Jim Gary has been a trial attorney for over 35 years.  His practice includes insurance defense, medical negligence, elder law, construction claims, and products liability defense.  He has been involved in a wide variety of litigation work, including statewide defense of product-based claims and asbestos-related claims.  He has also handled personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Gary served as mayor of Brownsboro Village from 1985 through 1989.  He is active in youth activities and has served on his church's financial control, preschool, and personnel committees, and served as a deacon in his church.  He is currently on the board of Treyton Oak Towers (The Third & Oak Corporation).


University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 1979, Delta Theta Phi

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1975

Professional and Community Activities

Louisville Bar Association, Member

Treyton Oak Towers, Board of Directors

Walnut Street Baptist Church: Trustee; Deacon; and Sunday School Teacher


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Super Lawyers, by Kentucky Monthly, in the area of personal injury defense: products, 2007–2010

Top Lawyer, Louisville Magazine, in the areas of health care law, litigation, products liability and toxic torts, 2008, and in the areas of construction law, occupational disease and toxic torts, 2009

Key Practice Areas

Civil and Insurance Defense Litigation
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
Products Liability Defense
Healthcare Claims Litigation
Negligence Defense  


Admitted to Practice

Federal E.D.Ky.
Federal W.D.Ky.
Federal S.D.In.
Federal 6th Circuit
Federal 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court