Linsey W. West


Lin's practice has been primarily in product liability, railroad defense, medical/hospital defense and commercial litigation. He has more than 25 years of trial experience in federal and state courts. Since December, 2007, he has tried five jury trials to defense verdicts. 

His product liability experience spans the manufacturing, transportation and natural resources industries at both trial and appellate levels. He is one of five Kentucky lawyers listed in the 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Railroad Law. He has managed complex cases, and he has substantial experience in multi-district litigation. Lin has been lead counsel for matters venued in Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Michigan. 


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1985)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.A., 1982)

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
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, fellow
  • Defense Research Institute, Recreational Products Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Kentucky Defense Council
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Master of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court


  • Best Lawyers®
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for Railroad Law (2014, 2019)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2015)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Lexington for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2012, 2020)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell