Record Of Success

Below is a sample of True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP's trial settlements and verdicts, published appellate cases, high-profile cases, and awards and recognitions:

Trial Settlements And Verdicts

Tow Truck Accident And Defective Towing Mechanism:

Obtained a $9 million jury trial verdict in a case where a garbage truck being towed broke loose from the tow truck while going down a steep incline, causing the garbage truck to roll over a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and causing serious injury to the occupant.

Auto And Truck Collision:

Secured a $2 million settlement in a case where a woman suffered a significant lower leg and ankle injury when her automobile was struck by a truck.

Defective Gas Tank On Pickup Truck:

Secured a $4.5 million settlement in a case where three teenage boys were killed when the pickup truck they were in exploded in a collision because of a defective gas tank.

Auto Accident Death:

Secured a $1.235 million settlement in a case where a man was killed in a two-vehicle automobile accident. This case involved significant legal issues that included accident reconstruction and design defects relating to the Mazda he was driving at the time of the accident.

Truck Accident Death:

Secured a $1.25 million settlement in a case where a young soldier on leave from overseas duty was killed when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer on the interstate.

Truck Accident Death:

Secured a $1 million settlement where a person was killed in a tractor-trailer collision.

Scalp Laceration On Defective Conveyor:

Secured a $774,000 settlement in a product liability case where a woman suffered a severe scalp laceration when a conveyor she was operating at work malfunctioned because of a defective design.

Truck Accident Death:

Secured a $700,000 settlement where a person was killed in a truck accident.

Auto Accident Death:

Secured a $550,000 settlement in a case where a man was killed in an intersection collision while working in Florida.

Leg Fracture From Defective Grader:

Secured a $500,000 settlement in a case where a man suffered a leg fracture when a grader he had rented malfunctioned as a result of lack of maintenance on the grader's brake system by the rental company.

Pedestrian Struck By Truck:

Secured a $450,000 settlement in a case where a pedestrian suffered leg injuries when they were struck by a garbage truck.

Amputation Of Hand By Defective Machine:

Secured a $400,000 settlement in a case where a man suffered a partial amputation of his hand as a result of a defective compacting component on the rear of a garbage truck.

Knee Injury From Auto Collision:

Secured a $300,000 settlement in a case where a woman suffered a knee injury as a result of a two-vehicle collision at a neighborhood intersection.

Knee And Neck Injury At Work:

Secured a $311,000 settlement in a workers' compensation case where a man suffered an injury to his knee and his neck when a large piece of equipment fell on him while it was being hoisted.

Back Injury At Work:

Secured a $306,000 settlement that also included additional payments of $11,668 per year in a workers' compensation case where a man suffered a disk injury to his lower back when he slipped and fell out of the tractor-trailer he was operating as part of his work as a truck driver.

Medical Malpractice:

Secured a $300,000 settlement in a case where a woman died as a result of medical negligence by the doctor following gastric lap band surgery.

Published Appellate Cases

Ragland v. Commonwealth, 191 S.W.3d 569 (Ky Supreme Court, 2006)

Murder Conviction reversed based upon admission of faulty ballistic evidence.

Jenkins v. Commonwealth, 308 S.W.3d 704 (Ky. Supreme Court 2010)

Felony conviction reversed due to trial court's failure to admit expert testimony offered by defense.

Commonwealth v. Lundergan, 847 S.W.2d 729 (Ky. Supreme Court 1993)

Felony conviction of State Representative overturned based upon statute of limitations.

McKinney v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Gov't, 651 Fed. Appx. 449 (6th Circuit 2016)

District court judgment finding that Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government was not protected by sovereign immunity doctrine in wrongful death case affirmed on appeal.

Redmon v. Redmon, 823 S.W.2d 463 (Ky. Court of Appeals 1992)

Appellate court affirmed judgment awarding child support for mother and child against father claiming child support not owed while incarcerated.

Commonwealth Educ. & Humanities Cabinet Dep't of Educ. V. Gobert, 979 S.W.2d 922 (Ky. Court of Appeals 1998)

Appellate Court affirmed trial court's judgment vacating several state government hiring decisions for violating state law.

High-Profile Cases

TGA challenging Medical Malpractice Review Panel

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article159985419.html

TGA defends a government official against Federal charges

https://www.kentucky.com/news/nation-world/article44420175.html

TGA obtains acquittal for a road contractor in bid-rigging case

https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44021487.html

http://www.wdrb.com/story/11896718/nighbert-lawson-acquitted-in-bid-rigging-trial

TGA defends healthcare providers in False Claims Act case

https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44124396.html

Former state government official cleared of criminal wrongdoing

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2013/12/20/beshear-official-charles-geveden-cleared-of-criminal-wrongdoing-in-fundraising/4147233/

TGA defends former government official against state government investigation

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-governor/2016/12/28/frank-lassiter-resisting-bevin-investigators/95906486/

TGA represents a Frankfort neighborhood association

https://www.state-journal.com/2018/04/16/city-weighs-intervening-in-fpbs-tanglewood-reservoir-plans/

TGA defends state representative regarding allegations involving election

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article165051887.html

TGA obtains release for main defendant in "Pappy-Gate" case

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/29/pappygate-leader-released-prison-after-30-days/746225002/

Awards and Recognitions

J. Guthrie True named Lawyer of Year for Lexington Area

https://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article104192721.html

J. Guthrie True nominated by Governor Beshear to House Bill 463 Task Force

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44075475.html

J. Guthrie True tapped by KACDL to testify before General Assembly

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44479296.html

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Corporate Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Workers' Compensation - Claimants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2018

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White Collar by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 3 for Workers' Compensation - Claimants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2017

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White Collar by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP rated Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016

True Guarnieri Ayer, LLP, rated Tier 2 for Workers' Compensation - Claimants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Lexington, Kentucky area for 2016