William D. Grubbs


Bill Grubbs is a member of the Litigation Department. He is available to advise and consult on product liability, commercial and other complex litigation. In addition, Bill maintains an alternative dispute resolution practice, arbitrating and mediating commercial, business tort and serious personal injury matters.

Earlier in his career, at the request of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Bill participated in the drafting of the legislation which ultimately became the Kentucky Product Liability Act. Bill attended the Duke University Private Adjudication Center’s comprehensive training program for mediators and is certified by that organization.


  • Duke University School of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1961)
  • Duke University  (B.A., 1959)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Kentucky


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation; Life Fellow, Past President 
  • The Cabbage Patch Settlement House; Board of Directors, President


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Arbitration and Mediation 
  • Selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers® List
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers