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Robert J. Shilts

Of Counsel , Louisville KY


Robert J. Shilts

Of Counsel , Louisville KY

Rob joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2023 as Counsel to the firm and is a member of the Healthcare practice group.  His practice focuses on representing physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and correctional healthcare defendants in multifaceted medical negligence lawsuits in both state and federal court.  An experienced litigator, Rob represents clients through all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and discovery to trial and appeals.

Healthcare: Rob counsels and represents medical providers and hospitals through every phase of litigation.  His deep experience working with medical clients gives him the ability to quickly grasp and address the inherent complexity of medical malpractice cases.

Correctional Healthcare: Rob represents medical professionals in correctional healthcare settings.  He is well versed in the unique challenges associated with correctional healthcare and defends cases filed both in state and federal court.


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2005, J.D.

Bellarmine University, 1998, B.A., magna cum laude




Admitted In

  • Kentucky

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Professional & Community Activities

  • Louisville Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Member

  • Defense Research Institute, Member

  • Kentucky Hospital Association, Member

  • Bellarmine Alumni Board 2006-2012

  • Bellarmine Alumni Board President 2010-2011

  • Bellarmine University Alumni Ambassador and Career Consultant 2009-present


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2021 – present

  • Super Lawyer®, 2019 – 2023

  • Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star®, 2016 – 2018


  • 2023 Snot Force Annual Meeting, KY Bourbon + Roses, Medical Legal Presenter

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