Andrew M. Palmer
Andrew is a trial lawyer in Frost Brown Todd LLC's litigation department. Andrew focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury defense, fire litigation, premises liability defense, class actions, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and admiralty law. He has experience at all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and dispute resolution, pretrial discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal. Andrew has experience in both civil jury trials and bench trials, and devotes a substantial amount of his time to defending insurers and self-insured entities.
Andrew currently represents numerous national insurers, trucking companies, gas and electric utilities, product manufacturers, national restaurants, and other local, regional, and national companies.
Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from Centre College and graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. While at the University of Louisville, he was the Managing Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review and was inducted into the Brandeis Honor Society. Additionally, Andrew was awarded the Harry B. O’Donnell III Memorial Scholarship for Academic Achievement, the Professional Responsibility award, and the Kentucky Defense Counsel award for Tort Law.
Andrew has a wide range of experience at both the trial and appellate levels and has several reported opinions, including:
Envirometric Process Controls, Inc. v. Adman Electric, Inc. 2012 WL 4023789 (W.D. Ky. 2012)
Fenton v. Speedway, 2013 WL 2422877 (E.D. Ky. 2013)
Colyer v. Speedway, LLC, 2013 WL 5966121 (E.D. Ky. 2013)
Lewis v. Pennsylvania Higher Educ. Assistance Agency, No. 3:16-CV-0019-GFVT, 2017 WL 814247, at *1 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 1, 2017)
Hopkins v. Speedway Superamerica LLC, No. CV 3:15-CV-834-DJH, 2017 WL 3302661, at *2 (W.D. Ky. Aug. 2, 2017)
Al-Turki v. Klopp, No. 4:12-CV-30-RLY-TAB, 2013 WL 752931, at *1 (S.D. Ind. Feb. 27, 2013)
Casey v.Texas Roadhouse (October 2016) – Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a defense verdict in premises liability case in eastern Kentucky involving plaintiff claiming over $1 million in damages for head injury and multiple surgeries.
Colyer v. Speedway, 2013 WL 5966121 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 8, 2013), Eastern District of Kentucky, London, Kentucky – Obtained summary judgment in favor of convenience food store on personal injury claims where plaintiff sought significant damages.
Estate of Tony Gray v. Brook Ledge, Inc., Fayette Circuit Court, Lexington, Kentucky – Conducted a rapid response scene investigation on the day of a fatal motorcycle v. truck incident and later obtained a complete dismissal of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the trucking company.
Wallace Wales v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, et al., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Gained summary judgment in favor of a gas and electric utility on personal injury claims in a motorcycle case seeking more than $4 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Envirometric Process Controls, Inc. v. Adman Electric, Inc., United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky – Won a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of an electrical contractor after it was sued for breach of contract damages.
Jetway Carrier, Inc. v. C.H. Robinson, Inc., Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Obtained summary judgment in favor of freight brokerage company sued by freight carrier alleging breach of contract.
Mark Zeeks v. Speedway, LLC, Kenton Circuit Court, Covington, Kentucky – Served as lead trial counsel and obtained a favorable verdict in favor of convenience store on premises liability claims.
Darren Brasher v. Speedway, LLC, Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Served as trial counsel and obtained a defense verdict on premises liability claims in favor of the convenience store owner.
Estate of Matthew Lane, et al. v. W.A. Kendall & Co., et al., Owsley Circuit Court, Booneville, Kentucky – Served as trial counsel and obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of a commercial motor carrier in a wrongful death (husband) and catastrophic amputation (wife) lawsuit seeking $70 million in damages.
Estate of Kierran Lindsay and Estate of Kaden Lindsay, et al. v. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Jefferson Circuit Court, Louisville, Kentucky – Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against an electrical utility company in a wrongful death house fire lawsuit seeking more than $13 million in damages.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Rising Stars®, 2015-2018
- Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Rising Stars®, 2019
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
Leadership Academy, Class of 2014-2015
- Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court
- 43 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and 14 Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2018
- Frost Brown Todd Appoints 11 New Members
- 31 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers and 14 Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars for 2017
- 51 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and 18 Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2016
- 50 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers® and 20 Recognized by Kentucky Rising Stars® for 2015
- Frost Brown Todd Names Six New Associates