D. Todd Varellas

Top rated personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky

Varellas & Varellas
D. Todd Varellas
Varellas & Varellas

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 2008

Education: University of Kentucky College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

Varellas & Varellas

249 W Short St. #201
Lexington, KY 40507 Visit website


D. Todd Varellas is a personal injury attorney working out of the Lexington, Kentucky, office of the Varellas & Varellas law firm, which has another office in Louisville. He serves clients in both locations, helping them with legal issues involving medical malpractice, automobile accidents, products and premises liability, and wrongful death.

Graduating summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s in history, international studies and economics, Mr. Varellas pursued his law studies at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky. He enrolled there after being awarded a full academic scholarship for law school and the Charles T. Wethington Jr. Fellowship. Furthermore, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board and the Kentucky Law Journal. He graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2008. 

Licensed to practice in all the state and federal courts of Kentucky since 2008, Mr. Varellas is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. His practice is primarily focused on complex litigation issues in personal injury law cases. He has gained considerable trial experience being the lead counsel or co-counsel in several cases before the Supreme Court of Kentucky and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. 

Actively involved in the legal arena, Mr. Varellas is a member of the following legal organizations:

·       The American Bar Association

·       The American Association for Justice

·       The Kentucky Bar Association

·       The Kentucky Justice Association

·       The Lexington County Bar Association

·       The Fayette County Bar Association

·       The Louisville Bar Association

Recognized for his professionalism and fierce advocacy skills, Mr. Varellas has been added to the list of Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Kentucky by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is also named among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 category for his successful track record. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Class actions, Toxic torts

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2008, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.varellaslaw.com/d-todd-varellas.html

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Kentucky, All State and Federal Courts
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Lexington Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Medical Malpractice Forum, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
Educational Background:
  • B.A., University of Kentucky, Honors: summa cum laude, Honors: Top Student in All 3 Areas of Concentration, Honors: Charles Scott Brent Award for Highest Cumulative GPA in History, Honors: Recipient of over a dozen scholarships, Honors: Honors Program, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Honors: UK Student Government Association, Senator, Honors: University Appeals Board, Board Member, Honors: Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, President, Major: History, Major: International Studies, Minor: Economics
  • Recipient, Top Student, Remedies
  • Recipient, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, 2012
  • Top 10 in Kentucky, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Board of Governors
  • Top 50, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Independent Selection Committee
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Kentucky under the age of 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Kentucky Law Journal, Law Review
  • Recipient, Trial Advocacy Board
  • Recipient, Multi-Year College of Law Academic Scholarship
  • Recipient, Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Fellowship

Office location for D. Todd Varellas

249 W Short St. #201
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 888-639-1808


1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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