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Mr. Oldham leads the firm’s health care practice group. He represents national and regional health care providers in their statewide litigation and administrative law needs. With a large body of work in nursing and nursing home malpractice defense and administrative law, his practice includes lead management and trial of cases involving nursing home, personal care and assisted living health care issues, including claims of negligence, abuse and neglect, violation of residents’ rights, breach of contract and wrongful death. 

Mr. Oldham also defends actions against acute care hospitals. He has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before state and federal hearing officers and administrative law judges. Mr. Oldham also has experience in representing an ambulance company and large appliance and pharmaceutical companies in product liability claims as well.

Mr. Oldham leads a team of attorneys, paralegals and in-house nurse disciplines, which applies a forensic medical approach to evaluating and defending actions. In addition, he has represented clients in administrative actions, including the appeal of federal survey deficiencies, Medicare reimbursement claims and involuntary discharge matters. Mr. Oldham regularly presents seminars on long term care litigation, evidence, serious incident investigations and documentation and medical chart pitfalls for skilled nursing facility and assisted living facility associations in Kentucky.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2020
  • Chambers USA as a leading attorney in litigation: tort and insurance defense in Kentucky,  2010 - 2018
  • Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers in health care law and elder law, Since 2012
  • The Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Louisville Business First, Partner in Health Care
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® for health care in 2015 - 2020



Professional & Community Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the ABA
  • University of Louisville Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine Community Advisory Board member



  • Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging 
  • University of Louisville Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine Fellows 
  • National Business Institute


  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana


University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1993

Davidson College, B.A., 1986

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