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  Craig L. Johnson

502.895.2297 ext. *114


Craig graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Minor in Economics. Craig obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1994.

  • Whonsetler & Johnson, PLLC – 1998 to Present Partner/Principal
  • Williams & Wagoner –1994 to 1998

Craig was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1994 and is also currently admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Areas of Practice
Trial practice – nursing home/long-term care defense, medical malpractice defense, civil litigation defense and workers’ compensation. Majority of current practice involves the defense of nursing homes and medical practitioners in medical malpractice actions through trial. An active appellate practice is also maintained in both state and federal courts.

Published cases:
Pierson v. Lexington Public Library, Ky., 987 SW2d 316 (1999)
Hawkins v. Rosenbloom, Ky. App., 17 S.W.3d 116 (2000)
Harrison v. Valentini, Ky., 184 S.W.3d 521 (2005)
Tuttle v. Perry, Ky., 82 S.W.3d 920 (2002)
Hall v. Wilkerson, Ky., 255 S.W.3d 923 (2008)
Aull v. Houston, Ky. App. 345 S.W.3d 232 (2011)
Dennis V. Fulkerson, Ky. App. 343 S.W.3d 633 (2011)
Robertson v. Burdette, Ky., 397 SW3d 886 (2013)
Grubb v. Norton Hospital, Inc., KY., 401 SW3d 483 (2013)

Provided Lectures and Presentations to the American Society of General Surgeons and to University of Louisville Grand Rounds.
Best Lawyers in Louisville—Chosen and published by Louisville Magazine 2006.
Nominated by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of the The Best Lawyers in America.

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