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James Burd, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser's Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky, offices, represents health care organizations, health care providers and long-term care facilities in complex litigation as well as regulatory, operational, transactional and general business matters. Jim regularly litigates general civil and insurance-related matters for insurance companies and their insureds at both the federal and state level. He has litigated cases in approximately 100 of the 120 counties in Kentucky.


Jim is frequently tapped to support national practice teams in defense of insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of claims, such as ERISA, products liability, business law, transportation and trucking, construction and employment matters. His clients appreciate his composure and confidence in the courtroom, where he has broad experience and well-honed talents. Jim has been recognized by his peers in local and national publications in the area of civil defense litigation. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial lawyers composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.



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  • 502.238.8548



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James M. Burd - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Insurance Law - Kentucky

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