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Best Lawyers has named Ernest H. “Hank” Jones, II, member of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, the 2014 Lexington “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law.

Mr. Jones’s primary area of practice, since admission to the Bar in May of 1974, has been insurance defense litigation. He has represented several major insurance companies and third party administrators in all aspects of insurance litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, catastrophic injury claims, products liability cases, special investigation unit claims, coverage analysis, and extra-contractual liability. He has represented insurers and insured in over 90 of Kentucky’s 120 counties and tried cases in over 60 of Kentucky’s counties.

Mr. Jones also has been named a “Kentucky Super Lawyer” in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury Defense.

Best Lawyers designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in The Best Lawyers in America® exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers on their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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