OLDFATHER LAW FIRM
1330 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Ann Oldfather is the principal of OLDFATHER LAW FIRM, a firm concentrating in plaintiffs' litigation. Ann has practiced law for over 40 years, after graduating magna cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in December, 1975, as first in her class. Ann enjoys litigating complex cases in diverse areas of law, provided she can represent someone whose rights need protecting. Her significant cases have included a record verdict against McDonald's Corporation (sexual abuse strip-search litigation), a record verdict in commercial litigation against a Fortune 500 company (for destroying the goodwill of a local business), two record verdicts for medical malpractice litigation in Kentucky, and spearheading the decade-plus litigation for employment claims against the City of Louisville by its firefighters (during the course of which her clients have recovered in excess of $34M and still counting). Ann also loves appellate work, and she has been sole or lead appellate counsel (both on the briefs and at argument) in literally dozens of appellate cases. Ann reversed prior precedent and convinced the Kentucky Supreme Court to allow children to pursue loss of consortium claims on the negligent death of a parent. Ann is proud of her role in the Vioxx multi-district litigation where she and her firm single-handedly established general causation for plaintiffs with venous injuries from the use of Vioxx.
Ann has been listed in the BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA since 1993, and is now listed in seven separate categories, the highest number of individual listings in this prestigious publication. Ann is regularly a top vote-getter in Kentucky Super Lawyers, and has always been in the top ten from inception of the publication. Ann was inducted in the International Academy of Trial Attorneys in April, 2004. Ann's proudest achievements are being the recipient of the 2001 Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer of the Year award from the Kentucky Association for Justice, and her membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates.