Kate L. Kennedy


Kate Kennedy is a partner in the Lexington and Cincinnati offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. She is admitted to practice in all courts in Ohio and Kentucky, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Kate handles all types of insurance defense as well as insurance coverage and bad faith cases. She also represents clients in cases involving professional negligence, products liability, premises liability and employment law.  Kate’s professional negligence practice includes representation of architects and engineers as well as healthcare providers including hospitals, doctors, nurses, and therapists.  Kate has also defended employers in harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims filed in federal and state court.

Kate has successfully argued and won numerous summary judgment motions on behalf of her clients in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Kate has first chair trial experience and experience handling matters in arbitration.

Kate is a lifelong Kentucky resident and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2005. 

Published Opinions

  • Carberry vs. Golden Hawk Transp. Co., 402 S.W.3d 556 (Ky. App. 2013)
  • Martin/Elias Props., LLC vs. Acuity, 544 S.W.3d 638 (Ky. 2018)
  • Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 669 vs. Dorn Sprinkler, 669 F.3d 790 (6th Cir. 2012)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Kentucky
    • Ohio
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Indiana Supreme Court
    • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards & Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 & 2024 — Insurance Law

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