David R. Monohan [Inactive]


David has tried to verdict more than 125 jury trials and defends cases in the practice areas of railroad defense, product liability, hospital defense, public utility defense, architects and engineers’ malpractice, admiralty, construction, and commercial litigation. In the last 11 years, he has tried 12 cases resulting in nine defense verdicts.


  • Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville  (J.D., 1972)
  • University of Louisville  (B.A., 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

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


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, charter life fellow
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Louisville for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2017)
    • Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation and Railroad Law
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®
    • For Personal Injury General: Defense (2021)
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial