Todd V. McMurtry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fort Mitchell, KY

Hemmer DeFrank Wessels PLLC
 | 250 Grandview Drive, Suite 500
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: 859-344-1188
Fax: 859-578-3869
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2007, 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)


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Attorney Profile

As a Member of Hemmer DeFrank Wessels PLLC in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky and with more than two decades of experience, Todd V. McMurtry concentrates his practice on complex litigation in business, banking, real estate, construction and municipal law cases. He also serves as outside general counsel to a number of privately held businesses and is the City Attorney for two Kentucky cities.  Mr. McMurtry is proud to represent a broad base of clients throughout Kentucky and Ohio.

Mr. McMurtry has earned a strong reputation as a Civil Litigator.  He has tried many cases to both juries and judges, and through the appeals process.  Trained as a mediator through the prestigious Harvard Mediation Program, Mr. McMurtry brings this skill-set to the aid of his business and litigation clients.  He has also served as a mediator for business, personal injury and construction disputes.  Mr. McMurtry has earned the respect of the region’s legal community.  In 2013, he was elected President of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. 

Mr. McMurtry is a graduate of Covington Latin School, Centre College, and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Outside of his practice, Mr. McMurtry has been involved in several professional organizations, including the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Covington Latin School Board of Education, and the Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court. 

Mr. McMurtry is the proud father of three and has been married to his wife Cari for 27 years. 


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

State, Local & Municipal (30%)

Business/Corporate (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004, 2007, 2012 - 2019

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About Todd McMurtry

Admitted: 1987, Kentucky

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  • Mr. McMurtry currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Bar Association. Previously in 2015, he was elected by his peers to serve as President of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. Mr. McMurtry is also a member of the Board of Visitors for the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. , Board of Governors, Kentucky Bar Association, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Covington Latin School Board of Education, 2010
  • Covington Latin School Annual Campaign Chairman (Past)
  • Member of Covington Latin School Alumni Board (Past)
  • Board Chairman of Cardinal Hill Hospital of Northern Kentucky (Past)
  • Finance Chair, Kenton County Republican Party (Past)
  • Member of Fort Wright, Kentucky City Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • E-Discovery Issues in Construction, Barnes Denning & Co., 2007
  • Managing Construction Projects, Lorman Educational Services, 2007
  • Co-Author, Vols. 6 and 7, Kentucky Practice, Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 6th Ed. (Thomsom/West), 2005
  • Detecting and Preventing  Corporate Fraud and Theft, 2003
  • Effective Business Writing in the Context of Litigation, 2002
  • Avoiding the Catastrophic Lawsuit, Fraternal Law Conference, 2001
  • VSSRs in the Construction Work Place, The Cincinnati Constructor, 1998
  • Is Home Construction a Consumer Transaction under Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act, Northern Kentucky Law Review, 1997
  • The Implications of  Schlagel vs. Berling Construction Company for Consumers and Home Builders, Lex Loci, 1997
  • Many of the articles that I have written can be found at:   


  • Represented property owner through trial in claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and non-discloure. Obtained judgment with award of punitive damages and attorney fees.
  • Represented, as Co-Counsel, the Family of a deceased college student and obtained a favorable Verdict at Trial
  • Successfully represented approximately 30 Kentucky businesses in the multi-million dollar failure of a Kentucky based group self-insurance fund.

Educational Background:

  • Harvard Mediation Institute, 2010
  • Chase College of Law, 1987
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, B.A., 1984
  • Covington Latin School, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Municipal Law
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Office Location for Todd V. McMurtry

250 Grandview Drive
Suite 500
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Phone: 859-344-1188

Fax: 859-578-3869

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