Pierce W. Hamblin is a partner in the law firm of Landrum & Shouse, LLP in
Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Hamblin has also been, and continues to
be, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Kentucky College of Law. For
the past 30 years, he has taught a course in trial work and trial tactics known
as LITIGATION SKILLS to Senior Law Students at the College of Law. He also
teaches another course to Senior Law Students at the Law School known as
NEGOTIATIONS. He is an “AV” rated trial lawyer in Martidale-Hubbell, and has
been so for 15 years.
In 2006, Mr. Hamblin was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of
Law Hall of Fame. In 2000, Mr. Hamblin was appointed by the Johnson Circuit
Court as a Trial Commissioner or Special Master to handle mass tort litigation
in this Eastern Kentucky jurisdiction. He served in that position for several
Most recently, he was appointed by order of multiple Courts to serve as a
Special Master Commissioner in a multiple claim litigation throughout eastern
He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Bar Foundation
of the Kentucky Bar Association. Mr. Hamblin is the Chairman for the Fayette
County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section. In this capacity, he is
responsible for arranging continuing legal education training programs for civil
trial attorneys in Lexington, Kentucky.
He is a recipient of the American Juris Prudence Award for both Property and
Corporate Finance Law. He has been selected as a Best Lawyer for the past 10
years (2004-2014) and was recently names a 2014 Best Lawyer for Mediation in
Lexington by Best Lawyers of America.
Mr. Hamblin has spent the past 32 years litigating cases. He has tried cases
throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky ranging from personal injury, wrongful
death and product liability to medical/legal malpractice and municipal civil
rights cases and police pursuit cases. He has defended multiple insurance
companies in Bad Faith litigation throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He
has been lead trial counsel for many insurance companies in this area of
Kentucky, having been so for a number of years. He has spoken on numerous
occasions to the Kentucky State Claims Association and many local Kentucky Bar
Associations on the Law of Bad Faith, Trial Tactics, Opening Statements, Closing
Arguments and Insurance Defense/Coverage Litigation. He has addressed the
Defense Research Institute Annual Products Liability Conference on evaluation of
Injury and Death Claims.
Mr. Hamblin is a trained and certified mediator through the Mediation Center
of Central Kentucky. He has mediated over 5,000 large civil and medical
malpractice cases involving multiple litigants in the past twelve years. Mr.
Hamblin was nominated and selected for the Best Lawyers in America, after an
exhaustive peer-review study by lawyers in his specialties of mediation and
Mr. Hamblin served as a Captain in the United States Army and Army Reserves
with intensive training in the specialty of Military Intelligence. He was The
Distinguished Graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course
provided by the Army for 1977 and he is certified both as a Tactical
Intelligence Officer and a Counter-Intelligence Officer. He also received a
degree in Military Law from the University of Virginia College of Law.
Thereafter, he served as the Judge Advocate for an Army Training Brigade.
Mr. Hamblin has been a mentor for every law school in the Commonwealth for
students participating in the Kentucky Legal Education Opportunities (KLEO)
Programs. He has served in this program since its inception. This program
provides guidance for entering law students from underrepresented and diverse
areas of the state.
He is the 2013 recipient of the Kentucky Service to Young Lawyers Award,
presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association.
He is married and has the three best looking children in the world.