Park L. Priest

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Overview

Park is a senior member of the firm with more than 20 years of experience litigating commercial, business, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, long-term care, insurance coverage, and utility cases. Park’s clients include individuals, business organizations and insurance carriers involved in insurance coverage disputes, high voltage electric distribution corporations, hospitals, long-term care providers, airline companies, railroad corporations, and manufacturers in a variety of industries. Park has successfully represented his clients in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky. See for example: Estate of A. Reichwein v. Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, 397 S.W.3d 413, (Ky. App., 2012).

Park’s efforts and results have been recognized by his peers. Park is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction he has held since 2011, and is rated 10 out of 10 by AVVO. Park has been chosen for inclusion in Super Lawyers each year since 2012, and was nominated for and admitted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) in 2008. Park has served as Kentucky’s State Representative for the FDCC since 2009. Park was elected President of the Kentucky Defense Counsel and held that position for an extended term in 2012 to 2013. In 2013, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) awarded Park with its Exceptional Performance Citation for his service.

Park is an active member of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section where he serves on the ABA TIPS Law in Public Service Committee and the ABA TIPS Task Force on Corporate Counsel Outreach. Park has served on the DRI Law Practice Management Steering Committee and served as the DRI Law Practice Management Committee’s Webcast Chair since for 2014-15. In 2016 Park was nominated and selected for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

Park began his practice in Louisville, Kentucky, where he practiced until 2000. In 2000, Park and his wife, Lana, returned to their hometown of Bowling Green, where, in addition to his practicing law and her position at the Montessori School of Bowling Green, they raise their two daughters.

Credentials

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1995

EDUCATION

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Community Involvement

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Park is a senior member of the firm with more than 20 years of experience litigating commercial, business, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, long-term care, insurance coverage, and utility cases. Park’s clients include individuals, business organizations and insurance carriers involved in insurance coverage disputes, high voltage electric distribution corporations, hospitals, long-term care providers, airline companies, railroad corporations, and manufacturers in a variety of industries. Park has successfully represented his clients in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky. See for example: Estate of A. Reichwein v. Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, 397 S.W.3d 413, (Ky. App., 2012).

Park’s efforts and results have been recognized by his peers. Park is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction he has held since 2011, and is rated 10 out of 10 by AVVO. Park has been chosen for inclusion in Super Lawyers each year since 2012, and was nominated for and admitted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) in 2008. Park has served as Kentucky’s State Representative for the FDCC since 2009. Park was elected President of the Kentucky Defense Counsel and held that position for an extended term in 2012 to 2013. In 2013, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) awarded Park with its Exceptional Performance Citation for his service.

Park is an active member of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section where he serves on the ABA TIPS Law in Public Service Committee and the ABA TIPS Task Force on Corporate Counsel Outreach. Park has served on the DRI Law Practice Management Steering Committee and served as the DRI Law Practice Management Committee’s Webcast Chair since for 2014-15. In 2016 Park was nominated and selected for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

Park began his practice in Louisville, Kentucky, where he practiced until 2000. In 2000, Park and his wife, Lana, returned to their hometown of Bowling Green, where, in addition to his practicing law and her position at the Montessori School of Bowling Green, they raise their two daughters.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1995

EDUCATION