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Tyler S. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Louisville, KY

Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC
13800 Lake Point Circle
Louisville, KY 40223
Phone: 502-530-8871
Fax: 502-244-7776
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As senior partner at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, Tyler S. Thompson represents clients in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. A personal injury attorney, his experience extends to matters of medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, brain injuries, birth injuries and trucking accidents. A highly decorated attorney with decades of experience, he has been named to the American College of Trial Lawyers, The Inner Circle of Advocates and the Litigation Counsel of America.

Admitted to practice in Kentucky and West Virginia, Mr. Thompson is also admitted to practice before the following federal courts: The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1983, Mr. Thompson graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then moved on to law school at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1986.

Mr. Thompson is an active member of many organizations within the legal community. He is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Bar Foundation, the American Board of Trial Advocates, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. Within the American Association for Justice, he serves on the Medical Negligence and Products Liability Committee, as well as on the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. Dedicated to giving back to the community, he also works with the American Heart Association and The Legal Aid Society.

* 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
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Tyler S. Thompson

First Admitted: 1986, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.kytrial.com/attorneys/tyler-s-thompson/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Hospital Credentialing, STLA Southern Trial Lawyer Association, New Orleans, LA, 2008
  • The John King Litigation, Inner Circle of Advocates, Annual Meeting, Beverly Hills, CA, 2008
  • Effective Closing Argument, Kentucky Justice Associate, Annual Convention, 2007
  • “Effective Use of Focus Groups in Trial Preparation”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Trial Tactics from Trial Masters – Lexington, Kentucky, May 20, 2005
  • “Proof of Economic Damages in the Car Wreck Case”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Nuts and Bolts of Trying A Car Wreck Case – Hebron, Kentucky, May 13, 2005
  • “Proof of Economic Damages in the Car Wreck Case”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Nuts and Bolts of Trying A Car Wreck Case – Louisville, Kentucky, April 26, 2005
  • “Using Experts to Maximize Damages”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Auto Litigation Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, June 15, 2004
  • “Proving Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damages”, Northern Kentucky Bar Association – Cincinnati, Ohio, December 16, 2003
  • “Why Amending Section 54 of the Kentucky Constitution Will Have No Effect on Physicians Premiums”, Louisville Bar Association Healthcare Consortium Seminar – Louisville, Kentucky, December 8, 2003
  • “Retaining and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Deposition and Trial”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Teleconference – Louisville, Kentucky, November 20, 2003
  • Tort Reform-How it Harms Children, Stay at Home Mom’s and Senior Citizens, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, November 6, 2003
  • Trial Demonstration (Voir Dire), Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, September 13, 2003
  • “Why Caps on Damages Are a Bad Idea”, State Government Committee, August 27, 2003
  • “The Use of the Human Factors Expert”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, June 6, 2003
  • “Effective Use of a Human Factors Expert”, Fighting for Justice, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Covington, Kentucky, May 15, 2003
  • “Trial of a Medical Negligence Case” (Voir Dire), Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention – Covington, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Medical Negligence in Kentucky – An Overview”, Banking and Insurance Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Federal Causes of Action and Procedure – Basics of Federal Tort Claims Act Cases”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, May 31, 2002
  • “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial”, University of Kentucky School of Law, Trial Practice Course, 2000
  • “Medicine for Trial Lawyers – Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case”, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, October 13, 2000
  • Products Liability – The Peoples Law School, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys/Kentucky Educational Television – Louisville, Kentucky, August 19, 2000
  • “Trial by Jury, a Sacred Right”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, Kentucky, August 16, 2000
  • “Decisions 2001 – Torts Law Update, Medical Negligence”, Kentucky Bar Association – Louisville, Kentucky, February 21, 2001 – February 21, 2000
  • “One Mother’s Struggle for Justice – Winston v. United States, et al.”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Convention and Seminar – Lexington, Kentucky, September 16, 1999
  • “Common Problems and Uncommon Solutions”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “Markers for Timing Fetal Asphyxia – An Overview”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “Creative Ideas for Maximizing Damages for the Catastrophically Injured Plaintiff”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 8, 1999
  • “Birth Trauma Litigation – Discussion of Winston v. United States of America”, University of Louisville School of Law, October 7, 1998
  • “Trial Practice for Law Students – Why Trial Law?”, University of Louisville School of Law, April 4, 1998
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Kentucky – Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, December 11, 1997
  • Medical Malpractice in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 18, 1996
  • Lawyers and Doctors Talk Malpractice – The Sequel: Who are the Victims of Malpractice, Louisville Bar Association, October 27, 1995
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 21, 1995
  • Trial of a High Damage Medical Negligence Case in Kentucky – Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert, Louisville Bar Association, December 15, 1994
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, National Business Institute, Inc., May 20, 1994
  • Kentucky Insurance Law – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Professional Education systems, Inc., April 10, 1994
  • Preparation and Organization of the Medical Negligence Case, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, July 23, 1993

Educational Background

  • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, B.A., Major: History, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid Society, Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
  • Berea College (Kentucky), Board of Trustees
  • American Heart Association
  • Brain Injury Association of Kentucky
  • Kentucky Waterways Alliance
  • Trout Unlimited, Lifetime Member
  • Spalding University, Athletic Council Member
  • Berea College, Investment Committee
  • Berea College, Audit Committee
  • Berea College, Educational Policies Committee

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005 – 2006
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, President, 2005
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, President-Elect, 2004
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Vice President, 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Board of Directors, 1989 – 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Seminar Committee, 1996 – Present
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Legislative Committee, 2001 – Present
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chairman, CLE Committee, 1999 – 2001
  • Kentucky Family Safety Foundation, Director
  • Kentucky Attorneys Political Action Trust, Director
  • People’s Bank, Lee County, VA, Director/Corporate President
  • Louisville Bar Association, KLRS Advisory Committee, 1995 – 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence and Products Liability
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • The Trial Law Institute, Member, 2013
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Kentucky Justice Association

Honors/Awards

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates, Member, 2007
  • International Academy of Trial Attorneys, Invited Member, 2007, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer of the Year, presented by the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2003
  • Louisville Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers by their Peers, 2007
  • Best Lawyers’ 2011 Louisville Personal Injury Litigator of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America, selected by Their Peers, 2007
  • Top 10 Attorneys In Kentucky, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky, Super Lawyers, 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Verdicts of 2002, presented by the National Law Journal
  • First Place, Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Brief Writing Competition, Brandeis School of Law, 1986
  • Top 10 Attorneys In Kentucky, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Invited Fellow, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $4.3 million verdict - Eric Lester v. Denis Havens, M.D., et al., 06-CI-00196 (Pike Circuit Court, Kentucky), 2007
  • $1 million verdict - Jermaine Elliott v. Hardin Memorial Hospital, et al., 99-CI-00069 (Hardin Circuit Court, Kentucky), 2006
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Office Location for Tyler S. Thompson

13800 Lake Point Circle
Louisville, KY 40223

Phone: 502-530-8871

Fax: 502-244-7776

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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