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David L. Haney

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David HaneyDavid Haney is a graduate of Transylvania University, cum laude, with a double major in business administration and Spanish language and literature. While attending college, he had the opportunity to study Spanish business in Segovia, Spain, where he also completed an internship with a local real estate company. He received his J.D. from Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, competed on the National Tax Moot Court team, and completed a student clerkship with the Honorable Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert, Kentucky Supreme Court. Prior to joining GSB, he was part of a local civil defense firm where his practice included the defense of general civil liability claims and the defense of physicians and hospitals in large medical negligence actions.

David is a member of GSB’s Long Term Care and Business Litigation Groups. He has been recognized on the list of Kentucky Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

David was named to the 2017 list of “Forty Under 40” by Louisville Business First. David served as President of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL), a non-profit organization which provides leadership development, educational opportunities, and philanthropic support to nearly 1,000 of Louisville’s young professionals. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Greater Louisville Inc., Leadership Louisville, and the Louisville Downtown Partnership. David is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite program.

Although currently living in Louisville, David enjoys returning home to Nancy, Kentucky, especially in the fall, to help out at Haney’s Appledale Farm. The apple farm has been in his family for over 150 years. He is also an avid UK basketball fan and he enjoys traveling whenever possible.


  • Transylvania University, B.A., 2006
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 2010


  • Young Professionals Association of Louisville
    • President (2015-2016)
    • President-Elect (2014-2015)
    • Secretary, General Counsel, and Legal Committee Chair (2013-2014)
  • Greater Louisville Inc.
    • Board of Directors (2015-2016)
  • Leadership Louisville
    • Board of Directors (2015-2016)
  • Downtown Development Corporation
    • Board of Directors (2015-2016)


  • Insurance Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation/Medical Malpractice
  • Business/Commercial


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • The Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court (2013-2014)


  • The Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • The Supreme Court of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


  • Author:  Kentucky’s Convoluted Path to Fundamental Fairness for Tort Defendants
    • Common Defense, Spring/Summer 2016

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