Born

Lexington, Kentucky, October 22, 1949

Family

Married to Jane Higgins Elliott
Two Children:
Jamey, a graduate of Centre College and Lloyd, a graduate of Rhodes College and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee; three granddaughters and two grandsons

College

Centre College, Graduated 1971, B.A.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Practice

Partner in the firm of Elliott & Houlihan, LLP, BB&T Plaza, 200 West Vine Street, Suite 810 Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1974

Admitted to Bar in Kentucky

1974

Member of

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
    • KBA Attorney Advertising Task Force (1996)
    • KBA Attorney Advertising Commission (1997-2007)
    • KBA Bar Admissions Committee (1983-1986)
    • KBA Law Day Committee (1982-1986)
    • KBA Continuing Legal Education Commission (1982-1989)
    • KBA Task Force on Judicial Evaluation Co-Chair
    • KBA Board of Governors (1990-1999)
      • President (1997-1998)
      • President-Elect (1996-1997)
      • Vice-President (1995-1996)
    • KBA Rules Committee
    • KBA Communications/Public Relations Committee (1993-1998)
    • Bridge the Gap Planning Committee
    • Fayette County Bar Association
      • Secretary (1975-1976)
      • Board of Governors (1976-1978; 1983-1985)
      • Vice-President (1985-1986)
      • President-Elect (1986-1987)
      • President (1987-1988)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Justice Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers in America
  • Centre College Board of Trustees (1989-Present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law Litigation Skills,
    • University of Kentucky College of Law (1981-2009)
  • Kentucky Independent College Fund Board
  • Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission (1980-1992)
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Articles

Health Law in Kentucky, Chapter 16, “Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff’s View,” University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky

Presentations

Speaker at numerous Annual Conventions, District Bar Meetings, UK Seminars, KATA Seminars, New Lawyer Training, NBI Seminars, PESI Seminars on Evidence

Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2004 Outstanding Lawyer Award by KBA
  • 2006 Continuing Legal Education Commission
    • Justice Thomas B. Spain CLE Award

Areas of Substantial Practice Experience Include:

  • Plaintiff Medical Negligence
  • Defense Medical Negligence
  • Plaintiff Product Liability
  • Estate/Will Litigation (Plaintiff & Defense)
  • Legal Negligence Expert Witness
  • Legal Malpractice (Defense)
  • Personal Injury (Plaintiff & Defense)
  • Bad Faith (Plaintiff)
  • Bad Faith Expert Witness
  • KBA Disciplinary (Board & Respondent)

Lawyer Peer Ratings

Martindale-Hubbell

  • AV® Preeminent™

Super Lawyers

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Personal Injury

Best Lawyers of America

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Top Lawyers in Kentucky as Listed in The Legal Network 2016

  • Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence

American College of Trial Lawyers (1996-2016)