William R. Garmer

William R. Garmer: Attorney with Garmer & Prather, PLLC AV stamp icon
  • Member at Garmer & Prather, PLLC (4 Attorneys)
  • Opera House Office Building, 141 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507-1230
    View William R. Garmer's office location
  • Peer Reviews

  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
Attorney Awards


Phi Delta Phi. fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, 1987—; Super Lawyers, 2007— (Top 50 in Kentucky, 2008, 2010-2014); Who's Who in American Law, 1988—. Recipient, 1998 Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Professor of Law, Litigation Skills and Health Care Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1981—. Law Clerk to Hon. B.T. Moynahan, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1975-1976.

fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; Kentucky Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
859-254-9351  Phone
859-233-9769  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1976, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 1975, Kentucky; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court
Member: Fayette County, Kentucky (Board of Governors, 2011—, Committee on Specialization and Certification, 1982-1984; Committee on Litigation, 1989—) and American Bar Associations; Kentucky Justice Association (Board of Governors, 1984-1989, Treasurer, 1990, Secretary, 1991, Vice President, 1992, President-Elect, 1993, President, 1994); American Association for Justice (Chair, Council of State Presidents, 1995-1996; Board of Governors, 1997—2011).
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force 1969-1973
Special Agencies:
Chair, Kentucky Democratic Party 2004; Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
Reported Cases:
Hilen v. Hays, Ky., 673 S.W.2d 713 (1984); Williams v. St. Claire Medical Center, Ky. App., 657 S.W.2d 590 (1983).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • High ethical standing icon
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Lexington, Kentucky

Contact William R. Garmer

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.