Paul Hershberg
Paul Hershberg

Paul Hershberg

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Biography

For more than two decades, Paul has represented individuals and small businesses in state and federal courts in a wide range of commercial disputes, simple and complex.  Within the realm of general commercial litigation, Paul has extensive experience litigating insurance coverage disputes, including extra-contractual claims, partnership and corporate separations and related claims, construction disputes, and matters of governmental and sovereign immunity.  In addition to maintaining an active litigation practice, Paul is regularly retained by other attorneys to assist or lead in appellat cases, from briefing through oral arguments.  Paul also provides litigation management in complex matters, including consultation and guidance regarding the storage, preservation, and production of electronically stored information.

At both the trial and appellate levels, Paul is regarded by his peers and the bench as thorough, detail-oriented, prepared, diligent, and fair.  Paul has attained the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Louisville on several occasions by Louisville Magazine, and been selected a Kentucky Super Lawyer in every year since 2010.

When not working, Paul enjoys acquiring jazz records.

 

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1996
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. – 1991

Past Positions

  • Seiller Waterman LLC, Member, 2001 to 2015

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • AEP Industries, Inc. v. B.G. Properties, Inc., 533 S.W.3d 674 (Ky. 2017)
  • Ky. Emp. Ret. Sys. v. Seven Counties Svcs, Inc., 550 BR 741 (W.D. Ky. 2016)
  • In re Seven Counties Svcs, Inc., 511 BR 431 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2014)
  • Dugle ex rel. Dugle v. Norfolk Southern R. Co., 683 F.3d 263 (Ky. App. 2012)
  • Sae Biang Optical v. Kenmark Optical, Inc., 2012 WL 2354360 (6th Cir. 2012)
  • PNC Bank, Nat. Ass’n v. Fifth Third Bank, 2011 WL 336467 (Ky. App. 2011)
  • McDonald’s Corp. v. Ogborn, 309 S.W.3d 274 (Ky. App. 2009)
  • Sae Biang Optical v. Kenmark Optical, Inc., 2009 WL 3211083 (W.D. Ky. 2009)
  • Devasier v. James, 278 S.W.3d 625 (Ky. 2009)
  • Rastogi v. Amex Assur. Co., 2008 WL 5101676 (W.D. Ky. 2008)
  • Flooring Gallery, LLC v. Morel Const. Co., Inc., 2008 WL 4092864 (Ky. App. 2008)
  • Golden Foods, Inc. v. Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer Dist., 240 S.W.3d 679 (Ky. App. 2007)
  • 500 Associates, Inc. v. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, 204 S.W.3d 121 (Ky. App. 2006)
  • In re Lowenbraun, 453 F.3d 314 (6th Cir. 2006)
  • Jewell v. Household Life Ins. Co., 2006 WL 1228831 (W.D. Ky. 2006)
  • Foster v. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 189 S.W.3d 553 (Ky. 2006)
  • Lovelace v. Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, 2006 WL 307913 (Ky. App. 2006)
  • Stratton v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Families and Children, 182 S.W.3d 516 (Ky. 2006)
  • Brown v. Indiana Ins. Co., 184 S.W.3d 528 (Ky. 2005)
  • Louisville Metro Housing Authority v. Burns, 198 S.W.3d 147 (Ky. App. 2005)
  • Lumpkins ex rel Lumpkins v. City of Louisville, 157 S.W.3d 601 (Ky. 2005)
  • In re Commonwealth Institutional Securities, Inc., 394 F.3d 401 (6th Cir. 2005)
  • L.B. III v. Housing Authority of Louisville, 345 F.Supp.2d 725 (W.D. Ky. 2004)
  • L.B. III v. Housing Authority of Louisville, 344 F.Supp.2d 1009 (W.D. Ky. 2004)

Practice Areas

  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Shareholder, Corporate, and Employment Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Business Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1997
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2004

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2010 to 2020
  • Top Lawyer/Louisville, #3 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 2013 to 2016