Hamblin, Pierce W.

106 West Vine StreetSuite 800Lexington, KY 40507- 1684


Updated: 09/05/2017


Pierce W. Hamblin is a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse, LLP in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Hamblin has also been, and continues to be, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Kentucky College of Law. For the past 34 years, he has taught a course in trial work and trial tactics known as LITIGATION SKILLS to Senior Law Students at the College of Law. He also teaches another course to Senior Law Students at the Law School known as NEGOTIATIONS...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Mediation and Arbitration 50%
  • Civil Litigation 50%
  • Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Mini-Trials
  • Private Judging
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Life & Health
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Animal Bites -- Defense
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense
  • Aviation Accidents -- Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • Railroad Accidents -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Products & Devices


  • 50%


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978

Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediation and Arbitration, Kentucky, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program, 2014 - 2015 (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2010 - Present (Chairman, Civil Litigation Section)
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 1977 - Present (Member)
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1977 - Present (Member)
  • Kentucky Defense Attorneys Association (Member)
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member)


  • Top 10 and Top 50, Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Arbitration and Mediation in Lexington
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Arbitration and Mediation in Lexington
  • Inducted into the UK ROTC Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Top 10 Kentucky Super Lawyer® for Mediation, 2015
  • Featured in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, "The Big Guy", January 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015, Mediation
  • Best Lawyers of America, Lexington Lawyer of the Year for Mediation 2014
  • Recipient, 2013 KBA Kentucky Service to Young Lawyers Award
  • AV Preeminent Rated over 20 years
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers - Designated as Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky, 2007 - 2013
  • Top Ten Super Lawyers in Kentucky, 2012 and 2014
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Kentucky, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2007 - Present
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Trial Counsel, 2006 - Present
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Charter Member from Kentucky), 2007 - Present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Charter Member from Kentucky), Inducted 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • President of the Fayette County Bar Association
  • Captain in the U.S. Army
  • Appointed as a Member of the KTSA Military Law Committee, 2014 - 2016

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Litigation Skills, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1980 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Negotiations, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2008 - Present

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, Captain, 1973 - 1978


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1977
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986
    Major: Army JAG
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1973
    Honors: With High Distinction
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
    Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
    Major: Business Administration

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • The Basics of Mediation, Fayette County Bar Association, 1996
  • Opening Statements, Fayette County Bar Association, 2007

Office Information


106 West Vine StreetSuite 800Lexington, KY 40507- 1684


  • 859-233-0308



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