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William F. McMurry Attorney at Law
William F. McMurry is the only Kentucky lawyer Board Certified as a medical malpractice and legal malpractice trial specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA).William F. McMurry is also civil trial Board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and has been practicing law in Kentucky for 35 years. William F. McMurry is also Martindale & Hubble peer review rated for ethical standards and legal ability. This level of specialization can increase jury awards as well as out-of-court settlements. William F. McMurry welcomes the opportunity to work for you.
While Kentucky does not certify specialists in any field of practice, William F. McMurry has the credentials allowing him to be identified as a “specialist” under the rules of the Kentucky Bar Association in the fields of medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Mr. McMurry also concentrates his practice in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death litigation, and insurance bad faith lawsuits.
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McMurry Honored For His Four Years Service As President Of ABPLA
May 2, 2014 – 35th Annual Meeting of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
William F. McMurry was honored for his four years of service as President of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys at the ABPLA’s Annual Meeting. McMurry served as President of the ABPLA for two, 2 year terms. McMurry’s achievements include obtaining “reaccreditation” of the ABPLA by the American Bar Association (ABA) in both Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice specialties. Reaccreditation by the ABA is required every 5 years and involves an extensive evaluation of the Boards’ ethical standards, Under McMurry’s service as President he achieved “accreditation” of the ABPLA by the Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Legal Malpractice.
As a Past President of the ABPLA, McMurry will serve as a “life time” member of the ABPLA Board of Governors.
McMurry Presents At ABPLA On Topic Of Legal Malpractice
May 1, 2014 – 35th Annual Meeting of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Continuing Legal Education Program
William F. McMurry presented on the topic of Legal Malpractice: The Case within the Case. McMurry spoke of the legal requirements inherent within all legal malpractice cases which include the requirement to prove that the underlying matter would more likely have been successful.
McMurry Presents At ABPLA On Topic Of Legal Ethics
May 3, 2014 – 35th Annual Meeting of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Continuing Legal Education Program
William F. McMurry co-presented on the topic of Legal Ethics: Ethical dilemmas of multiple client representation. McMurry spoke of the ethical pitfalls when undertaking to represent more than one plaintiff or defendant in a legal matter; multiple representation agreements, and how to identify potential conflicts of interest so that the attorney can properly give notice to clients whose interest may become adverse.
McMurry Named The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Out-of-State Service Award for 2014
Klan Ordered to Pay $2.5 Million in Civil Trial
Woman is awarded $125,000 for HIV disclosure
An article released this week from the Courier-Journal covers a case where Gary Wade Puckett won a legal malpractice lawsuit against Louisville attorney David Kaplan, but 18 years later has yet to collect a dime. “He is a prime example of what happens when you sue a lawyer with no insurance,” Heavrin said. This case, and many like it, show why it is important to find an attorney that is insured and has a great history.
William McMurry is quoted again this week, in a news article from the Courier-Journal, regarding attorney liability.
“William McMurry, Kentucky’s only lawyer certified to handle legal malpractice cases by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, said some lawyers intentionally don’t purchase liability coverage, knowing they won’t be worth suing if they make a mistake. “They can duck into bankruptcy court and protect virtually everything, making it impossible to bring justice,” he said.”
Momentum continues to grow for McMurry’s Whiskey Fungus Case in Kentucky. Time Magazine has written an article highlighting the class action case geared towards the local distilleries and the Whiskey Fungus they emit.
“In 2007, researchers published a study about Baudoinia, a newly identified type of fungus, which needs water and alcohol to grow. The first stems from humidity in the air, while the second comes from the ethanol that evaporates as the bourbon matures in its oak barrels, making the area around whiskey-aging warehouses a prime breeding ground.”
More news this week concerning William F. McMurry’s Whiskey Fungus case, this time from the world news site Global Post.
“William McMurry, an American lawyer based in Kentucky, who is leading a class action against three bourbon producers in his home state, is now considering adding Beith’s homeowners to his list of potential litigants. He alleges that property values in American communities affected by Baudoinia have fallen by up to 30 per cent.”
William F. McMurry’s Whiskey Fungus Case has been getting a lot of press lately, even with Yahoo! News. Check out the article and video here: Yahoo! News : Kentucky residents sue distilleries over ‘whiskey fungus’
What problem is the defect causing?
The defect in the front brake master cylinder may cause a “spongy” feel to the brake and cause a loss of your ability to stop your motorcycle. Suzuki describes the problems in its recall notice as:
“After a long-term service life of the motorcycle without changing the brake fluid, the brake fluid can deteriorate and absorb moisture. The brake piston inside the front brake master cylinder of some motorcycles may not have uniform surface treatment. This combination of conditions can lead to corrosion of the brake piston. Corrosion of the brake piston generates gas, which may not be adequately purged from the master cylinder due to the side position location of the reservoir port. Gas remaining in the master cylinder can affect braking power by reducing proper fluid pressure transmission to the front brake. Over time, as gas continues to slowly accumulate above the reservoir port, the front brake lever may develop a “spongy” feel and stopping distances may be extended, increasing the risk of a crash.”
What Suzuki motorcycles are affected?
In November of 2013, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. issued a recall notice for a defect in the front brake master cylinder. This recall affects the following years and models of Suzuki motorcycles:
Deckard vs Allstate Insurance Co. and Nationwide Ins Co.
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Past Medical Expenses: $30,200.25
William F. McMurry is interviewed concerning his clients that were involved in a serious school bus crash while on an outing. Experts have now found that the school bus tires were 11 years old. McMurry’s clients suffered a broken back, broken arm and a brain injury due to the failure of these tires.
USA Today covers one of McMurry’s current cases in which a Kentucky woman is seeking damages from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Beverly Hilger on behalf of her daughter Ashley, now 17, and seeks damages from two Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services workers who handled the adoption and their former supervisor.
The lawsuit alleges two of the plaintiffs — social-service workers Desiree Rhodes and William Hardin, based in Jefferson County — failed to abide by legal requirements that they disclose pertinent information to parents so they can make an informed decision about adopting a child.
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