Lionel A. Hawse


Lionel Hawse is a member of the Litigation Department. Lionel has been defending product liability claims for over 25 years. His clients include manufacturers of automobiles, trucks, industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, power tools, medical devices, consumer products, prescription drugs, mining equipment, construction equipment and drilling equipment.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1967)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.S., 1964)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Power Tool and the Agricultural, Construction Equipment, Machine and Industrial Equipment Committee (ACMIE)
  • Product Liability Section and the Transportation Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Camping and Community Branch, Chairman
  • Metropolitan Board, Chairman
  • YMCA of Central Kentucky, member and past Chairman of the Trustees


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List