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: 502-694-7227
Fax: 502-244-7776
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)

Disclaimer

This is an advertisement.

Attorney Profile

Tyler S. Thompson is a senior partner at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Thompson has handled have arisen out of incidents involving defective products, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and medical malpractice.

During his career, Mr. Thompson has been able to obtain numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, including some of the largest verdicts in state history. Some of the representative results have included a verdict in excess of $6 million in a products liability case, a $7.5 million settlement in an action based upon the negligent administration of anesthesia, and a $27 million verdict, which the plaintiff later agreed to reduce in order to settle the case on appeal, for a collision involving a trash collection truck. His successes both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, have earned Mr. Thompson an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Thompson has delivered dozens of presentations on topics related to his practice area to the Kentucky Justice Association and other legal groups. In addition to the KJA, his professional affiliations include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky. Admitted to practice in both Kentucky and West Virginia, Mr. Thompson 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.

*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.

 
Email Me

To: Tyler S. Thompson
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Tyler Thompson

Admitted: 1986, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: http://kytrial.com/tyler-thompson/

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Preparation and Organization of the Medical Negligence Case, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, July 23, 1993
  • Kentucky Insurance Law – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Professional Education systems, Inc., April 10, 1994
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, National Business Institute, Inc., May 20, 1994
  • Trial of a High Damage Medical Negligence Case in Kentucky – Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Expert, Louisville Bar Association, December 15, 1994
  • Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 21, 1995
  • Lawyers and Doctors Talk Malpractice – The Sequel: Who are the Victims of Malpractice, Louisville Bar Association, October 27, 1995
  • Medical Malpractice in Kentucky, National Business Institute, Inc., September 18, 1996
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Kentucky – Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, December 11, 1997
  • “Trial Practice for Law Students – Why Trial Law?”, University of Louisville School of Law, April 4, 1998
  • “Birth Trauma Litigation – Discussion of Winston v. United States of America”, University of Louisville School of Law, October 7, 1998
  • “Creative Ideas for Maximizing Damages for the Catastrophically Injured Plaintiff”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 8, 1999
  • “Markers for Timing Fetal Asphyxia – An Overview”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “Common Problems and Uncommon Solutions”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Spring Break Seminar – Destin, Florida, April 6, 1999
  • “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
  • “Decisions 2001 – Torts Law Update, Medical Negligence”, Kentucky Bar Association – Louisville, Kentucky, February 21, 2001 – February 21, 2000
  • “Trial by Jury, a Sacred Right”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, Kentucky, August 16, 2000
  • Products Liability – The Peoples Law School, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys/Kentucky Educational Television – Louisville, Kentucky, August 19, 2000
  • “Medicine for Trial Lawyers – Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case”, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, October 13, 2000
  • “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence at Trial”, University of Kentucky School of Law, Trial Practice Course, 2000
  • “Federal Causes of Action and Procedure – Basics of Federal Tort Claims Act Cases”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Lexington, Kentucky, May 31, 2002
  • “Medical Negligence in Kentucky – An Overview”, Banking and Insurance Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Trial of a Medical Negligence Case” (Voir Dire), Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention – Covington, Kentucky, 2002
  • “Effective Use of a Human Factors Expert”, Fighting for Justice, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys – Covington, Kentucky, May 15, 2003
  • “The Use of the Human Factors Expert”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, June 6, 2003
  • “Why Caps on Damages Are a Bad Idea”, State Government Committee, August 27, 2003
  • Trial Demonstration (Voir Dire), Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, September 13, 2003
  • Tort Reform-How it Harms Children, Stay at Home Mom’s and Senior Citizens, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee – Frankfort, Kentucky, November 6, 2003
  • “Retaining and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Deposition and Trial”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Teleconference – Louisville, Kentucky, November 20, 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
  • “Proving Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damages”, Northern Kentucky Bar Association – Cincinnati, Ohio, December 16, 2003
  • “Using Experts to Maximize Damages”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Auto Litigation Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, June 15, 2004
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Effective Use of Focus Groups in Trial Preparation”, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Trial Tactics from Trial Masters – Lexington, Kentucky, May 20, 2005
  • Effective Closing Argument, Kentucky Justice Associate, Annual Convention, 2007
  • The John King Litigation, Inner Circle of Advocates, Annual Meeting, Beverly Hills, CA, 2008
  • Hospital Credentialing, STLA Southern Trial Lawyer Association, New Orleans, LA, 2008

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

Educational Background:

  • Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, B.A., Major: History, 1983
Find Me Online
Website - www.kytrial.com
Office Location for Tyler S. Thompson

13800 Lake Point Circle
Louisville, KY 40223

Phone: 502-694-7227

Fax: 502-244-7776

 

Tyler S. Thompson:

Last Updated: 8/27/2018

Page Generated: 0.3443078994751 sec