Lobbying Affiliate: MML&K Government Solutions
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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022-2024 (Appellate Practice)
  • A. M. Best Client Recommended, 2018 

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


Kentucky, 2002 

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2003

U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2003

U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2004

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2003

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court, 2005


Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, J.D., Cum Laude, 2001

Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, B.A., Cum Laude, 1997


Chris Gadansky sees litigation like a game of chess—it demands the ability to think two (or three, or four) steps ahead of your opponent. For Chris’s practice, this level of strategy and foresight is key—he knows well that every move will have a far-reaching impact on the defensive legal strategies his clients need. The primary focus of Chris’s practice is public sector and municipal liability defense, but he additionally assists clients in the realms of insurance defense, commercial and business litigation, and appellate practice.

Chris values the opportunity to help his clients share their side of the story—because there’s always more to a situation than meets the eye. Chris handles a variety of matters for his clients in the public sector, including claims involving use of force, false arrest, malicious prosecution, negligence, failure to train, failure to supervise, wrongful death, open records, open meetings, whistleblower, employment, and alleged violations of civil rights under the United States Constitution. Chris provides his clients with care, respect, and a listening ear so he can build a relationship of mutual trust and communication in order to gain an understanding of their unique situation and provide realistic, well-grounded legal advice. In the courtroom, Chris’s approach is civil and levelheaded—not overly aggressive or bombastic. His ultimate goal is to help his clients solve their problems in such a way that they may avoid similar issues in the future and become better at what they do in the process.

When he’s not working with clients, Chris enjoys playing guitar and poker, collecting fine bourbons, and talking about film, classic cars, and WWII history. He also spends his time as a coach and a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Matthews Baseball League and as a coach at Holy Trinity Parish School. He is passionate about teaching kids and young people the sport of baseball, developing talent, and helping kids who otherwise may not be able to afford playing the sport an opportunity to do so equal to that of any other child.

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer, Defense Litigation, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 2010



Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2002-Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member , 2002-Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2002-Present
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