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W. Gregory King

Member, Louisville

Greg has been with Stoll Keenon Ogden since 1985, and is a Member and former chair of the Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practice group. He works primarily with health care providers, acting as lead counsel in cases involving claims of malpractice or negligence, but also has extensive experience in serving clients across a spectrum of industries and disputes.

An accomplished courtroom attorney who has taken more from 40 cases from trial to verdict, Greg has earned board certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a fellow with Litigation Counsel of America. He has completed mediation training through the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

Tort, Trial & Insurance Services

Greg concentrates his practice on medical malpractice defense, hospital and long-term care defense, personal injury defense, plaintiff's personal injury, and will and trust litigation. Outside of the health care industry, he provides strategic counsel to the firm’s clients on matters ranging from negligent hiring and supervision to business fraud.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
1982, J.D.
Kentucky Wesleyan College
1979, B.A., magna cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Kentucky Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2001-present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Litigation: Tort & Insurance Defense, 2014-present
  • Louisville Magazine, Best Lawyers in Louisville, 2006-present
  • Super Lawyers in Kentucky, 2006-present; voted on of Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky, 2017
  • Louisville Bar Association, President, 2000; Distinguished Service Award, 2005
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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Tort and Insurance Practice Section, member; national Council of Bar Presidents, 1999-2000
  • Kentucky Bar Association: Legislative Committee, 1992-1995
  • Louisville Bar Association: Litigation Section, member; SOLACE Committee Chair, 2011-present; President, 2000; Board of Directors, 1994-1996; 2001-2003; Member Services Committee Chair, 1995-1996; Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee Chair, 1994-1995; LBA Director Search Committee member, 2007
  • Louisville Bar Foundation: Fellow, 2011-present; Board of Directors, 1999-2001; 2011-2015
  • Citizens for Better Judges, steering committee, 2004-2006; 2012 – present
  • Defense Research Institute, Inc.
  • Filson Club Historical Society
  • Friend for Life Cancer Support Network: volunteer counselor since 1989; Board of Directors, 1989-1997, Chair 1993-1994; Volunteer of the Year Award, 1995
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Boy Scouts of America: Merit Badge Counselor, 2000-present; Eagle Scout
  • St. Matthews Baptist Church: deacon; parliamentarian
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Healthcare Certification Steering Committee member, 2017
  • Previous Service
  • American Cancer Society: volunteer speaker, 1994-2000; Lifesaver Volunteer Award, 1994 and 1995
  • Boy Scout Troop 30, assistant scout master
  • Leadership Kentucky, Class of 1996
  • Louisville Young Lawyers Club, 1985-1991
  • Focus Louisville Winter, Class of 1995
  • Louisville Forum, member, 1995-2011
  • Prospect Green Committee, 2006-2008
  • Warren E. Oates Institute, Board of Directors, 1997-2001
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Work Highlights

Medical Malpractice: Alleged Surgical Negligence

Obtained unanimous defense verdict on behalf of OBGYN in medical malpractice action. Plaintiff claimed that the physician negligently lacerated her bladder while performing a hysterectomy.

News Publications Seminars
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Charting, National Webinar, Association of Professional Chaplains, Nov. 2014
United States v. Shipp, et al.--The Case Which Launched a Century of Federalism, Louisville Law Club, Sept. 2014
History of Jefferson County Court House, Louisville Law Club, Sept. 2010
Law of Dental Malpractice, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, annually 2010 to present
Medical Malpractice From A-Z, National Business Institute, Inc., Oct. 2007
Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Norton Hospital, Aug. 2002
Interrelations between Bar Associations and Law Foundations, Panel Discussion, Great Lakes Organization of Bar Executives, Oct. 2000
Physician - Patient Communications, A Lawyer's Perspective, Kosair Children's Hospital Seventh Newborn and Pediatric Symposium, Nov. 1999
Avoiding Malpractice Suits Through Better Physician/Patient Relations, Kosair Children's Hospital Grand Rounds, Mar. 1999
Transition From Law Student to Attorney, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Student Honors Banquet, Feb. 1999
How To Reduce Psychological/Psychiatric Damages, A Defense Perspective, Louisville Bar Association, Jun. 1998
How To Get The Most Out of Leadership Kentucky, Leadership Kentucky Orientation Session, May 1997
Informed Consent And End of Life Issues: Panel Discussion, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Wayne E. Oates Institute, Apr. 1997
Client Relations And Development, Louisville Bar Association, Mar. 1996
Lawyer To Lawyer Relationships, Kentucky Bar Association New Lawyers Skills Program, Feb. 1996
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Kentucky - A Defense Perspective, Kentucky Bar Association District Bar Meeting, Oct. 1995
Taking Effective Depositions, Lorman Education Services, Apr. 1995
Paralegals And The Litigation Team In Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., Mar. 1995
Settlement with Plaintiff Minors: Procedural Considerations And Structured Settlements, Joint Conference of Louisville Bar Association and Jefferson County Medical Society, Oct. 1993