Katherine J. Hornback

Katherine J. Hornback

Lexington, Kentucky

Katherine J. Hornback, born in Lexington, Kentucky, April 5, 1969, admitted to the bar, 1995, Kentucky; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Hornback obtained her B.A. in Political Science/English from Miami University in 1991, and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1994.  She is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations, the President of the Kentucky Defense Counsel, past President of the Fayette County Young Lawyers Section, and is past President of the Kentucky Young Lawyers Section. She served on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In 2003 she received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fayette County Bar Association.

Reported cases: Dailey v. American Growers Ins., 103 S.W.3d 60, (Ky. 2003); Bradford v. Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, 2005 WL 327177 (Ky. App. 2005). 

Her areas of practice include employment, insurance defense, personal injury and general civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Federal Crop Insurance
  • Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Miami University
    • B.A. in Political Science/English - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's List

Representative Clients

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Zurich American Insurance Company
  • Federated Insurance Company
  • Omni Insurance Company
  • Sam Swope Auto Group


  • Ken Gelley, Sam Swope Auto Group
  • Denise Crecelius, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Carolyn Berra, Zurich America Insurance Company
  • Tim Feld, TENCO

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale Hubble, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Fellows of the American Bar
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2005-2006
  • Kentucky Bar Association Member, Board of Governors, 2005-2006
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Chair, 2008 Annual Convention
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 1998
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Board Member 1998
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Outreach Committee & Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2003
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Member, President, 2013-present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lexington Junior League, Admissions Provincial Chair