Casey L. Hinkle

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP
 | 710 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-509-6962
Fax: 502-540-8282
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
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    Attorney Casey L. Hinkle is a partner at the law firm of Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Hinkle focuses her practice on business litigation and commercial law, serving clients in Louisville and throughout the state of Kentucky.

    Ms. Hinkle has more than 10 years of legal experience and has received numerous awards for her accomplishments, including the New York Legal Aid Society’s award for outstanding pro bono advocacy from 2007 to 2009. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in many noteworthy cases and represented clients, including businesses, employees, pharmacists and physician investors.

    Before joining Kaplan Johnson Abate and Bird LLP, Ms. Hinkle practiced at a private New York firm for five years. She eventually chose to relocate back to Kentucky. She has experience with a variety of matters, including business torts, government investigations, professional liability, and general civil and criminal litigation issues.

    In addition to her skills as a litigator, Ms. Hinkle is knowledgeable regarding alternative dispute resolution techniques, including arbitration. She is also familiar with practice areas, including constitutional law, First Amendment law, managed care litigation, media law, securities management and wealth management. She has experience at the trial and appellate levels and is an effective advocate for her clients.

    Ms. Hinkle graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. She went on to receive her law degree from Cornell Law School and holds an active law license in both Kentucky and New York.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Business Litigation


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    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    Admitted: 2011, Kentucky

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    • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2019)
    • New York Legal Aid Society, Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Advocacy (2007-2009) 


    • Defended regional bank and wealth management employees against alleged violations of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants in stock option agreements.
    • Represented majority owner of pari-mutuel wagering business in dispute with minority owner and lender. Negotiated favorable buy-out on eve of trial after prevailing on summary judgment motions and discovery disputes.
    • Defended former management employees of manufacturing company against complaint alleging misappropriation of trade secrets. Devised discovery and summary judgment strategy which resulted in plaintiff voluntarily dismissing litigation.
    • Defended pharmacists under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice for recordkeeping violations and improper dispensation of controlled drugs.
    • Defended physician investors against creditor claims relating to failed hospital project; advised clients regarding implications of related bankruptcy proceedings; and litigated complaint alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and fraudulent misrepresentations by hospital management.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Louisville, BA History & Political Science (2002)
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    710 West Main Street
    4th Floor
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Phone: 502-509-6962

    Fax: 502-540-8282

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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