McBrayer Adds Medical Malpractice and More

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LEXINGTON Five attorneys and two staff from the Fulkerson law firm have joined the McBrayer law firm in Lexington. Attorneys Calvin Fulkerson, Amber Knouff, Kyle Virgin, Chad Thompson, and Kathryn Eckert together bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to McBrayer.

Since its founding in 1963, McBrayer has focused on delivering optimal outcomes to its clients. The newly-joined Fulkerson group specializes in professional malpractice and liability defense with prominence in medical malpractice. This new practice area will enhance McBrayer’s already thriving healthcare practice, supporting healthcare providers’ needs from regulatory compliance to licensing and beyond. The added practice services of these new attorneys also encompass other professionals, including lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, and realtors, who face malpractice claims.

McBrayer’s new malpractice and professional liability defense practice area will comprise the following specific practice areas:

Medical Malpractice Defense – McBrayer now represents all manner of healthcare providers in malpractice lawsuits, from individual physicians and small practice groups to hospitals and healthcare systems.

Healthcare Professional Licensure Defense – In addition to medical malpractice defense, McBrayer represents healthcare providers before the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure in investigations and actions, as well as when applying or reapplying for a medical license.

Legal Malpractice Defense – McBrayer defends Kentucky attorneys who face accusations of negligence in the practice of law, defending them at Bar grievance hearings, in lawsuits, in ineffective-assistance-of-counsel hearings, and with licensure issues and reinstatement.

Professional Liability Defense – McBrayer also now offers professional liability defense to licensed professionals such as accountants, engineers, architects, and others. McBrayer represents those professionals before administrative agencies, licensure boards, and other governing bodies, as well as in malpractice suits.

McBrayer Managing Member Jim Frazier says of the merger, “We’re driven by our clients’ needs, and these skillful and dedicated individuals further our goal to provide additional services to our key stakeholders, in this case medical, legal, and design professionals.”

“I’ve known Jim Frazier and the McBrayer team for years,” noted Calvin Fulkerson, “and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a firm that takes a team approach to problem solving. There’s no doubt we will be better together.”

The broadened McBrayer team looks forward to providing top-notch service to clients with these additions. Learn more at www.mmlk.com.

New Healthcare Attorney

As healthcare regulations mount, McBrayer increases its resources for providers with the addition of attorney Bill George in the firm’s Lexington office.

George began his legal career as a prosecutor at the Fayette County Attorney’s Office in 2007. After working in medical malpractice, Bill spent the next six years at Frost Brown Todd defending long-term care providers and providing critical assistance to national and international insurance carriers, supporting clients’ insurance regulatory and compliance operations, market conduct examinations, insurance product development, and insolvency proceedings while coordinating and conducting regulatory and administrative hearings across the United States.

Calvin Fulkerson has defended doctors for almost 40 years and other professionals for the last 20. He specializes in healthcare professional licensure defense, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, medical malpractice, product liability litigation, and professional liability defense.

Amber Knouff relishes the lifelong learning required to stay abreast of both legal and medical concepts in the area of medical malpractice. She specializes in healthcare law, healthcare professional licensure defense, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, medical malpractice, and professional liability defense.

Chad Thompson’s passion for his work is fueled by the position of advocacy he assumes when working with a client. He specializes in commercial and business litigation, healthcare professional licensure defense, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, medical malpractice, product liability litigation, and professional liability defense.

Kyle Virgin is a native Kentuckian who enjoys advocating for people of the Commonwealth. He specializes in commercial and business litigation, healthcare law, healthcare professional licensure defense, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, medical malpractice, product liability litigation, and professional liability defense.

Kathryn Eckert primarily focused on the defense of hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence claims before joining McBrayer. She specializes in employment law for employers, healthcare professional licensure defense, insurance defense, legal malpractice defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, medical malpractice, product liability litigation, and professional liability defense.