B. Clark Batten, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lexington, KY

O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC
 | 921 Beasley Street, Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: 859-317-2056
Fax: 859-523-4713
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney B. Clark Batten II is a founding partner of the O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, law firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Serving clients throughout Fayette County and all across the state, Mr. Batten devotes his practice to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence obtain the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Batten has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, dangerous property conditions, boating accidents and other preventable tragedies. Over the course of his career, he has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, including several multimillion-dollar awards.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Batten holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned a reputation as one of the top trial advocates in the state for aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves.

A 2001 graduate of Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Mr. Batten obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2005. The Kentucky Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

A consummate professional, Mr. Batten is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. He also facilitates courses on litigation skills to aspiring law students at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Committed to helping make his local community safer for all, he also helped establish and serves on the board of the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association, an organization devoted to increasing awareness and helping to prevent deaths caused by electric shock drownings.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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Admitted: 2005, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.obrieninjurylaw.com/Our-Firm/B-C-Batten-Ii.shtml


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, 2014 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 - 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2005
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005
  • Kentucky, 2005
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association (ESDPA), Board of Directors, 2011 - 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • UK College of Law, Litigation Skills, 2016 - 2017  


  • Greer v. Hook, 378 S.W.3d 316 (Ky.App.2012) (Ky. Ct. App. 2012)
  • Hillman v. Woolum, 329 S.W.3d (Ky. 2010) (KY S.Ct. 2010)
  • Brabson v. Floyd County Board of Ed., 796 F.Supp. 862 (E.D.Ky. 2011) (E.D.Ky. 2011)

Educational Background:

  • Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., Major: Psychology, Minor: Business Administration, 2001
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Office Location for B. Clark Batten, II

921 Beasley Street
Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: 859-317-2056

Fax: 859-523-4713

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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