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Turner v. Midland Decision

Follow the link to read an important published decision by the Eastern District of Kentucky federal court, in which Justin Lawrence successfully argued that his admiralty client, a Jones Act Seaman working on the Ohio River, was entitled to proceed to a trial by jury on all his claims for damages. … [Read more...]

Join Us as We Restore Trees in Buena Vista Park

In the fall of 2015, vandals destroyed newly planted saplings at the Buena Vista Park in Newport, Kentucky. Lawrence & Associates heard about this criminal act through the Newport Parks Renaissance Commission’s Facebook posts, and offered to help. After six months of planning and a short winter, … [Read more...]

Will My Insurance Cover Me for the Injury I Got in a Hit-and-Run?

The attorneys at Lawrence and Associates have helped many drivers who were hurt in a hit-and-run collision. These claims can be simple – for example, when the hit-and-run driver is found by the police and has alcohol in his or her system – or complex – for example, where the hit-and-run driver is … [Read more...]

Social Media and Lawsuits – What You Say Can Be Used Against You by a Defense Attorney

The American Association for Justice creates Trial Magazine, which discusses best practices for trial attorneys and their clients. A recent article on the use of social media by litigants gave ten excellent pointers. For years, judges have allowed defense attorneys to look at social media … [Read more...]

Spotlight On Pete Tripp

Learn more about Pete Tripp, the Senior Associate at Lawrence & Associates How long have you been in practice? Since 2012. I have been with Lawrence and associates since early 2015. I am admitted in Ohio and Kentucky. Prior to practicing law, my career was in sales, and retail … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Danielle Rodriguez

Learn more about Danielle Rodriguez, an Associate at Lawrence & Associates How long have you been in practice? I have been with the Firm since July 2015. Prior to practicing law, I taught in public and private education for 8 years. Describe your area of practice. I currently focus on … [Read more...]

The Problem with Using Yelp When Searching for an Attorney

Yelp can be a thorn in the side of many professionals because Google tends to emphasize Yelp reviews and even publish them in search results. However, Yelp reviews tend not to accurately capture a professional service’s – or any small business’s – actual client relationships. Many have complained … [Read more...]

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation 101: An Overview of the Program

In Kentucky, it is mandatory for employers’ to provide workers’ compensation. If there is a job-related injury or death, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide the employee or the employee’s family with medical and disability benefits. Who is Considered an Employer? Under KRS 342.630, an … [Read more...]

Hurt Working On the Water? Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Vs. The Jones Act (Admiralty Law)

Kentucky has a greater length of navigable waterways and streams than any other contiguous state, but many Kentucky attorneys know precious little about admiralty law. At Lawrence & Associates, we represent injured workers every day both in state based Worker’s Compensation and through the … [Read more...]

Can a Kentucky Employer Fire Me For Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It’s one of the most common questions we hear from new clients: Can my employer fire me for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim? The short answer to this question is no. Kentucky law does not allow an employer to fire an employee in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The employer … [Read more...]