David Kellerman is a trial attorney. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, personal injury and professional negligence cases in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky and Indiana.
Honors & Awards
- Kentucky Super Lawyers® in general litigation, 2010-2016
- Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- Hanson v. American Nat’l Bank & Trust Co., Ky., 865 S.W.2d 302 (Ky 1993), Kentucky Supreme Court, on remand from the Supreme Court of the United States, affirmed 6.8 million dollar judgment in a lender liability case.
- McClain v. Dana Corp.,16 S.W.3d 320 (Ky. App. 2000), upholding the constitutionality of the Kentucky Worker’s Compensation Act and holding that the “discovery rule” did not extend the statute of limitations on product liability claims based on breach of warranty.
- Hartford Ins. Co. v. Ky. Sch. Bd. Ins. Trust, 17 S.W.3d 525 (Ky. App. 2000), affirming a declaratory judgment in favor of a general liability insurer on the grounds the injuries to a student crossing the road in front of a school bus were covered under an automobile policy.
- McGinnis v. Taitano, 3 F.Supp. 2d 767 (W.D. Ky. 1998), ruling that evidence of collateral source payments is not admissible at trial under German law.
- Blau v. Fort Thomas Pub. Sch., 401 F.3d 381 (6th Cir. 2006), affirming the district court’s ruling that a middle school dress code did not violate student’s constitutional rights.
- Brock v. Pilot Corp., 234 S.W.3d 381 (Ky. App. 2007), affirming the trial court’s decision that mechanic’s lien was defective and unenforceable.
- Harvest Homebuilders, LLC v. Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, 310 S.W.3d 218 (Ky. App. 2010), affirming the trial court’s decision that the bank did not breach its implied duty of good faith and fair dealing.
- Woods v. Simpson, 46 F 3d 21 (6th Cir, 1995), holding that a federal tax lien has priority over a state court child support judgment.
- Brown v. Indiana Ins. Co., 184 SW 3d 528 (Ky. App. 2005), affirming Kentucky Court of Appeals’ opinion in a declaratory judgment action that company’s general liability policy did not cover employees’ deaths.
Professional & Community Activities
- Louisville Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Foundation, Fellow, Former Board Member (2011)
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1986
Oxford University, Oxford England, Post-graduate Studies
Bellarmine College, B.A., 1983