Robinson and Havens, PSC is a seven lawyer firm located in Lexington, Kentucky. Our practice is focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals and health care professionals in all courts, both state and federal, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We also defend health care professionals before the Kentucky boards of professional licensure.

Born Lorain, Ohio. Admitted to Ohio Bar, 1988; Kentucky Bar 1994; admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and Northern District of Ohio. Preparatory education: Kent State University (B.S. 1985); Legal education, University of Akron (J.D. 1988). National and Regional Moot Court, 1987-1988. Member: Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations; Kentucky Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute, Inc.

Since 1988, Mr. Robinson’s practice has focused on medical malpractice defense. With 90 medical malpractice jury trials, Mr. Robinson has won 82 of those trials. Six cases resulted in losses, including a plaintiffs’ verdict with an award of one dollar. Two cases resulted in hung juries. A frequent speaker, both to medical and legal associations, Mr. Robinson co-authored a text on medical-legal issues in The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Professionals, Parthenon Publishing Group (2002).

Mr. Robinson was named Attorney of the Month in July 2013 by Attorney at Law Magazine. He has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 through 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the 2011 through 2020 editions of Kentucky’s Best Lawyers. Mr. Robinson was selected for membership as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Kentucky in 2017 by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is designated one of Kentucky’s Top Attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine for the years 2011 through 2020. Mr. Robinson is A-V Rated Preeminent for 17 years by Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

In January 2020, Mr. Robinson accepted membership into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as an Advocate. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and is limited to a select number of attorneys in the United States. Advocate membership (the highest level of membership) in ABOTA is limited to those lawyers who have tried at least 50 civil jury trials and who have demonstrated high personal character and an honorable reputation.

Born Ashland, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2003. Preparatory education, University of Kentucky (B.B.A. 2000); Legal education, University of Kentucky (J.D. 2003). Adam is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

Since 2005, Adam has focused his practice in the area of professional negligence defense with a concentration on defending physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers. Adam is a member of the Kentucky Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute (“DRI”), an international organization of attorneys defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. He was designated one of Kentucky’s Top Attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine for the years 2016 and 2017. He was designated a Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star from 2016 through 2019. Recognized by 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for 2019 and 2020. Mr. Havens is A-V rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Shannon M. Naish was born in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1997. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Washington. Shannon was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1997 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations; Member of the Kentucky Defense Council; Defense Research Institute, Inc. Since 2001, he has concentrated his practice in medical malpractice defense and professional malpractice defense. In addition to his civil litigation practice, Shannon has represented a diverse range of health care professionals, including dentists, physicians and nurses, before State Licensure Boards. His clients have also included the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

Born in Ashland, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2013. Preparatory education, University of Kentucky (B.A. 2008); Legal education, University of Dayton School of Law (J.D. 2013). Member Fayette County Bar Association; Kentucky Bar Association; Member of the Kentucky Defense Council; Defense Research Institute, Inc.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2002. Admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Preparatory Education: University of Kentucky (B.A. 1997). Legal education: University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D. 2002). Member: Kentucky Bar Association, Fayette County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Inc.

Courtney Rosser Soltis was born in Maysville, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2016. She graduated from Thomas More College with a B.A. in Psychology in 2012 and University of Kentucky College of Law in 2015. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Fayette County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Inc., the Central Kentucky American Inns of Court and the Junior League of Lexington. Member of Fayette and KY Bars: Admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky. Admitted to Kentucky Bar, 2011. Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky. Member of Defense Research Institute, Inc. Preparatory education, University of Kentucky (B.A. 2008); Legal education, Salmon P. Chase College of Law (J.D. 2011). Member Fayette County Bar Association; Kentucky Bar Association.

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Our practice is focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals and health care professionals in all courts, both state and federal, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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