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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 34 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 years.


Most recently, he was appointed by order of multiple Courts to serve as a Special Master Commissioner in a multiple claim litigation throughout eastern Kentucky.


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 President-Elect of the Fayette County Bar Association and will serve as President in 2014.


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).  He was recently named the 2014 Best Lawyer for Mediation in Lexington by Best Lawyers of America.


Mr. Hamblin has spent the past 36 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 at multiple conventions.


Mr. Hamblin is a trained and certified mediator through the Mediation Center of Central Kentucky.  He has mediated over 6,000 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 arbitration. 


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 at the KBA Annual Convention.


He is married and has the three best looking children in the world.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 95%
    38 years
  2. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%


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  • John P. Schrader

    I have known Pierce Hamblin for over 40 years, and have considered him to be a personal and professional mentor over many of those years. He successfully mediated a number of cases, personal injury and otherwise, in which I involved as a lawyer. Then, when I served as a judge, I had the privilege of working with Pierce in setting up the innovative Veterans Treatment Court and Lawcare4vets, a program whereby lawyers offer their pro bono legal services to help indigent veterans. Pierce is a legend as a lawyer, as a mediator, as a veteran, and as a man. I am pleased to endorse him, and to call him my friend.


    John Schrader Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Heather Pack Howell

    I wholeheartedly endorse Pierce. He is an extremely effective mediator who is beloved by plaintiffs' attorneys and defense attorneys alike. He gets the job done. If you need a mediator, Pierce is your man.


    Heather Howell Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Landrum & Shouse, LLP

106 West Vine Street
Suite 800
Lexington, KY, 40507


KYAuthorized to practice law197709/03/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in Lexington, MediationBest Lawyers in America2016
Top 10 Kentucky SuperLawyer in MediationSuperLawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America, ArbitrationBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in America, MediationBest Lawyers in America2015
Kentucky SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2015
Lexington Lawyer of the Year for MediationBest Lawyers of America2014
Kentucky SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2014
Kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
2013 Kentucky Service to Young Lawyers AwardKentucky Bar Association2013
Kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2012
Top Ten Super Lawyers in KentuckySuperLawyers2012
Designated as Top 50 Lawyers in KentuckySuperLawyers2011
Kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2011
Designated as Top 50 Lawyers in KentuckySuperLawyers2010
kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2010
MemberNational Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Charter Member from Kentucky)2010
Kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2009
Designated as Top 50 Lawyers in KentuckySuperLawyers2009
Kentucky SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2008
Fellow (Charter Member in Kentucky)American College of Civil Trial Mediators2007
Kentucky Super LawyersSuperLawyers2007
FellowLitigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society2007
FellowAmerican Academy of Trial Counsel2006
Hall of FameUniversity of Kentucky College of Law2006
AV Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Military Intelligence, CaptainUnited States Army1973 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fayette County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Kentucky Defense Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
Kentucky Academy of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio SuperLawyers MagazineThe Big Guy2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of KentuckyBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kentucky Law Update SectionNegotiation Points2013
Kentucky Insurance Defense CounselEvaluation and Negotiation of Injury Claims2013