Honors & Awards
Kentucky Super Lawyers® , 2010-2016 (General Litigation)
Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2020, 2024
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1986
Oxford University, Oxford England, Post-graduate
Bellarmine College, B.A., 1983
- Major: History
In his practice as a general litigator, David J. Kellerman relishes the opportunities he has to become well-versed in subjects he may not have encountered otherwise. From school dress codes to cab driving and beyond, he has hit the books to assist clients with a wide variety of legal matters in the fields of insurance defense, malpractice and professional liability defense, trucking and transportation litigation, estate and trust litigation, and more. David knows that when it comes to the stress and cost of litigation, clients need a dedicated guide. He is proud to serve in that role, exploring and explaining all the available options for his clients, as well as helping them to choose their battles wisely, even in the most complex or frustrating situations.
David brings his committed problem-solver’s approach to every issue that every client brings him. While his practice focuses primarily on matters such as prosecuting and defending personal injury and wrongful death cases, commercial landlord tenant disputes, will contests, attorney malpractice defense, accounting malpractice defense, commercial foreclosures, and quiet title actions, his more than three decades of practice have taken him to many other areas of the law, in both state and federal courts, and even to the Supreme Court of the United States. In any type of matter in any venue, clients count on David to listen to their needs and protect their legal interests, in or out of the courtroom, while he also helps them mitigate the disruption that legal issues may bring to their lives and businesses. Clients trust David because he values and prioritizes respect—for clients, for co-counselors, for the court, for opposing counsel, and for anyone else whom he may encounter. These values have been a constant for David throughout his career—and they have helped him to build a practice and reputation he is proud of.
Outside the office and courtroom, David is involved with the Louisville Bar Association, having served on the Board of Directors, and with the Louisville Bar Foundation, for which he served as a Fellow, helping to award grants to local organizations. Additionally, David is a parishioner of St. Albert the Great Church and a member of the Beech Spring Neighborhood Association.
Louisville Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011
Louisville Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2011
Kentucky Bar Association