Chuck represents national and regional companies in litigation involving products liability, with a concentration in serial tort, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. Chuck has tried dozens of cases before juries in state and Federal courts in Kentucky.
After graduating from law school, Chuck served for two years as a Law Clerk to Justices Boyce G. Clayton and Roy N. Vance of the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, he practiced law in Hart County, Kentucky, where he concentrated his work primarily on criminal defense in state and federal courts.
Counsel in a $100 million coverage dispute between a medical device manufacturer and certain of its excess carriers arising from knee implant claims.
Representation of a pharmaceutical company in an action brought by the Kentucky Attorney General seeking injunctive relief and civil penalties for alleged violations of consumer protection law.
Representation of a medical device company in MDL – 2377 in Re: Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.
Representation of a medical device company in an action brought by the Kentucky Attorney General seeking injunctive relief and civil penalties for alleged violations of consumer protection laws.
Representation of a medical device company in state court actions involving metal-on-metal hip implants.
Representation of various pharmaceutical companies in state court actions over the last 25 years involving numerous prescription and OTC drugs such as acetaminophen, fluoroquinolones, anti-psychotics, inflixinab, cerivastin, and pramipexole.
National Coordinating Counsel in the defense of a polyurethane manufacturer MDL-926 in Re: Silicone Gel Breast Implant Litigation.
National Coordinating Counsel in the defense of a distributor of spinal fixation devices MDL-1014, in Re: Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation.
Representation of various medical device companies in state court over the last 25 years involving numerous devices such as heart catheters, mechanical heart valves, drug eluting stents, bare metal stents, surgical drills, insulin infusion pumps, and bipolar coagulator systems.
Representation of tire and truck wheel manufacturers in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases in Kentucky.
Representation of general contractors in North Carolina arising out of the use of synthetic stucco as the exterior of commercial and residential structures.
Representation of lawyers accused of professional negligence.
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1981
University of Kentucky, B.A., 1977, with distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
Law Clerk, Justices Boyce G. Clayton and Roy N. Vance, Supreme Court of Kentucky (1981-1983)
Commonwealth of Kentucky
United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2013-2016, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America® , Commercial Litigation, 2006-2024; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2011-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2022; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2013-2024
AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute