus Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Marcellus shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $3.4 billion; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Utica Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Utica shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $594 million; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law