Christopher R. Cashen

Biography

Chris is co-chair of the Product Liability practice group. He serves as national counsel for an international medical products manufacturer, regional counsel for an international industrial equipment manufacturer, and as coordinating expert and discovery counsel in a series of motor vehicle cases.

He has handled a variety of automotive, aviation, industrial equipment, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, and recreational product matters in Kentucky and more than 20 other states. Chris has tried more than two dozen cases to verdict.

Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in the Lexington office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where he served as chair of the Product Liability practice group.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1991)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.B.A., 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

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

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance practice sections 
      • Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee vice chair (1997 - 2004)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Keeneland Concours d'Elegance (benefitting the UK Children's Hospital), Board of Directors
  • Christ the King School Board, past president
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, past assistant treasurer
  • Boy Scouts of America, chapter liaison

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers®
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for Product Liability Litigation (2016)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®