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  Scott P. Whonsetler

Phone: 502-895-2297 ext. * 111

  • 1980 (BA) Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
  • 1978-1979 University of Kentucky,
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1980 Exeter University, Exeter, England
  • 1983 (JD) University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Whonsetler & Johnson, PLLC - 1997 to Present
  • Partner/Principal- Managing Director, lead trial attorney for medical malpractice and nursing home defense cases.
  • Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur 1988 to 1997
  • Partner/Principle- Exclusively medical malpractice defense for the PIE Mutual Insurance Company. (Youngest Partner/Principle made in the firm at age 32).
  • Boehl, Stopher, Graves & Deindoerfer 1983 to 1988
  • Associate - Primarily medical malpractice.
  • Author of Nursing and the Law; Author and Co-Editor of Risk Management for Physicians and Staff (in copy)
  • In the past ten years, Scott Whonsetler has maintained a rotating case load of sixty-eight (68) cases a year, with an average closed without payment of nineteen (19) cases per year through jury verdict, directed verdict, summary judgment or voluntary dismissal.

Over the last twelve years, Scott has concentrated his practice in the areas of medical malpractice and long term care defense. He is licensed to practice in the States of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. In Kentucky, he was the retained attorney for the 1,600 physicians insured by the PIE Mutual Insurance Company.

Scott handles cases of a minimal severity of $300,000 or more and has handled cases in almost every medical specialty. Particular areas of concentration have been Surgery-General/Vascular, Obstetrical, Neurological, Urological, Orthopedic/Hand/Plastic, Cardiology and Radiology as well as Family Practice.  He is also listed in the top 20 "Most Prolific Trial Attorneys from 1998 to 2008" by The Kentucky Trial Court Reporter.  He was selected by Law & Politics Magazine's as one of Kentucky's 2009 Super Lawyers and named to Cambridge's Who's Who's in Professionals in 2009.

  • Faculty at American College of OB/GYN (ACOG) Annual Meeting for Post-Graduate Courses on Medical Malpractice 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Faculty at American College of OB/GYN (ACOG) Annual Course on “Litigation Stress”.
  • Faculty for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company Seminars on Medical Malpractice, Advanced Issues.
  • Faculty for AP Capital Insurance Company Seminars on Medical Malpractice.
  • Faculty for CNA HealthPro Company Seminars on Dental Malpractice.
  • Presenter for “Nursing and the Law” seminar to Nursing Students (Y2) at School of Nursing, Indiana University S.E.
  • Co-Founder of HUG (Healthcare Underwriters Group) Insurance Company (2004).
  • Co-Founder of CARE Risk-Retention Group (2004).

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