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Benjamin Lee Kessinger III

Personal injury Attorney at Lexington, KY

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Lee Kessinger

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I handle all types of personal injuries for for individuals seriously injured in catastrophic accidents. In March of 2010, obtained a Fayette County jury verdict of $2,482,191 in wrongful death case arising from medical malpractice.

    31 years, 225 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    Represented physician/board members in Kentucky Supreme Court case on business judgment statute and alleged breach of fiduciary duties in Baptist Physicians Lexington, Inc. v. New Lexington, Clinic, P.S.C., 436 S.W.3d 189 (Ky. 2014).

    31 years, 350 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    I represent families due to wrongful death claims and received the first jury trial verdict in Kentucky to award loss of consortium damages to a surviving spouse in the amount of $750,000.

    31 years, 20 cases

Dedicated to meeting my clients’ objectives with a “hands-on” and individual approach. Over the last ten years, I have been personally involved in over 25 million dollars of personal injury verdicts or settlements. I have represented some of the largest companies in the country and also handled some of the most complex personal injury/catastrophic cases for families. I have the collective experience of working as a partner of a mega-firm, a partner in a medium size firm, holding positions as General Counsel and founding a technology company that was sold to a publicly traded company.   

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Kessinger Law Group
120 Kentucky Ave.
Suite 220
Lexington, KY, 40502

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Posted by Judson | August 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
78 Year Family Restaurant / Total Fire Loss
From the moment that my wife and I met and consulted with Lee Kessinger, we were highly confident that we were going to recover from our tragic loss. Mr. Kessinger worked diligently and protected us throughout our extensive lawsuit. He communicated with us on a daily/weekly basis to keep us informed and to ensure that nothing was overlooked. Mr. Kessinger is very experienced, prompt, and professional; he truly cares. My wife and I do not feel that the outcome of our lawsuit would have been as significant for us and our business had we not chosen Lee Kessinger. We are forever grateful for Lee Kessinger and Kessinger Law Group's services.
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Posted by Mary | August 8, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Fabulous Attorney
I brought to Mr. Kessinger a specific medical injury case involving my child. It was a complicated case. Not only did he review the my son's medical record himself, but he also had a physician review the record so at our first meeting, he was able to thoroughly explain the pros, cons and legal merits of my potential case. I highly recommend Benjamin Lee Kessinger as a thorough, professional attorney.
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Posted by Bob | August 1, 2018
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Served Commercial Contractor and Transactional services (Bob)
I have known Lee for over 38 years and he has served me as an attorney for over 15 years. He has represented me in the most professional manner. I commend him on his strategic direction and understanding my industry as a commercial contractor. His ethics are of the highest standards. His strategic direction, courtesy, knowledge and honesty have become very important to in my business matters. I have recommended him to others who have utilized his legal services and they have received excellent results. I will continue to use Lee in any and all my legal needs.
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Posted by JP | July 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Effective
Mr. Kessinger is a knowledgeable, compassionate, professional, and friendly attorney. He dedicates time and attention to address concerns in regards to legal needs. Many times I don’t know what we would have done without his direction and expertise.
Posted by Joe | July 25, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lee on a number of complex legal matters over many years. He is a first-rate attorney with years of experience working at a high level. Lee is particularly adept at analyzing difficult issues and formulating effective strategies for handling them on behalf of his clients. He is dedicated to his clients and is relentless in pursuit of their interests.
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Posted by Clint | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Litigation and general business matters
Mr. Kessinger has represented me and my companies on a variety of contractual matters. He has proven himself to be extremely responsive and knowledgable on each and every engagement. He is an excellent negotiator and litigator.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Manager Member
  • Kessinger Law Group, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Member/Partner
  • Kinkead & Stilz, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2015
  • CEO and General Counsel
  • Digital Freight, Inc.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Member/Partner
  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC
  • 1989 - 1999
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  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baptist Physicians Lexington, Inc. v. New Lexington, Clinic, P.S.C., 436 S.W.3d 189 (Ky. 2014)
  • McChesney et al. v. Center for Weight Loss Surgery et al.
  • Fayette County jury verdict of $2,482,191 in wrongful death case arising from medical malpractice.
  • Fifth Third Bank v. Waxman, 726 F.Supp.2d 742 (E.D.Ky. 2010)
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  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colon Cancer Screening Advisory Committee
  • Committee Member Appointed by Governor Steve Beshear
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • University of Kentucky
  • Fellow
  • 1998 - Present
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • University of Kentucky Fellows
  • Fellow
  • 1997 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Crestwood Christian Church
  • Deacon
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Crestwood Christian Church
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Crestwood Christian Church
  • Chair, Finance Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2004
  • World Trade Magazine
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention Committee
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Council of Logistics Management
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Fayette County Pro Bono Board
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Defense Research Insitute, Inc.
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1999
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2008
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Staff Member, Journal of Law and Mineral Policy
  • 1987 - 1989
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeiminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Provided written material for 2010 “Trial by Jury” sponsored by the Kentucky Justice Association for Kentucky State Fair presentation on first jury award case for loss of consortium damages to a surviving spouse in the amount of $750,000
  • 2010
  • HOBY Foundation
  • Presentation to HOBY Foundation
  • 2002
  • Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Chair, Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention (2001)
  • 2001
  • Leadership Lexington
  • Presentation to Leadership Lexington
  • 2000
  • Lexington Forum Monthly Meeting
  • Right to Work
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I serve as the general counsel for a national Bank and I have hired Lee to represent the Bank in various matters. I have also recommended Lee to several individuals and corporations when I have been asked for a referral. Lee has actually represented several of my referrals and each case resulted in success. I do not hesitate to refer Lee as an attorney due to his proven success and dedication to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lee for may years. Not only does he have an excellent reputation among fellow layers he is one of the best litigators I have seen. His ability to grasp the facts of a case and distill them into an easily understood presentation and compelling argument in favor of his client is outstanding."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Lee took a very difficult case another attorney dropped after he saw the police report and after doing a phenomenal job of finding the best experts to support the case he obtained a settlement . His work on the case was stellar and I highly recommend him. He will go above and beyond to help his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend and endorse Mr. Kessinger. He is an excellent litigator and trial attorney. He works very hard for his clients and has the skills to deliver great outcomes and results."
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Lexington Personal injury Lawyer Benjamin Lee Kessinger III
Benjamin Lee Kessinger III
Personal injury Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 34 years
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