W. Kennedy Simpson

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Staff Member, Kentucky Law Journal, 1977-1978. Phi Delta Phi (Secretary, 1976-1977; President, 1977-1978). Author: Comment, 66 Kentucky Law Journal 127, 1978. Law Clerk to Judge Thomas A. Ballantine, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1979-1981.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
502-709-6480  Phone
502-585-9900  Phone
502-585-9993  Fax
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Kentucky; 1988, Virginia
Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Product Liability Advisory Council.
Birth Information:
Louisville, Kentucky, October 29, 1953
Reported Cases:
Albright v. Upjohn, 788 F2d 1217; Munn v. Pfizer, 750 F.Supp. 244; Dawson v. Bristol Labs, 658 F.Supp. 1036; Needham v. Playtex, 1989 U.S. Dist Lexis 800 (E. D. Ky. Jan. 26, 1989); Boker v. Corning Inc., 1997 U.S. App. Lexis 11952, 6th Cir. 1997 (Medical Device-Relation Back); Niehoff v. Surgidev Corp., 950 S.W.2d 816, Ky., 1997 (Medical Device-Preemption); Michals v. William T. Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church, 873 S.W.2d 216, Ky. App., 1994 (Asbestos-Fear of Future Injury); Kinser v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., 837 F.Supp. 217, W.D.Ky., 1993 (Herbicide-FIFRA Preemption); Tobin v. Astra Pharmaceutical Products Inc., 993 Fd.2d, 6th Cir., 1993 (Drug-Design Defect, Comment K, Causation); Gordon v. The Procter & Gamble Distributing Co., 789 F.Supp. 1384, W.D. Ky., 1992 (Drug-Idiosyncratic Reaction); Nucor Corp. v. General Electric Co., 812 S.W.2d 136, Ky., 1991 (Roof Collapse-Statue of Response); Munn v. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc., 750 F.Supp. 244, W.D.Ky., 1990 (Medical Device-Privity); Albright v. The Upjohn Company, 788 F.2d 1217, 6th Cir., 1986 (Drug-Rule 11); Hurley v. Downing, 1985 Ky. App. Lexis 675, Ky. App., 1985 (Auto Accident-Statue of Limitations); Ginter v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., 576 F.Supp. 627, E.D. Ky., 1984, (Life Insurance Misrepresentation-Evidence).
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