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Hoots, Douglas L.

106 West Vine Street, Suite 800P. O. Box 951Lexington, KY 40507
Phones: 859-554-4038 (Local)
888-322-2505 (Toll-Free)
Fax: 859-233-0308
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Douglas L. Hoots is a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse LLP in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky . His main practice areas are Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination – Employer, and State and Federal Trial/Appellate Practice.  He is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum,  Member of Kentucky Defense Counsel,  Defense Research Institute (DRI) member,  Member of...
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Douglas L. Hoots is a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse LLP in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky . His main practice areas are Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination – Employer, and State and Federal Trial/Appellate Practice.  He is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum,  Member of Kentucky Defense Counsel,  Defense Research Institute (DRI) member,  Member of Insurance Institute of Kentucky, Top Attorney in Kentucky, AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, Former Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at EKU, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and has had dozens of speaking engagements to Insurance Professionals and attorneys.   He is admitted to practice before all Kentucky State and Federal Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.  He has also had numerous published cases in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit primarily in the areas of insurance litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Mr. Hoots is also a Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Civil LitigationBad Faith LitigationPersonal Injury LitigationMunicipal LawInsurance Coverage DisputesPolice MisconductSex DiscriminationEmployment Discrimination -- EmployerComplex LitigationFederal Appellate PracticeFederal Trial PracticeState Appellate PracticeState Trial PracticeUS Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Litigation
100%
Representative Cases
Ky. River Foothills Dev. Council, Inc. v. Phirman, 504 S.W.3d 11, 2016 Ky. LEXIS 558KY River Foothills Development Council v. Steffen Estate, 2015 WL 1746483, unpublished (Kentucky Court of Appeals 2016) State Farm Automobile Insurance Company v. Karen Hodgkiss-Warrick, 413 S.W.3d 875, published (Supreme Court of Kentucky 2014) Roberson v. Property and Casualty Ins. Co. of Hartford, 2009 WL 603852, published (W.D.Ky 2009) Neurodiagnostics, Inc. v. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co., 250 S.W.3d 321, published (Ky 2008) Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. v. Mussetter, 242 S.W.3d 690, published (Ky.App 2007) National Sur. Corp. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 493 F.3d 752, published (6th Cir.Ky 2007) National Sur. Corp. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 445 F.Supp.2d 779, published (W.D.Ky 2006) Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Samples, 192 S.W.3d 311, published (Ky 2006) Knotts v. Zurich Insurance, 197 S.W. 3d 512, published (Supreme Court of Kentucky 2006) Snow v. West American Ins. Co., 161 S.W.3d 338, published (Ky.App. 2004) USA v. Sullivan, 246 F. Supp. 2d 700, published (E.D. Ky 2003) Daley v. Reed, 87 S.W.3d 247, published (Ky 2002) Omni Ins. Co. v. Harmon, 185 F.3d 646, published (6th Cir.Ky 1999) ARA Services, Inc. v. Pineville Community Hosp., 2 S.W.3d 104, published (Ky.App 1999) Empire Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Haddix, 927 S.W.2d 843, published (Ky.App 1996)
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Kentucky, 1985U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1989U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1998U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
Other Affiliations
Kentucky Defense CounselInsurance Institute of KYChartered Property and Casualty UnderwriterFormer Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
Honors
Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in LexingtonBest Lawyers in America, 2016, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants in LexingtonSelected as a 2015 Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished CounselInducted as a member of Trial Masters, 2015Best Lawyers in America, 2015, Personal Injury Litigation - DefendantsSuper Lawyers 2010-2017Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review RatedTop Attorneys in KentuckyBest Lawyers in AmericaChartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Classes and Seminars
Former Instructor of Paralegal Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
Education
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1985
J.D.
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1982
B.A.
Major: Economics
Fraternities and Sororities
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Fees
Accepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
106 West Vine Street, Suite 800P. O. Box 951Lexington, KY 40507
Phone
859-554-4038 (Local)888-322-2505 (Toll-Free)
Fax
859-233-0308
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