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Year founded: 1983
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At Garmer & Prather, PLLC, we devote our practice exclusively to litigation. We go to court on behalf of people who have been injured and the families of people who have died as a result of the negligence of another person or corporation.

Our firm was founded by William R. (Bill) Garmer, a highly respected trial lawyer with 40 years of experience trying cases in Kentucky. Bill and our team of attorneys help injury victims, providing a high level of service to people whose lives have been altered by the actions of others.

Garmer & Prather was selected by the Attorney General to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky in a consumer protection action against pharmaceutical giant Merck for false and deceptive practices in its sales and marketing of Vioxx in Kentucky. The case settled for $25 million. The Attorney General earmarked the settlement proceeds for Kentucky's efforts to battle heroin addiction through rehabilitation.

Since 2009, our firm has obtained more than $55,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We achieve these results by rigorously preparing cases for trial, engaging the best possible expert witnesses and dedicating our full resources and attention to each and every client.

Bill Garmer is currently President Elect of the Kentucky Bar Association. In 2014 he was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987 and has been named one of the Top 50 lawyers in Kentucky by Super Lawyers in 2008 and every year since 2010 through 2017. Bill has also been awarded the Kentucky Justice Association Trial Lawyer of the Year award.


Garmer & Prather, PLLC is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Lexington, KY
Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


Metro Rankings

Lexington, KY
Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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  • Martindale Hubbell Pre-eminent Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

Main Location

Lexington, KY
Opera House Building
141 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
859-254-9351 Call our Lexington, KY location at 859-254-9351 Get Directions Get directions to our Lexington, KY location

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