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Carol Dan Browning

Carol Browning is an accomplished trial attorney who has tried more than 35 cases to jury verdict in multiple jurisdictions. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Her practice includes drug and medical device litigation, products liability and medical malpractice defense. She also serves as counsel to physicians and hospitals.

Ms. Browning serves as national or state counsel for multiple drug, medical device and product manufacturers and is involved in multi-district litigation pending in various federal district courts and in coordinated litigation pending in state courts throughout Kentucky. She has tried cases to verdict for pharmaceutical, medical device and product manufacturers in both federal and state court. In addition, she regularly defends companies in pharmaceutical pricing and other civil actions brought by states Attorneys General.

As a Member of the firm, based in its Louisville office, she has served on the firm's management committee and as practice group leader for the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

International Association of Defense Counsel 40th Annual Trial Academy

Instructor, Stanford University, Palo, Alto, Calif., 2012

Taught and lectured on skills courses

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Fourteen Kentucky Practice Series: Trial Practice

Co-author

Bringing a Product to Life in the Courtroom

ABA Section of Litigation, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2003

Mock Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case

Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Ky., July 1998

Recent Developments in Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law

Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 32:2, Winter 1997

Use of Economists in the Evaluation and Presentation of Damages

Kentucky Law Update, Louisville, Kentucky, 1995

Evaluating Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases from a Defense Perspective

Kentucky Academy of the Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Ky., August 1995
Reported Decisions
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Supreme Court
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Management Committee, Former Member

Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group, Former Chair

Memberships
American College of Trial Lawyers
Product Liability Advisory Council
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Community Involvement

Louisville Ballet, Board of Directors

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Browning began her professional career as a civil engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers based in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Browning is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel and Product Liability Advisory Council. She is active on committees within these organizations. She is also active in local charitable organizations. Ms. Browning and her husband, Winston, stay busy raising their four children. She is an aspiring equestrian and competes on her Morgan mare, Grace.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2007-20)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2020, 2017)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2019)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2015)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2014)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®(2007-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Lawyers in Kentucky (2007-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2013-15)

Benchmark: Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2008-09, 2013-19)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Top 250 Women in Litigation (2012)

Louisville Magazine "Top Lawyer" (2014, 2016)

Testimonials

. . . skilled trial attorney . . . well known in the legal community and is able to work well with various plaintiff and defense attorneys.

- Best Lawyers client comment

Carol in extremely professional and knowledgeable. She has very strong analytical skills, which enable her to quickly understand and articulate complex medical issues.

- Best Lawyers client comment
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