C. Patrick Fulton

C. Patrick Fulton

Patrick was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1960 and is a fourth-generation attorney. He graduated from Central High School in 1978, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1982 and then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1985.

Patrick was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1985 and is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is also a member of the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a past Chairman of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation section and has been a frequent seminar speaker on Kentucky Workers’ Compensation issues.

Patrick married Linda Fulton in 2005 and they have a combined family with six children and several grandchildren. Patrick’s hobbies include squash, bicycling and hiking.

 


Biographical Information:

Born and resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Education:

University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, Kentucky
Juris Doctor

1983 — 1985

Chase College of Law
Highland Heights, Kentucky
(Transferred to U.K.)

1982 — 1983

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts

1978 — 1982

Professional Experience:

Fulton, Devlin & Powers LLC
Louisville, Kentucky

1987 — Present

Ferreri & Fogle
Louisville, Kentucky

Partner (1994 - 1997)
Associate (1990 - 1993)

1990 — 1997

Woodward, Hobson & Fulton
Louisville, Kentucky

Associate (1985 - 1990)

1985 — 1990

Professional Memberships:

Kentucky Bar Association

Workers' Compensation Section

1985 — Present

Louisville Bar Association

1985 — 1990. 1997 — Present

United States District Court —

Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky

1985 — Present

United States Court of Appeals —

Sixth Circuit

1985 — Present

Professional Activities & Accomplishments:

Pike County Bar Association Summer Seminar

Guest Speaker

1994, 1995

University of Louisville Carl A. Warns Labor Law Symposium

Guest Speaker

1996

Brown-Forman Workers' Compensation Update Seminar

Guest Speaker

1997

KBA Workers' Compensation Section Seminars

Guest Speaker

1993, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015

University of Kentucky College of Law

Guest Speaker, 16th Biennial Workers' Compensation Institute

2006

Comp Ed, Inc.

Board of Directors

1997 — 2003

Rated "AV" for Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell®

2014 — Present

Selected for The Best Lawyers in America®

Under Specialty of Workers' Compensation Defense

2013 — Present

Published Decisions:

American Bakeries Co. v. Hatzell, 771 S.W.2d 478 (Ky. 1989)

Kentucky Harlan Coal Co. v. Holmes, 872 S.W.2d 446 (Ky. 1994)

Derr Const. Co. V. Bennett, 873 S.W.2d 824 (Ky. 1994)

American Standard v. Boyd, 873 S.W.2d 822 (Ky. 1994)

Heartland Health Care Center v. Maupin, 887 S.W.2d 553 (Ky. 1994)

American Standard v. Stinson, 888 S.W.2d 330 (Ky. 1994)

Staples, Inc. v. Konvelski, 56 S.W.3d 412 (Ky. 2001)

Burton v. Foster Wheeler Corp., 72 S.W.3d 925 (Ky. 2002)

Brown-Forman Corp. v. Upchurch, 127 S.W.3d 615 (Ky. 2004)

Unpublished Appellate Decisions:

Kelvin Corp. v. Nava-Garcia, 2010-CA-001362-WC (2011)

Logsdon v. Lear Corporation, 2012-CA-000715-WC (2013)

Louisville Transportation Co. v. Newman, 2014-CA-000154-WC, 2014-CA-000279-WC (2014)

Corbett v. Maker’s Mark Distillery, 2015-SC-000168-WC (2016)

Morris v. Naegle Outdoor Advertising, 2018-CA-001111-WC (2019)

Community Activities:

YMCA Center for Youth Alternatives Board of Directors

Internal Finance Chair (1990 — 1993)
Board Chair (1993 — 1995)
Endowment Committee Chair (1997 - 1998)

1990 — 1997

Kentucky Squash Racquets Assoc. Board of Directors

President (2003 — 2005)
Vice President (2015 — 2019)

2001 — Present