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Paul J. Hershberg
Louisville, Kentucky
phone (502) 371-3564
fax (502) 583-2100
email hershberg@derbycitylaw.com

Paul grew up in Louisville and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1991, then his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1996. He has practiced with the firm since 2001. Paul’s practice is concentrated on business litigation of all types, as well as insurance coverage disputes and appellate practice. He has briefed and argued many cases in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. When he is not at his desk, Paul acquires jazz records and tends to a brood of house cats.

Paul was named as a Top Rated Lawyer in Kentucky’s Legal Leaders in the area of Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment, 2013-2014. This honor is based on peer review.

Paul has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, AV-Preeminent.

Paul has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer in the years 2010 through 2015, in the areas of business litigation and appellate practice. This honor is based upon peer reviews (but unfortunately has not brought with it any of the superpowers that its name may connote).

Paul was named a Top Lawyer in Louisville Magazine in 2012 and 2013. This honor is based on a peer survey among Louisville practitioners.

Kentucky Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

Admissions and Courts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996

University of Michigan, 1991

Appellate Practice
Employment Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Civil Rights
Automobile Franchise Law
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Published/Notable Cases
Dugle ex rel. Dugle v. Norfolk Southern R. Co., 683 F.3d 263 (6th Cir. 2012)
Sae Biang Optical v. Kenmark Optical, Inc., 2012 WL 2354360 (6th Cir.)
PNC Bank, Nat. Ass'n v. Fifth Third Bank, 2011 WL 336467 (Ky. App. 2011)
McDonald's Corp. v. Ogborn, 309 S.W.3d 274 (Ky. App. 2009)
Sae Biang Optical v. Kenmark Optical, Inc., 2009 WL 3211083 (W.D. Ky. 2009)
Devasier v. James, 278 S.W.3d 625 (Ky. 2009)
Rastogi v. Amex Assur. Co., 2008 WL 5101676 (W.D. Ky. 2008)
Flooring Gallery, LLC v. Morel Const. Co., Inc., 2008 WL 4092864 (Ky. App. 2008)
Golden Foods, Inc. v. Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer Dist., 240 S.W.3d 679 (Ky. App. 2007)
500 Associates, Inc. v. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, 204 S.W.3d 121 (Ky. App. 2006)
In re Lowenbraun, 453 F.3d 314 (6th Cir. 2006)
Jewell v. Household Life Ins. Co., 2006 WL 1228831 (W.D. Ky. 2006)
Foster v. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 189 S.W.3d 553 (Ky. 2006)
Lovelace v. Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, 2006 WL 307913 (Ky. App. 2006)
Stratton v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Families and Children, 182 S.W.3d 516 (Ky. 2006)
Brown v. Indiana Ins. Co., 184 S.W.3d 528 (Ky. 2005)
Louisville Metro Housing Authority v. Burns, 198 S.W.3d 147 (Ky. App. 2005)
Lumpkins ex rel. Lumpkins v. City of Louisville, 157 S.W.3d 601 (Ky. 2005)
In re Commonwealth Institutional Securities, Inc., 394 F.3d 401 (6th Cir. 2005)
L.B. III v. Housing Authority of Louisville, 345 F.Supp.2d 725 (W.D. Ky. 2004)
L.B. III v. Housing Authority of Louisville, 344 F.Supp.2d 1009 (W.D. Ky. 2004)

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