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Jerome P. Prather

Jerome P. Prather

Trucking accident and medical malpractice lawyer at Garmer & Prather, PLLC
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury ...
  • Kentucky
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Biography

Coming from a long line of small-town attorneys, Jay has always devoted his practice to representing clients who have been badly hurt or killed, or suffered other injuries at the hands of others. Jay has experience in both jury trials and appellate practice, in various practice areas including medical malpractice, birth injuries, trucking accidents, and defective products. His philosophy is that every case should be fully prepared for trial, with the hope of achieving a satisfactory settlement for his clients short of the courtroom while always being prepared to take his clients' cases to a jury. Jay is rated AV-Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell* peer review. He is a governor and district vice president of the Kentucky Justice Association, and has been selected as a member of the American Inns of Court. He has been named to the Kentucky “Superlawyers" list for three years running and was named a "Superlawyers Rising Star” for many years before that. Jay is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Kentucky David J. Rosenberg College of Law, where he teaches a course in medical liability. He also serves the profession by writing for professional publications and presenting continuing education seminars to other attorneys, in Kentucky and nationally.

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Truck & Railroad Accidents
  • Veterinary Malpractice
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
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U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Garmer & Prather, PLLC
- Current
Associate
Garmer & O'Brieln, LLP
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Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
J.D.
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Vanderbilt University
B.A. | Economics, Political Science
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" since 2020.
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers 2015-2019.
AV-Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Kentucky State Bar
Member
Current
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Kentucky Justice Association
District Vice President
Current
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Fayette County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Mediating Medical Negligence Cases: Tips to Succeed
Kentucky Justice Association
Mediating Medical Negligence Cases: Tips to Succeed
Kentucky Justice Association
Recognizing and protecting United States’ interest when a client receives VA benefits
‘A deposition is not a take-home examination’: Myths and reality about errata sheets
American Association for Justice
Sovereign and Governmental Immunity: A primer on liability of the state and its counties
It’s gotten easier to issue an out-of-state subpoena
Kentucky Justice Association
‘A deposition is not a take-home examination’: Myths and reality about errata sheets
Kentucky Justice Association
You No Longer Need a Stamp: Electronic Service Arrives in Kentucky Courts
In Defense of the Reasonable Prudent Physician
Kentucky Justice Association
Mediating Medical Negligence Cases: Tips to Succeed
Kentucky Justice Association
Potential pitfalls in post-settlement liability releases
Kentucky Justice Association
Tax exemption of American churches and other non-profits: One election cycle after Branch Ministries v. Rossotti
94 Kentucky Law Journal 139
Speaking Engagements
Social media in today’s litigation: How to protect your client and advance your case, Webinar
SeminarWeb
Kentucky Supreme Court Review (Torts), Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Supreme Court and Legislative update, KJA Annual Convention, Nashville, TN
Kentucky Justice Association
Medical Review Panel Update, Bench & Bar CLE, Lexington, KY
Fayette County Bar Association
Social media in today’s litigation: How to protect your client and advance your case, Webinar
SeminarWeb
Kentucky Supreme Court update, KJA Annual Convention, Florence, Indiana
Kentucky Justice Association
Navigating the Federal Tort Claims Act & Its Impact on Allied Healthcare Professionals, Webinar
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Basics of handling a case under Federal Tort Claims Act: Injury to Judgment, Teleconference
SeminarWeb
Personal Injury Trial Fundamentals., Kentucky Law Update, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Bar Association
Emerging Trends in Medical Malpractice, Lexington, KY
UK College of Law, Health Law Society
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jerome P. Prather's Website Profile
Website
Garmer & Prather, PLLC Website
Blog
Kentucky Injury Law News
Legal Answers
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A: Under Kentucky law, contracts for the sale of real estate generally must be in writing before they can be enforced. KRS 371.010. A lawyer may be able to help you with your specific situation.
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Contact & Map
Garmer & Prather, PLLC
Opera House Office Building
141 N Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507
Telephone: (859) 254-9351
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