Daniel G. Brown
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Daniel G. Brown


Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Phone: 502-412-5020
Fax: 502-412-1004

Daniel G. Brown
Partner Since December 15, 2006

Throughout my 25- plus years in practice, I have had the great opportunity to represent clients in a wide array of capacities – ranging from trying their cases in both state and federal courts, to arguing before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky Supreme Court, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, to assisting them with a multitude of issues before both the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and well as the Kentucky Board of Nursing.  I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the litigation process and am actively involved from the pre-litigation investigation of potential claims and advising clients accordingly, up through all aspects of the discovery process, the direct and cross-examination of fact, medical, and other expert witnesses both in deposition and at trial, jury selection, all phases of jury trials, the drafting of appellate briefs, and oral arguments at all levels of appellate courts.  I have experience in multiple areas of the law including medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, insurance coverage issues, personal injury and wrongful death, and commercial and business torts.

Areas of Practice

    • Professional Malpractice & Insurance Defense
    • Appellate Practice
    • Bad Faith Insurance Defense
    • Legal Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

    • 100% of Practice devoted to litigation and appellate practice

Bar Admissions

    • Kentucky, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997
    •  U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1997
    •  U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999


    • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
      • J.D. magna cum laude – 1995
      • Honors: Top 10%
      • Honors: Order of the Coif
      • Law Review: University of Kentucky Law Review, 1993-1995
    • Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
      • B.A. cum laude – 1989
      • Honors: Presidential Scholar
      • Honors: Student Ambassador
      • Honors: Honors Program
      • Honors: Dean’s List
      • Major: Political Science


    • Disruptive Behaviour in the O.R., Medical Protective Co. 2013-Present
    • “Bad Faith Litigation: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk and Bolstering the Defense.”  2020 MPL Association Corporate Counsel Workshop, October 23, 2020, Nashville, Tennessee
    • “Buckle Up: bumpy Ride for Mass Torts” PIAA Underwriting Workshop, July 27, 2017, Portland, Oregon
    • “The Real Victims of “Bad Faith” Claims?”  Common Defense, Kentucky Defense Counsel 2016

Honors & Awards

    • “AV” Rating Martindale Hubbell
    • Selected and recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants since 2018
    • Super Lawyers of America

Representative Clients

    • ProAssurance Casualty Company
    • State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
    • Healthcare Underwriters Group
    • MAG Mutual
    • Coverys Insurance Services
    • Preferred Professional Insurance Company
    • The Doctors’ Company
    • Allied Professional Insurance Company
    • AXA XL

Representative Cases

    • Jenkins v. Best, M.D., et al., 250 S.W. 3d 680 (Ky.Ct.App.2007)
    • Patterson v. Marshall, 02008-CA-000119 and 2008-CA-000157 (2009)
    • Tucker v. Women’s Care Physicians of Louisville, P.S.C., 381 S.W.2d 272 (Ky. 2012)
    • Wayne County Hospital v. Jakobson, 567 Fed. Appx. 314 (6th Cir. 2014)
    • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Board of Chiropractic Examiners v. Barlow, M.D., et al., 454 S.W.3d 862 (Ky.App 2014)
    • Brown v. Griffin, M.D., 505 S.W.3d 777 (Ky. App. 2016)
    • Sneed v. University of Louisville Hospital, 600 S.W.3d 221 (Ky. 2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1995- Present
    • Louisville Bar Association, Member, 1995-2003
    • American Bar Association, Member 1995-2001
    • Murray State University Alumni Association, Jefferson County Kentucky Chapter, President
    • Focus Louisville Alumni Group
    • Young Professionals of Louisville
    • Louisville Christian Lawyers, Inc.
    • DRI, Member, 2005-Present
    • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2013-2017

Pro Bono Activities

    • Legal Aid Society (Landlord/Tenant)

Past Employment Positions

    • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, L.L.P, Litigation Attorney, 1995-2000
    • Fayette District Court, Judicial Clerk, 1994
    • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, L.L.P., Summer Associate, 1994
    • Stoll, Keenon & Park, Summer Associate, 1993


    • Lambda Chi Alpha


    • English

Find Out How We Can Help

If you are facing a malpractice claim, speak to a member of Gazak Brown, P.S.C., today.
We can help you determine the right approach to take in your case.