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David Bryce Barber
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Location:

Louisville, KY

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Fax:

502-638-4582

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David Barber's practice is devoted to holding people and corporations accountable when they have violated safety rules and harmed people in the community throughout Kentucky. David's experience includes over one-hundred jury trials as a prosecutor and as a private lawyer. David has also successfully resolved thousands of cases for his clients through the pre-lawsuit or claims stage, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration.

David's involvement in the profession has also included service in the Kentucky Bar Association (on the Board of Governors and the charitable Kentucky Bar Foundation), the American Bar Association (including chairing the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section), the Kentucky Justice Association (presenting programs and writing articles for other attorneys), the Brandeis chapter of the American Inns of Court, and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The ABF is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to 1/3 of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

David has published over forty articles in state and national legal publications on topics including attorney ethics, public service, and representing people harmed by violation of safety rules. In addition to speaking to lawyer groups, David has been invited to speak to community groups and other professional groups such as the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky.

In the community, David has helped to found charitable groups such as the Gravy Cup, benefitting Boys and Girls Haven, and coached many baseball teams which have produced over fifty players who have or now play at the college level.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor vehicle wrecks that result from violation of safety rules 35%
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse resulting from violation of patient safety rules 15%
  • Negligent hiring, supervision, and training that results in injury or death 10%
  • Violations of rules for maintaining a business or property that result in injury 10%
  • Injuries or death resulting from violating safety rules related to alcohol sales 10%
  • Employment discrimination or termination for reporting safety violations 10%
  • Injuries or death that result from unsafe products or equipment 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, pro hac vice

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • B.A.
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • M.A. - 1993

Published Works

  • Litigation News, Editor, Litigation Section of the ABA
  • Screening Medical Negligence Cases, The Advocate, 44:4, 2016
  • Professional Service as an Antidote for Malpractice Claims, The Brief, 34:1, 2013

Classes/Seminars

  • What people don't know about their auto insurance, Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky, 2017 to 2017
  • Screening Medical Negligence Cases, Kentucky Justice Association, 2016 to 2016
  • Preparing an expert for cross-examination, Kentucky Justice Association, 2010 to 2010
  • One Child, One Lawyer, Nebraska State Bar, 2004 to 2004

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court
  • Distinguished Service Award, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Law Related Education Award of Achievement, Kentucky Supreme Ct.
  • Pro Bono Award, Kentucky Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member, 1994 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1994 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1994 to Present
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Mussler & Associates, Attorney, 2006 to 2011
  • Celebrezze & Associates, Attorney, 1997 to 2006

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Director, Gravy Train LLC, 2013 to Present

Languages

  • English