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

Civil Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Transportation Litigation


Products Liability

Toxic Torts

Construction Claims



HIPAA compliance

Healthcare Regulation

Bar Admissions

Kentucky, 1996

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
Major: History/Government

Representative Cases

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.)

Representative Clients

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

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