Joseph P. Hummel
Joe Hummel is a member/partner of the firm. He is rated AV Preeminent for professional ability and ethics by Martindale Hubbell. He is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Kentucky Super Lawyers”. Mr. Hummel’s practice involves litigation of all forms. He has tried over 25 cases to verdict. His practice includes litigating mass tort, products liability, trucking, construction claims, insurance contract and coverage disputes, bad faith, commercial claims, contract disputes and tort actions. In the past five years, Mr. Hummel has obtained over fifteen summary judgments in cases involving wrongful death, premise liability, insurance coverage and asbestos liability.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2006
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
J.D. – 1996
Centre College of Kentucky
B.A. – 1993
Norris v. Cardinal Industrial Insulation Company, 2009WL562614 (KY Ct App)
Travlers v. Hillerich & Bradsby, 2007WL403596 (WD KY)
America Contractors Insurance v. United National Insurance, 2006WL2366433 (ED Ky)
Auto-Owners v. Aldridge, 2009WL4782115 (ED KY)
Mannahan v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., et al., 2014WL699090 (Ky.Cir.Ct.)
American Safety Insurance Services, Inc.
Arkansas Best Corporation/Arkansas Best Freight
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Berkley Risk Administrators Company, LLC
Cardinal Industrial Insulation Company, Inc.
FedEx Custom Critical, Inc.
FedEx Ground Package Systems, Inc.
FedEx Home Delivery
John Crane Co.
Protective Insurance Company
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
State Auto Insurance Companies
Underwriters Safety & Claims
Professional Associations and Memberships
Louisville Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Best Lawyers in America, 2012-Present
Best Lawyers’ 2017 Louisville Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
Kentucky Super Lawyers, 2012 – Present
AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell