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Biography

Jeremiah is a trial lawyer in the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury defense, dram shop litigation, and utilities law.  He has experience at all stages of litigation, including incident investigation, prelitigation dispute resolution, arbitration, pretrial discovery, trial, and appeal. Jeremiah has served as first-chair trial counsel in numerous civil jury trials and devotes a substantial amount of his time to defending insurers and self-insured entities.

Jeremiah currently represents numerous national restaurant chains, gas and electric utility companies, national insurers, motor carriers, product manufacturers, and other local, regional, and national companies.  Jeremiah leads the firm’s Dram Shop Litigation Team, and has nearly two decades of experience litigating dram shop claims.

Jeremiah represents clients in defense of claims ranging from residential fires to large-scale disasters resulting in catastrophic injuries. He also litigates complex business disputes, truck wreck cases, insurance coverage issues, indemnity claims, and bad faith actions.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Grede Holdings, LLC v. Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, LLC, Mercer Circuit Court, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky (June 2016) – Served as trial counsel and obtained judgment in favor of Grede Holdings for over $1.1 million in automotive commercial dispute while also successfully defending Hitachi’s counterclaim seeking approximately $2.7 million in damages.

Estate of Matthew Lane, et al. v. W.A. Kendall & Co., et al., Owsley Circuit Court, Booneville, Kentucky– Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of a commercial motor carrier in a wrongful death (husband) and catastrophic amputation (wife) lawsuit seeking $70 million in damages

Martin v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky– Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a defense verdict in favor of an electrical utility company in a motorcycle lawsuit seeking $4.5 million in personal injury damages

Chris Hart v. AMK Instrument Company, Inc., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky- Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a defense verdict on product liability claims in favor of the seller of a leveling instrument

Vail v. Kentucky Utilities and Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Union Circuit Court, Morganfield, Kentucky– Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a defense verdict in favor of an electrical utility company and tree trimming company on property damage claims related to a tree fall accident

Estate of Kierran Lindsay and Estate of Kaden Lindsay, et al. v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against an electrical utility company in a wrongful death house fire lawsuit seeking more than $13 million in damages

Mountain View Recreation, Inc. dba Mountain View Casino v. Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment, et al., Nye District Court, Pahrump, Nevada – Defended product manufacturer as first-chair litigation counsel in a $35 million property damage subrogation lawsuit arising out of a catastrophic casino fire

Estate of Tony Gray v. Brook Ledge, Inc., Fayette Circuit Court, Lexington, Kentucky – Conducted a rapid response scene investigation on the day of a fatal motorcycle v. truck incident and later obtained a complete dismissal of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the trucking company

Wallace Wales v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Gained summary judgment in favor of a gas and electric utility company on personal injury claims in motorcycle case seeking more than $4 million in compensatory and punitive damages

The Estate of David Avant, et al. v. Kentucky Utilities Company, Bell Circuit Court, Pineville, Kentucky – After aggressive incident investigation and extensive pre-trial discovery, obtained summary judgment in favor of a gas and electric utility company in an electrical contact wrongful death case seeking more than $50 million in damages

Sidi Moctar v. Yellow Cab Co. of Louisville, LLC, et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Won a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of a taxi cab company after it was sued for personal injury damages arising out of a shooting

James Murphy v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky – Obtained summary judgment in favor of a gas and electric utility company on wrongful death and loss of consortium claims related to a workplace accident

Elswick v. Mizpah Hotel, LLC, Washoe District Court, Reno, Nevada– Defended the owner/operator of the historic Mizpah Hotel in Reno, Nevada, the site of an October 31, 2006 arson fire resulting in twelve deaths and over thirty injuries

Allen v. Greenville Hotel Partners, Inc., 409 F. Supp. 2d 672 (D.S.C. 2006) – Obtained summary judgment in favor of international hotel franchise company sued by four victims of an arson fire at the Comfort Inn in Greenville, South Carolina

Kentucky National Insurance Company v. W.M. Barr & Company, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky– Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer of paint stripping gel in product liability action arising out of a residential fire

Dram Shop

Dram Shop Experience

Wrongful Death – Kentucky – Won summary judgment in favor of a national restaurant chain in a wrongful death dram shop lawsuit related to a two-death motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $8 million.

Wrongful Death/Serious Physical Injury – Illinois – Successfully defended national restaurant chain in dram shop lawsuit stemming from motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of one occupant and serious physical injury to the other.

Serious Personal Injury – Georgia – Obtained dismissal for national restaurant chain in dram shop personal injury matter related to motor vehicle accident.

Wrongful Death/Serious Injury – Texas – Defended a national restaurant chain in dram shop claim arising from a fiery collision between two vehicles that led to the death of three individuals and serious injury of three more. Our rapid response and aggressive defense resulted in a favorable resolution of this matter for our client.

Serious Injury – New Jersey – Defending national restaurant chain in dram shop claim arising from a collision between two vehicles that resulted in serious injury.

Wrongful Death – Kentucky – Defended national restaurant chain in dram shop wrongful death claim resulting from a collision between a moped and a semi-truck.

Wrongful Death – Texas – Successfully defended wrongful death claim in dram shop claim arising from motor vehicle striking and killing a pedestrian.

Serious Injury – Indiana – Successfully defended national restaurant chain in dram shop lawsuit stemming from motor vehicle vs. building collision resulting in serious injury.

Serious Injury – Ohio – Successfully defended national chain restaurant in dram shop lawsuit arising from motor vehicle collision resulting in multiple serious injuries.

Serious Injury – Florida – Successfully defended national restaurant chain in dram shop lawsuit stemming from motor vehicle accident resulting in serious injury.

Serious Injury – Arizona – Defending national restaurant chain in dram shop lawsuit arising from an incident wherein a vehicle drove into a home.

Education

Law School

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2002, magna cum laude
Editor-in-Chief, Brandeis Law Journal
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1996

Bar Membership

Jeremiah is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2002

Courts

Jeremiah is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Courts of Commonwealth of Kentucky

U.S. District Courts in Kentucky

U.S. District Courts in Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2013-2020

Chambers USA, Litigation: Tort & Insurance Defense, 2015-2018

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

Firm Committees

Jeremiah serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Innovation Team, Member

Contingent Fee Committee, Member

Pro Bono Committee, Coordinator

Recruiting Committee, former Member