Liam focuses his practice on product liability defense, fire and explosion litigation, premises liability, personal injury, tort and insurance (including bad faith), business litigation, and drug and medical device. Liam handles a variety of complex product liability matters including automobiles, motorcycles, mining equipment, agricultural equipment (specializing in fire and explosion), natural gas explosion, and medical devices.
Liam also has a depth of experience with insurance defense (personal injury, UM/UIM, bad faith, and unfair claims settlement practices), premises liability (including amusement parks, gas stations, restaurants, and other premises), and business litigation (including breach of contract, commercial landlord/tenant, construction, and franchisor/franchisee disputes). Liam is a trial lawyer with experience at all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, including pre-suit dispute resolution, arbitration, pretrial discovery, trial, and appeal. Liam is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and was recognized in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers.
Liam graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; served as Executive Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review; and was inducted into the Brandeis Honor Society. Before attending law school, Liam was a tenured Associate Professor of Medieval English Literature at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN. Liam holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and English Literature from the University of Oregon, a Master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University, and two Bachelor’s degrees—in English and Linguistics—from San Diego State University. Liam is very active in the Louisville community and serves on boards for Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Shakespeare, and Adath Jeshurun Synagogue.
Served as lead trial counsel and won defense verdicts in property damage, personal injury, premises liability, UM/UIM, and discrimination/wrongful termination cases in Kentucky state court and in federal court in the Western District of Kentucky.
Defense of medical device manufacturer in litigation stemming from the placement of mesh for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Serves as part of a national counsel fire and explosion defense team for a major construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer.
Defense of insurance companies against personal injury, UIM/UM, and first- and third-party bad faith claims.
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude,2013
University of Louisville Law Review, Executive Editor
Brandeis Honor Society
University of Oregon, Ph.D., English and Medieval Studies, 2003
San Francisco State University, M.A., English, 1998
San Diego State University, B.A., English; B.A., Linguistics, 1996
Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
American Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Adath Jeshurun Synagogue: Vice President, Board of Directors
Kentucky Shakespeare: Secretary, Board of Directors
Fund for the Arts: Board of Directors, NeXtGen
“The Disputatio puerorum: A Ninth-Century Monastic Instructional Text,” co-authored with Andrew Rabin. Published by Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (September 2017).
“A Primer on Responding to a Third-Party Subpoena Duces Tecum,” Presentation, 2017 DRI Business Litigation Seminar.
“The Potential Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Product Liability Litigation,” August 17, 2016, DRI The Voice.
December 10, 2020
November 27, 2019