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Pierce W. Hamblin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Lexington, KY

Landrum & Shouse LLP
106 West Vine Street, Suite 800
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-255-2424
Fax: 859-233-0308
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

A partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP, Pierce W. Hamblin divides his practice between complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Working out of the firm's offices in Lexington, Kentucky, he provides representation to individual and business clients throughout the Commonwealth. Admitted to practice in Kentucky since 1977, Mr. Hamblin 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.

In his civil trial and appellate practice, Mr. Hamblin furnishes representation to insurance companies and other defendants in a wide variety of areas. Many of his cases have been personal injury and wrongful death claims, and they have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, aviation crashes, animal bites, truck and other motor vehicle collisions, defective medical products and devices, and railroad accidents, among others. Mr. Hamblin has also assisted insurance companies that have been the subject of bad faith and other coverage disputes, and his insurance defense work has encompassed other types of policies as well, including errors and omissions, professional malpractice, and directors' and officers' liability.

Mr. Hamblin’s alternative dispute resolution practice has included both mediation and arbitration. He has served as a neutral in thousands of cases during his distinguished career, and he has also provided advice and counsel to clients who are going through the mediation process. The high quality of Mr. Hamblin’s work in both of his practice areas has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

*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
  • 70%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Professional Liability: Defense


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Pierce W. Hamblin appearing in Super Lawyers

About Pierce W. Hamblin

First Admitted: 1977, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Kentucky Defense Attorneys Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Litigation Section, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1977
  • Kentucky, 1977
  • President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program, 2014 - 2015

Educational Background

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, Major: Army JAG, 1986
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Honors: With High Distinction, Dean's List, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Major: Business Administration, 1977

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mediation and Arbitration, Kentucky, 1977

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Distinguished graduate of the Army Military Intelligence Basic Officers course, 1978


  • 2020 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Mediation, Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Mediation, 2020
  • University of Kentucky College of Law - naming newly renovated areas for Pierce W. Hamblin in recognition of 40 years of service teaching senior law students "Litigation Skills" as an Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law - naming newly renovated areas for Pierce W. Hamblin, 2020
  • Kentucky Service to Young Lawyers Award, Kentucky Service to Young Lawyers Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Charter Member from Kentucky, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • UK ROTC Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, American Academy of Trial Counsel
  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Distinguished Lawyer Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Lawyer of The Year, Mediation, 2014
  • Hall of Fame, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2006
  • Fellow (Charter Member from Kentucky), American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Lexington Mediation "Lawyer of the Year", Best Lawyers in America, 2016
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Office Location for Pierce W. Hamblin

106 West Vine Street
Suite 800
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-255-2424

Fax: 859-233-0308

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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