J. Tanner Watkins Named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP partner J. Tanner Watkins has been named Kentucky’s 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer. The award, given annually by the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, recognizes a Kentucky attorney under 40 who has demonstrated exemplary legal accomplishment, civic service and community involvement. It is the Commonwealth’s highest honor for a young attorney.
“As a lifelong Kentuckian, I take a lot of pride in being part of our strong legal community and in contributing outside of the office, too,” said Watkins, who received the award at the KBA Annual Convention. “I’m very honored and grateful to my peers and to the KBA for this recognition.”
Watkins is a member of Dinsmore’s Litigation Department and has extensive experience in state and federal courts, having represented a variety of companies, including banks, financial advisors and trust companies in fiduciary litigation matters. He also represents a number of transportation companies and product manufacturers in personal injury, mass tort, and general tort matters. His experience in this type of litigation spans both trial courts and appellate courts.
Watkins received his undergraduate degree from Centre College and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.