Thomas K. Herren

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky

Herren Law, PLLC
Thomas K. Herren
Herren Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1980

Education: University of Kentucky College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

Herren Law, PLLC

148 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507 Visit website

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Attorney Thomas K. Herren, of the Lexington, Kentucky-based firm Herren · Adams, and focusses his practice on personal injury law. He represents clients throughout the state of Kentucky who are victims of car wrecks, nursing home abuse and neglect, trucking accidents and other types of tragedies. He and the firm also handle medical malpractice matters through referrals from other attorneys. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Herren graduated from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in 1980, receiving his bar license to practice law in the state the same year. He was later certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Herren has been involved in several significant injury cases that have resulted in million and multimillion-dollar verdicts. In addition, he has presented at seminars for the Kentucky Justice Association. 

Mr. Herren has received recognition for his contributions to the legal profession, including being named a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and receiving a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Herren is a member of several professional organizations, including the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He serves his community as a Little League baseball coach, serves as a board member for Metro Group Homes, Inc., and is on the administrative board of Southern Hills United Methodist Church.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Professional Malpractice - Other, Trucking Accidents

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://personalinjurylawyerkentucky.com/thomas-k-herren/

Honors/Awards:
  • Kentucky Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, Kentucky Trial Court Review, 2017
  • Fellowship, American College of Trial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member since 1980
  • Kentucky, 1980
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate, 1994 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Board of Directors, 1986 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1980 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • American Association of Justice, Member since 1985
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate, 1994
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors since 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Kentucky, 1980
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member since 1981
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member since 1980
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Elizabeth Watts, as next friend for Chad Watts v. Kentucky, S & H, a partnership 957 S.W. 2d 233 (KY, 97)
  • Tonya Oliver, M.D. 117 S.W. 3d 661 (Kentucky App., 2003)
  • Timothy DeRossete v. Idab, Inc. Unpublished affirmed appeal, 1992
  • Tina Bryant, et al v. Mid-states Plastics, 245 S.W. 3 d 728 (Kentucky, 2008)
  • Walter McKinney v. Ky Farm Bureau Ins., 831 S.W. 2d 164 (Kentucky, 1992)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fay. Co. Bar Assoc. Law Referral Comm.
  • Board member Metro Group Homes, Inc.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Board Chairman, Admin. Bd. of So. Hills U. Methodist Church
  • Little League Baseball Coach
Educational Background:
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Honors: Dean's List, 1976
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, National Board of Legal Specialty Certifications (formerly NBTA), an ABA accredited organization, 1994
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Closing Argument, Tom Herren and Peter Perlman, Kentucky Justice Association, Kentucky Defense Counsel Joint Seminar, 2009
  • Trying Auto Injury Case in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., 1990 - Present
  • Evolving Torts, KATA
  • Indemnity - Passive vs. Active Negligence, Tom Herren, Kentucky Justice Association, Seminar, 2003
  • Closing Argument, Tom Herren and Peter Perlman, Kentucky Justice Association, Kentucky Defense Counsel Joint Seminar, 2009
  • Kentucky Automobile Litigation National Business Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Indemnity - Passive vs. Active Negligence, Tom Herren, Kentucky Justice Association, Seminar, 2003

Office location for Thomas K. Herren

148 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-666-6428

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