Philip (Phil) Taliaferro, III

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Covington, KY

Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton, PLLC
 | 1005 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-291-9900
Fax: 859-291-3014
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1962
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Eminent Domain (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As senior partner at Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, Philip Taliaferro, III (known by colleagues and clients as Phil Toliver), is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to helping clients in a diverse range of practice areas, such as business law, family law, criminal defense and personal injury law. He also assists clients with their estate planning and probate needs.

    A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, Mr. Taliaferro is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    As evidence of Mr. Taliaferro’s passion for the law and commitment to his craft, he has published articles in professional journals, covering a variety of topics, such as wrongful death, punitive damages and silence as an admission of guilt.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Taliaferro has earned numerous awards from different organizations in honor of his professional achievements and community involvement. The peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating of AV Preeminent* in recognition of his professionalism and ethical standards.

    Mr. Taliaferro enjoys being involved in professional and community organizations. He has served as vice president for the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys and as chairman of the Kentucky Personnel Board, an organization that helps solve disputes between employees and employers within state government. From 1987 to 1988, he served on the board of regents for Northern Kentucky University. He has long been active in leadership of Boy Scouts of America organizations and has served on the executive committee of the Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, Inc., for more than 30 years.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Eminent Domain
    • 10%General Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2021

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    About Philip Taliaferro, III

    Admitted: 1962, Kentucky

    Professional Webpage:


    • University of Kentucky Law Journal, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1962
    • ACT of Covington Restoration Award for Daniel Carter Beard House, 1984
    • Honorary Marine Corps Officer, 1964
    • Chairman Emeritus, Kentucky Personnel Board
    • Outstanding Young Man for Kenton County, 1972
    • Phi Delta Phi Fraternity

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio, 1991
    • U.S. Federal Court, 1966
    • Boy Scout Plaza, National Co-Chairman, 1988 - Present
    • Kentucky State Personnel Board, Chairman, 1972 - 1986
    • Kentucky, 1962
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1966
    • Daniel Beard Council (Boy Scouts) Legion of Honor, 1987 - 1988
    • Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, Executive Committee, 1982 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1968
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970
    • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Vice President, 1986
    • Northern Kentucky University, Board of Regents, 1987 - 1988

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Silence as an Admission, University of Kentucky Law Journal, 1960
    • Punitive Damages in Kentucky; A Discussion of Recent Cases, Bench & Bar, August 1985
    • Chapter on Wrongful Death, KATA Cause of Action Manual, 1984


    • Horton v. Union Light, Heat & Power Co., 690 S.W.2d 382 (Ky. 1985)

    Educational Background:

    • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, B.A., Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, 1959
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    Office Location for Philip (Phil) Taliaferro, III

    1005 Madison Ave
    Covington, KY 41011

    Phone: 859-291-9900

    Fax: 859-291-3014

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    Last Updated: 4/19/2021

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