Tyler S. Thompson

Tyler S. Thompson

Tyler S. Thompson has been named one of the Top Ten Attorneys in Kentucky on multiple occasions by Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2008 he became a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a trial lawyer organization by invitation-only, limited to only 100 lawyers in the United States, and described by the Washington Post as “a select group of 100 of the nations most celebrated trial lawyers.” The Inner Circle of Advocates are considered to be among the best plaintiff attorneys in the United States and also to be “lawyers of excellent character and integrity.” Thompson has successfully represented injured clients in the state of Kentucky and throughout the United States, and has obtained multiple million-dollar verdicts, including some of the largest verdicts in the state of Kentucky. He has been included in one or more categories listing top lawyers by Louisville Magazine each year since 2007. Mr. Thompson is a past President of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (now known as the Kentucky Justice Association).  Mr. Thompson is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, invitation-only, limited to 500 lawyers in the world and a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. His civic involvement includes serving as a trustee of Berea College and serving as a board member of Historic Locust Grove, The American Museum of Fly Fishing and support of numerous charities and institutions.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • West Virginia, 2008

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 1986
  • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
    • B.A. – 1983
    • Major: History

Classes/Seminars

  • Hospital Credentialing, STLA Southern Trial Lawyer Association, New Orleans, LA, 2008
  • The John King Litigation, Inner Circle of Advocates, Annual Meeting, Beverly Hills, CA, 2008
  • Effective Closing Argument, Kentucky Justice Associate, Annual Convention, 2007
  • “Effective Use of Focus Groups in Trial Preparation”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Trial Tactics from Trial Masters – Lexington, Kentucky, May 20, 2005
  • “Proof of Economic Damages in the Car Wreck Case”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Nuts and Bolts of Trying A Car Wreck Case – Hebron, Kentucky, May 13, 2005
  • “Proof of Economic Damages in the Car Wreck Case”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Nuts and Bolts of Trying A Car Wreck Case – Louisville, Kentucky, April 26, 2005
  • “Using Experts to Maximize Damages”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Auto Litigation Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, June 15, 2004
  • “Proving Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damages”, Northern Kentucky Bar Association – Cincinnati, Ohio, December 16, 2003
  • “Why Amending Section 54 of the Kentucky Constitution Will Have No Effect on Physicians Premiums”, Louisville Bar Association Healthcare Consortium Seminar – Louisville, Kentucky, December 8, 2003
  • “Retaining and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Deposition and Trial”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Teleconference – Louisville, Kentucky, November 20, 2003
  • Tort Reform-How it Harms Children, Stay at Home Mom’s and Senior Citizens, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, November 6, 2003
  • Trial Demonstration (Voir Dire), Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, September 13, 2003
  • “Why Caps on Damages Are a Bad Idea”, State Government Committee, August 27, 2003
  • “The Use of the Human Factors Expert”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, June 6, 2003
  • “Effective Use of a Human Factors Expert”, Fighting for Justice, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Covington, Kentucky, May 15, 2003
  • “Trial of a Medical Negligence Case” (Voir Dire), Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention – Covington, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Medical Negligence in Kentucky – An Overview”, Banking and Insurance Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Federal Causes of Action and Procedure – Basics of Federal Tort Claims Act Cases”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, May 31, 2002
  • “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial”, University of Kentucky School of Law, Trial Practice Course, 2000
  • “Medicine for Trial Lawyers – Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case”, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, October 13, 2000
  • Products Liability – The Peoples Law School, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys/Kentucky Educational Television – Louisville, Kentucky, August 19, 2000
  • “Trial by Jury, a Sacred Right”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, Kentucky, August 16, 2000
  • “Decisions 2001 – Torts Law Update, Medical Negligence”, Kentucky Bar Association – Louisville, Kentucky, February 21, 2001 – February 21, 2000
  • “One Mother’s Struggle for Justice – Winston v. United States, et al.”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Convention and Seminar – Lexington, Kentucky, September 16, 1999
  • “Common Problems and Uncommon Solutions”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “Markers for Timing Fetal Asphyxia – An Overview”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “Creative Ideas for Maximizing Damages for the Catastrophically Injured Plaintiff”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 8, 1999
  • “Birth Trauma Litigation – Discussion of Winston v. United States of America”, University of Louisville School of Law, October 7, 1998
  • “Trial Practice for Law Students – Why Trial Law?”, University of Louisville School of Law, April 4, 1998
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Kentucky – Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, December 11, 1997
  • Medical Malpractice in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 18, 1996
  • Lawyers and Doctors Talk Malpractice – The Sequel: Who are the Victims of Malpractice, Louisville Bar Association, October 27, 1995
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 21, 1995
  • Trial of a High Damage Medical Negligence Case in Kentucky – Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert, Louisville Bar Association, December 15, 1994
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, National Business Institute, Inc., May 20, 1994
  • Kentucky Insurance Law – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Professional Education systems, Inc., April 10, 1994
  • Preparation and Organization of the Medical Negligence Case, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, July 23, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Inner Circle of Advocates, Invited Member, 2007
  • Best Lawyers’ 2011 Louisville Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America, selected by Their Peers, 2007
  • Top 10 Attorneys In Kentucky, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, invited member, 2007
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky, Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Louisville Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers by Their Peers, 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Verdicts of 2002, presented by the National Law Journal
  • First Place, Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Brief Writing Competition, Brandeis School of Law, 1986
  • Top 10 Attorneys In Kentucky, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Invited Fellow, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005 – 2006
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, President, 2005
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, President-Elect, 2004
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Vice President, 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Board of Directors, 1989 – 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Seminar Committee, 1996 – Present
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Legislative Committee, 2001 – Present
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chairman, CLE Committee, 1999 – 2001
  • Berea College – Board of Trustees, Investment Committee, Audit Committee, Educational Policies Committee
  • Kentucky Family Safety Foundation, Director
  • Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust, Director
  • People’s Bank, Lee County, VA, Director/Corporate President
  • Legal Aid Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Brain Injury Association of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Waterways Alliance
  • Trout Unlimited, Lifetime Member
  • Spalding University, Athletic Council Member
  • Louisville Bar Association, KLRS Advisory Committee, 1995 – 2002
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence and Products Liability
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • The Trial Law Institute, Member, 2013
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Frederick C. Dolt & Associates, PSC, Staff Attorney, 1986 – 1988