Gregory A. Kendall

Partner

Greg litigates traumatic brain injuries and other complex personal injury and psychological injury claims as a member of the traumatic brain injury, commercial transportation, and products liability teams. His fluency with medical and scientific concepts enables him to evaluate risks and identify opportunities presented by cases with technical evidence and to develop strategies for using that evidence to clients’ advantage.

Greg’s approach to these one-of-a-kind complex-injury cases he handles is anything but boilerplate. He develops a detailed understanding of evidence and issues specific to each case; masters essential medical issues, methods, and terminology being addressed by opposing experts; undertakes a thorough analysis of medical causation; and crafts a detail-oriented strategy to leverage facts and law to determine how to translate the client’s best case to judge and jury. Greg’s depositions of opponents’ experts are guided by his case-specific approach, designed to support Daubert admissibility challenges, and informed by his significant experience with issues of neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessments, medication effects, and course of treatment in traumatic brain injury cases.

Greg regularly publishes and speaks to major industry organizations around the country on current issues in traumatic brain injury litigation. He consults with attorneys nationwide on expert witness selection, expert witness depositions, and preparation of pre-trial evidentiary motions on the admissibility of expert witness testimony and scientific evidence. As proof of Greg’s public speaking and advocacy skills, he argued a case before the Supreme Court of Ohio the day after his admission to the bar—and won.

Professional Details

Presentations & Articles

Awards and Recognition

  • SuperLawyers Ohio Rising Stars, 2019 - 2020

Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Denison University

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Publications

Presentations

  • Communicating Science in a Legal Setting: What to Expect When Called as an Expert Witness, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (November 2018)
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Claims: Unpacking the Science, Kentucky Defense Counsel, (Webinar, Feb. 27, 2018)
  • Evaluating and Litigating the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Claim, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Claims Conference (Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Feb. 7, 2018)
  • TBI 2.0: Recent Trends and Plaintiff Strategies to Increase Case Value in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation, Trucking Industry Defense Association Annual Seminar (Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 26, 2017)
  • University of Cincinnati Research Week 2017, Project: Citizen Science (April 19, 2017), invited panelist on issues in pseudoscience and science communication
  • Defending the Mild TBI Claim: Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging, Trucking Industry Defense Association Annual Seminar (Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 14, 2016)
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cincinnati Bar Association (Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2016)
  • TBI: From Ph.D. to J.D., Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys Personal Injury Seminar (Columbus, Ohio, Jun. 24, 2016)
  • A View From the Defense, North American Brain Injury Society 29th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury (Tampa, Florida, Apr. 9, 2016)
  • Effectively Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Claims, South Carolina Bar—Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation: Best Practices for Best Outcomes (Columbia, South Carolina, Oct. 23, 2015)
  • Generation-Y Jurors, Visual Evidence, and the “CSI Effect” in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, continuing education course for insurance claims examiners (Cleveland, Ohio, Jul. 2015)
  • Introduction to Brain Injury and Neuroimaging, Arkansas Trucking Association (Rogers, Arkansas, Sept. 17, 2014) 

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