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By Andrew Wolfson
The Courier-Journal


ALL-FEMALE LAW FIRM WINS CASES, CREATES SUPPORTIVE ATMOSPHERE

A child’s scooter sits next to one lawyer's desk, while two other attorneys’ offices have beds for their dogs. Partners boast that the firm has a full kitchen and a lounge with a Wii and board games for kids. Welcome to McMasters Keith Butler Inc., Kentucky’s largest all-women law firm. Founded in 2009, the firm, with its six attorneys and six staff members, specializes in defending doctors and hospitals. And so far, in a half-dozen trials — including a case in which a premature infant was decapitated during birth — it has a perfect record of delivering verdicts for the defense. But partners and associates say what sets the firm apart is its more supportive and...
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McMasters Keith Butler Inc., is a Bar Foundation Partner. Beth McMasters and Karen Keith are both Fellows of the Louisville Bar Foundation.

Our members have been chosen as Super Lawyers, and Top Lawyers for multiple years.

And The Defense Wins
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CONSORTIUM DAMAGES IN KENTUCKY
By Julie McDonnell, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, and Sara Collins Glogower, McMasters Keith Butler, Inc.

Kentucky law strictly limits the recovery of consortium damages to three contexts: loss of consortium upon injury or wrongful death of a spouse, children’s loss of consortium resulting from wrongful death of a parent, and parental loss of consortium resulting from wrongful death of a minor child. This article...
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NEWS & EVENTS
  • 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