Bth Ashley Johnson Butler Karen L. Keith Sara C. Davis Noelle Haegele Sara Collins Glogower Amanda C. Gross Gladys Y. Smith Karla S. Eastridge Angie D. Burns Angie D. Burns Noelle Haegele Stephanie A. Oglesby Sara Collins Glogower Stephanie A. Oglesby
Welcome to McMasters Keith Butler
McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. was started in late 2009 by Beth McMasters, Karen Keith and Ashley Butler, in response to a need to expand the choice of litigation law firms in Louisville to one owned and operated by women and run much more efficiently, while maintaining top quality services. Since that time, we have been honored to be among the most experienced health care litigation firms in Kentucky. The members of our firm have continued to provide aggressive representation and excellent results to many satisfied clients. We work closely with clients to limit exposure and costs through alternative dispute resolution, if possible, but have tried many cases to juries all over the state. Clients rely on McMasters Keith Butler for their health law questions and to engage in investigation necessary after adverse events in addition to litigation and appellate needs. We strive to provide timely information to medical professionals and organizations through engaging seminars and presentations. The attorneys at McMasters Keith Butler are all from Kentucky, but we are a diverse group who share the common goal of providing top-notch legal representation to healthcare clients in the increasingly complex medical-legal environment. Our attorneys have many decades of combined experience, and are members of the state (Kentucky and Indiana) and federal bars. Our breadth and depth of knowledge in all aspects of medical malpractice defense and health law are unmatched by any firm in Kentucky.

McMasters Keith Group

McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. brings a wealth of experience litigating for healthcare clients across the state of Kentucky. It is certified by Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a women-owned business. While defending complex medical and health-related cases through discovery and trial for hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors and other health care providers is our practice focus; our members also manage pre-suit claims; engage in mediation and arbitration; and guide clients in the ever-changing landscape of health law. We also teach classes and seminars for clients, other lawyers, doctors, nurses, and students in law, medicine and nursing regarding a variety of topics. We are active in our community and with our families, as well.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys newest board certified attorney in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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  • McMasters Keith Butler, Inc., receives national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise

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Legal Updates
  • Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. - Beth McMasters and Sara Clark Davis of McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky received a defense verdict in Jefferson County on June 29, 2016 in the case of Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. Click here to read more >>
  • Medical Negligence - In a rare case of a high risk monoamniotic pregnancy, the plaintiff blamed her maternal fetal specialist and hospital nurses for failing to intervene in a timely fashion to appreciate an umbilical cord complication - one twin was stillborn and the other suffered a severe brain injury. Sims v. Norton Healthcare et al, 09-11899 Plaintiff: Bruce Maston, Albany, NY; Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville for Norton Hospital Scott P. Whonsetler, Whonsetler & Johnson, Louisville for Pietrantoni Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. Perry, 6-17-14
  • Medical Negligence - The plaintiff died of a pulmonary embolus at University Hospital after waiting for hours to be examined – her estate argued that had she been properly triaged and treated in a timely fashion, the fatal event could have been averted. Stout v. University Hospital, 08-13380 Plaintiff: Larry B. Franklin and Kelly J. Oates, The Franklin Law Group, Louisville and Brian S. Brownfield, Rosing & Brownfield, Louisville Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. McDonald - Burkman, 6-27-13