R. Craig Reinhardt

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky

Reinhardt & Associates PLC
R. Craig Reinhardt
Reinhardt & Associates PLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1985

Education: University of Kentucky College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Reinhardt & Associates PLC

449 Lewis Hargett Cir
Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40503 Visit website


At Reinhardt & Associates PLC in Lexington, Kentucky, R. Craig Reinhardt focuses his practice on insurance defense and personal injury defense, including premises liability claims, insurance coverage matters, and automobile and trucking accident lawsuits, in addition to defending clients in other civil litigation matters. A Kentucky native, he offers insightful and diligent representation to clients throughout the state of Kentucky from his office at the firm, which has grown to include four attorneys in addition to  three paralegals and support staff since its founding in 2002.

In his nearly three decades of practice, Mr. Reinhardt has represented many notable clients, including the state's largest insurer, Kentucky Farm Bureau, before state and federal courts. On account of his strong case record, extensive litigation experience and superb ethics, Martindale-Hubbell has granted him its AV Preeminent rating.

A Kentucky native, Mr. Reinhardt completed his undergraduate work at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, in 1982 and pursued his law degree at the University of Kentucky College of Law, graduating in 1985. In addition to practicing before Kentucky state courts, he also is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

In order to keep abreast of developments in his field and share his knowledge with his peers, Mr. Reinhardt holds memberships in multiple professional organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Fayette County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, Claims Litigation Management, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., of which he served as president from 2005 to 2006. In 2014, Mr. Reinhardt was awarded Kentucky Defense Counsel's "Defense Lawyer of the Year".

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1985, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: http://www.reinhardtlaw.com/About/R-C-Reinhardt.shtml

Representative Clients:
  • Peak v. Barlow Homes, Inc., 765 S.W.2d 577, Ky. App., 1988
  • Bramblett v. Penske Truck Leasing Co. and Safe Storage, 598 S.W. 3rd 567 (Ky. App. 2019), 2019
  • Estate of David v Pounds, 553 S.W. 3rd 262 (Ky. App. 2018), 2018
  • Webb v Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (Ky. App. 2022), 2022
  • Cabrera v JBS USA, LLC, 568 SW 3rd 865 (Ky. App. 2019), 2019
  • Estate of Wheeler v. Veal Realtors and Auctioneers, 997 S.W.2d 497, Ky. App., 1999
  • Jones v. Hanna, Ky. App., 814 S.W.2d 187, 1991
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance Company, U.S. Liability, Kentucky National Insurance Company, Zurich North America, J.B.S., Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, and Occidental Fire & Casualty Company
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company v. McKinney, 831 S.W.2d 164, Ky., 1991
  • Swinebroad Denton, Inc., v. Hornback, 744 S.W.2d 429, Ky. App., 1987
  • Elkins v. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, 844 S.W.2d 423, Ky. App., 1992
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Kentucky, 1986
  • Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Kentucky, 1986
  • President, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2005-2006
  • Member, Fayette County Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • American Association of Justice
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • CLM
Educational Background:
  • University of Kentucky, College of Law, 1985
  • University of Kentucky College, Business and Economics, 1982
  • Defense Lawyer of the Year, Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Defense Lawyer of the Year presented by the Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mr. Reinhardt presented on third party demands and issues for the insurer on bad faith claims., Speaker, The Bad Faith Set Up, National Business Institute, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Builders
  • Employers
  • Farmers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Product Manufacturers And Retailers
  • Property Management
  • Small Businesses
  • Trucking Companies

Office location for R. Craig Reinhardt

449 Lewis Hargett Cir
Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40503

Phone: 859-277-7100


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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