Jamie, a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, is a litigator with a wide range of experience in defending personal injury claims, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability matters and allegations of medical negligence. This work has taken her across the Commonwealth, litigating in state and federal courts in central, northern, and eastern Kentucky. Jamie has successfully obtained summary judgment or dismissal in favor of her clients based on a variety of issues. She is also familiar with insurance coverage and extra-contractual liability issues. Her work in health care law focuses on long-term care litigation and medical malpractice defense, as well as drafting and reviewing HIPAA policies.
- Kentucky Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- Leadership Lexington (Class of 2014)
- Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Comments Editor
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
- Kentucky Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Section Committee
- Defense Research Institute
- Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
- Fayette County Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Junior Board (2012-2014)
- United Way of the Bluegrass, Get on Board Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
- Kentucky Declines to Adopt Negligent Credentialing, M.D. Update (January 2018)
- The Real Impact of Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co., Fayette County Bar Association Bar News (2017, Issue 1)
- Eighth Amendment Claims, M.D. Update (December 2016)
- Defending Eighth Amendment Claims Against Medical Providers, DRI’s In-House Quarterly (Summer 2016)
- Litigating the Declaratory Judgment Action, DRI’s In-House Quarterly (Fall 2015)
- Ex Parte Communications: What Medical Providers Should Know About Caldwell v. Chauvin, M.D. Update (September 2015)
- Recent Changes to the Role of Physician Assistants, M.D. Update (January 2015)
- How to Handle a Subpoena Duces Tecum, M.D. Update (December 2012)
- Navigating the Unspoken Rules of Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 25(a), DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar (March 2013)
- Co-Authored: A Defense Perspective on Loss of Consortium Claims, Kentucky Justice Association: The Advocate(May/June 2010)
- International Pollution: Can We Really Just Blame Canada? 21 J. Nat. Resources & Envtl. L. 159 (2006-2007).
- Cybersecurity: What Business Leaders Need to Know, presented on the topic of HIPAA and other healthcare regulations on a webinar co-hosted with Integrity IT (August 2016)
- University of Kentucky, J.D. (2008)
- Transylvania University, B.A. (2005)
- Cum Laude
- Tipton v. Moore, Clark District Court, No. 08-C-176 (2010): This was a three car motor vehicle accident in which the plaintiff sued for damages to his vehicle. Plaintiff alleged that Jamie’s client rear-ended his vehicle, pushing the plaintiff’s vehicle into the front vehicle. Our defense was that the plaintiff stopped short and rear-ended the vehicle in front of him prior to any collision with our client’s vehicle. The trial resulted in a unanimous defense verdict.
- Estepp v. Peters, No. 2012-CA-943 (Ky. App.) (opinion citation: 2014 WL 2640607, Ky. App. June 13, 2014): Obtained summary judgment at trial court level based on the statute of limitations and application of Gailor v. Alsabi, 990 S.W.2d 597 (Ky. 1999) for estate of driver killed in automobile accident. Obtained dismissal at appellate level for the opposing party’s failure to timely appeal a final and appealable order.
- Neal v. Donelson, et al., 2013-CA-1370 (2013): Plaintiff alleged severe eye injury due to a firework on property owned by our client. Successfully obtained summary judgment as to our client’s liability before the Kenton Circuit Court. Plaintiff’s subsequent appeal was ultimately dismissed for failure to prosecute.
- Castle v. Dollar General, Floyd Circuit Court, No. 10-CI-1101 (2013): Plaintiff alleged slip and fall at store. Successfully obtained dismissal due to statute of limitations.
- Curry v. Taylor, et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, No. 12-CI-02899 (2013): Plaintiff alleged a dog bite to a minor. Successfully obtained a dismissal for lack of prosecution.
- Higgs v. Easterling, et al., No. 3:11CV-P499 (W.D. Ky. 2013): Plaintiff, acting pro se, was a prison inmate who alleged federal and state law claims in connection with Hepatitis C treatment. We obtained summary judgment in favor of our physician client.
- Hawks v. Does, No. 3:10CV-169 (W.D. Ky. 2013): Plaintiff was a represented prison inmate who alleged federal and state law claims in connection with Hepatitis C treatment while incarcerated. We obtained summary judgment in favor of our physician client.
- Moses v. Baker, 798 F. Supp.2d 863 (E.D. Ky. 2011): We represented an insurer on an underinsured motorist coverage issue in an Ohio policy in this published federal court opinion and won summary judgment on two, independent bases. The court agreed with our arguments that an “other owned vehicle” exclusion precluded coverage and that the plaintiff failed to show that the decedent was a “resident relative” entitled to coverage under the policy.
- Hicks v. Linville, No. 09-385-JBC (E.D. Ky. Sept. 20, 2011): This is federal case in which we represented an insurer on an underinsured motorist coverage issue in an Ohio policy, and obtained the plaintiff’s agreement that Ohio law applied to the policy and required a set-off, which greatly reduced the exposure. Additionally, we obtained a ruling from the federal court that the plaintiff was not entitled to medical payments benefits because those damages were not sought in the complaint.
- Coach v. First Time, Inc., Hardin Circuit Court, 08-CI-29 (2012): Plaintiff alleged claims against a property management company following a trip and fall. Following a successful settlement of the plaintiff’s claim, we represented the insurer who paid the settlement against another insurer, claiming that the policies applied on a pro rata basis. The other insurer argued that our client’s insurance was primary. The trial court granted summary judgment in our favor, finding that the policies applied pro rata.
- James v. Great American Insurance Group, Inc., Johnson Circuit Court, Case No. 07-CI-0351 (2010): Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of insurance company client finding no coverage for the plaintiff’s alleged claims against the putative insured due to an earth movement exclusion.
- Wrote successful brief to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals defending dismissal of prisoner medical care litigation.
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