Harold L. Kirtley, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice 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: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)


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Attorney Profile

A partner at O'Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, Harold L. Kirtley, II focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Lexington, Kentucky, he provides dedicated representation to clients throughout the area and across the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Mr. Kirtley places a strong emphasis on cases arising out of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence and abuse, but his experience also extends to truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and defective products.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Kirtley has been able to obtain several high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. His fellow professionals have taken note of both his successful track record and his high degree of ethics, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, an honor which is held by only approximately 10 percent of all attorneys. Admitted to practice in Kentucky, Mr. Kirtley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Mr. Kirtley attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1999 as well as a Bachelor of Science in agriculture in 2000. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, where he served as the chair of the Moot Court Board and was named to the Order of Barristers before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. His professional memberships include the Kentucky Justice Association.

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

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Harold Kirtley, II

Admitted: 2003, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.obrieninjurylaw.com/Our-Firm/Harold-L-Kirtley-Ii...


  • McClung Medal, University of Tennessee College Of Law
  • National Trial Team, University of Tennessee College Of Law, Member
  • Moot Court Board, University of Tennessee College Of Law, Chair
  • Order of Barristers, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • AV Peer Review Rating, 2017 - Present
  • Robert E. Pryor of Award of Excellence in Advocacy, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Kentucky, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2012 - Present

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky, B.S., Major: Agriculture, 2000
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., Major: Journalism, 1999
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Office Location for Harold L. Kirtley, II

921 Beasley Street
Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: 859-317-2056

Fax: 859-523-4713

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Last Updated: 8/12/2019

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