Lionel A. Hawse


Lionel has been defending product liability claims for more than 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
  • 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


  • 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 
  • Camping and Community Branch, chairman
  • Metropolitan Board, chairman
  • YMCA of Central Kentucky, past chairman of the trustees


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®