Taliaferro, Philip III

1005 Madison AvenueCovington, KY 41011- 3113


Updated: 11/09/2016


As senior partner at Taliaferro, Carran & Cowherd, PLLC, Philip Taliaferro, III, is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to helping clients in a diverse range of practice areas in personal injury, wrongful death, tractor trailer cases and estate planning. Other members of the firm handle business law, family law, criminal defense, estate planning and probate needs.

Phil is a graduate of Centre College and the University of Kentucky College of Law, and he is admitted to...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Frequent Case Types

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  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1962
  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1966
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970

Other Affiliations

  • Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • Kentucky Justice Association (formerly KATA - Vice President 1985)
  • Salmon P. Chase, American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • Daniel Beard Council, Board of Directors (Boy Scouts of America) 1983- present
  • Cincinnati Bicentennial Commission, 1987 - 1988 (Executive Committee)
  • Kentucky State Personnel Board, 1972 - 1986 (Chairman)
  • Northern Kentucky University, Board of Regents, 1987-1990, 1992-1998 (Vice President 1992-1993)
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Attorneys (1997-present) (limited to 500 Fellows worldwide)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member (U.S. Navy Lt.) Post 6423, Erlanger, KY)


  • AV pre-eminent Martindale Hubbell (present)
  • Silver Beaver Award, National Council of Boy Scouts of America, 1996
  • Honorary Marine Corps Officer, 1964
  • Chairman Emeritus, Kentucky Personnel Board, 1987
  • Special Justice Kentucky Supreme Court, 1994
  • Best Lawyers in America Personal Injury Litigation
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1996
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1962
    Honors: University of Kentucky Law Journal
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1959
    Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi



  • Central Bank & Trust Co.,


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Published Works

  • Silence as an Admission, University of Kentucky Law Journal, 1960
  • Punitive Damages in Kentucky; A Discussion of Recent Cases, Bench & Bar, August, 1985
  • Chapter on Wrongful Death, KATA Cause of Action Manual, 1984

Office Information


1005 Madison AvenueCovington, KY 41011- 3113


  • 859-291-3014



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