What we do

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Accidents, Injury & Wrongful Death

When you or a member of your family are involved in an accident, we can evaluate your options and represent you in negotiations or litigation seeking compensation from the responsible party.  McMurry & Livingston attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases and we have represented clients in lawsuits involving automobile and truck collisions, defective products, and other types of accidents.  If you need assistance then we would like to help.
For more information, see the Accident and Injury Law section of our website.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Our office location overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee rivers and our proximity to the water is symbolic of our commitment to the practice of maritime law.  M&L’s admiralty lawyers have extensive experience handling maritime claims, including the defense of Jones Act claims, cargo damage claims, vessel-vessel collision claims, and bridge-vessel allision claims.  We have represented clients in maritime cases in state and federal courts as well as in proceedings before the United States Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board.  One of M&L’s attorneys has served on the Executive Committee and as the First Vice President of the International Propeller Club of the United States, gaining significant experience and contacts throughout the maritime industry.

Appellate Practice

An appeal involves taking a case to a higher court to request a change in the lower court’s decision. The decision of the lower court is usually challenged by arguing that the lower court misapplied the law, came to an incorrect factual finding, acted in excess of its jurisdiction, considered evidence that should not have been considered, or failed to consider evidence that should have been considered.  M&L attorneys have experience in appellate courts in both the state and the federal
court systems. You can read about several of M&L’s appellate cases here.

Banking Law

M&L attorneys regularly work with state chartered banks and national banks and financial institutions assisting with commercial loan transactions, negotiation and preparation of loan documents, real estate and title matters, and matters involving the Uniform Commercial Code.  M&L attorneys have wide-ranging experience in
foreclosure and in defending lender liability claims made against banks.

Bankruptcy Law for Creditors

Our goal is to recover as much as possible for creditors who are owed funds by a bankrupt debtor.  M&L attorneys have a long history of practicing in the federal bankruptcy court representing creditors, banks, businesses and individuals who are owed money by a bankrupt debtor.  In addition, our attorneys have broad experience in foreclosures and debt workouts.

Business and Corporate Law

In business transactional matters, M&L attorneys help to form and represent corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, medical practices, and sole proprietorships.  We can advise on the advantages and disadvantages of the choice of a particular entity as well as operational issues.  In addition, we represent sellers or buyers in the negotiation of asset purchase and stock purchase transactions.  In litigation matters, we represent business entities in court concerning breach of contract, shareholder disputes, claims involving corporate officers, and other business liability issues.

Civil Litigation

Our practice involves taking cases through trial.  M&L’s practice areas are comprehensive and our trial lawyers are familiar with all aspects of the state and federal court system.  This experience means that M&L can be of assistance in a wide variety of civil litigation and administrative proceedings, including accident claims, admiralty, business litigation, health care, insurance defense, employment, utilities, estate litigation, personal injury and wrongful death.  We regularly serve as legal counsel for individuals as well as large organizations in civil disputes large and small.  You can read about several of M&L’s reported cases here.

Construction Law

M&L has handled construction law claims involving some of the largest construction projects in the western part of Kentucky.  These claims have involved the defense of claims for extra work, constructive acceleration, cost overruns related to allegedly defective plans, claims related to general contracting and construction management, and mechanics’ liens.

Criminal Defense

M&L attorneys have handled a wide range of criminal proceedings from traffic tickets to misdemeanors and felonies, from the first appearance in court through the final stages of trial. Our attorneys have been successful at negotiating favorable plea agreements and winning acquittals at trial.

Health Care

We represent many clients in the health care field.  M&L attorneys advise hospitals, physicians and other health care providers concerning business issues, health care contracting, and the defense of professional liability claims.

Human Resources / Employment Law

M&L attorneys advise managers, human resource professionals and supervisors regarding employment topics, including the preparation of personnel manuals.  When businesses are involved in employment litigation, our attorneys are ready to defend cases in court, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission.

Insurance and Self-Insurer Defense 

M&L attorneys have broad experience in defending insureds and self-insureds in cases involving motor vehicles, premises liability, property damage, professional malpractice, products liability, maritime claims, and workers’ compensation.  If requested by the insurer, our services include the use of the Uniform Task-Based Management System developed by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

Real Estate Law

Our real estate practice includes both commercial and residential property, including title examinations, title insurance, sales and purchases, financing, leases, construction contracts, loan agreements, mechanics’ liens and zoning.  M&L’s real estate clients include banks, developers, title insurance companies, realtors, and individuals buying or selling real property.  Our attorneys have decades of experience in all aspects of real estate law from the initial title examination
through closing.

Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates

Whether a client needs a simple will or a complex estate plan, M&L attorneys represent clients in all areas of estate planning and probate.  We have extensive experience in the preparation of wills and trusts, probate, guardianship, living will directives, and estate litigation.  Our attorneys regularly appear in the probate divisions of courts in the western part of Kentucky.

Utilities Law

For several decades, M&L has served as the general corporate counsel to the area’s largest public power company as well as other utility companies.