Theodore “Ted” Walton

Ted Walton has been practicing law since 1999. He focuses on providing effective advocacy and personal attention to his clients’ goals and needs. On behalf of individuals, Ted handles catastrophic personal injury, professional negligence, consumer fraud, and employment cases. On behalf of his business clients, Ted handles a wide variety of commercial issues for both plaintiffs and defendants. In his plaintiffs work, Ted has helped secure over $40 million dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his individual and small business clients. Ted has also successfully defended his small business clients in disputes with former partners, other businesses, and employment claims.

Ted has been named a “Superlawyer” (top 5% in the state) by Thomas Reuters from 2013-2018, and is consistently recognized as one of Louisville’s top business litigators in peer group polls. He was recognized in Louisville Magazines Top Lawyers issue as a top lawyer in “bet the company litigation”.

Ted is known for being extremely selective in the cases he takes. He believes that our legal system plays an important role in creating a better, safer, and fairer world and that not everything should be litigated. The clients he represents frequently see beyond the disputes that have changed their lives, and want to ensure that no one else suffers as they have. Corporate rule breaking, the subordination of safety to profits, and unfair bias against particular groups of people are all too common. The threat of aggressive attorneys willing to put this kind of callous and irresponsible behavior in front of a jury not only helps get justice for an aggrieved party, but helps to prevent similar misconduct in the future. Aggressive advocacy not only helps the individual client, but it helps make a better, safer, fairer world.

Ted is a lifelong resident of Louisville. He is happily married and has two awesome sons who attend JCPS schools. Ted attended Earlham College in Richmond Indiana on a National Merit Scholarship. He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1999.

Ted is a founding partner in the firm of Adams • Landenwich • Walton. He left a mid-sized Louisville law firm in 2010 and joined several of his current partners in order to create a firm of distinguished courtroom advocates who are all fully dedicated to personal client attention. Ted handles cases all over the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Recent Verdicts

 Greenamyer v. Eifler, $13.4 million dollar jury verdict for breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with contract.

 

Blue Sky, Inc. v. Miller’s Lane Center,  $1.6 million dollar verdict for conversion and tortious interference with contract

 

Burge v. Appriss Inc, $980,000 verdict in breach of contract and fraud action.

 

Gentry v. Floyd County, $1.23 million class action settlement.

 

Recent Appellate Cases

 

McCann v. Sullivan Univ. Sys., Inc., 528 S.W.3d 331, 333 (Ky. 2017) (Represented employees in seeking class action certification for unpaid overtime wages.  The Kentucky Supreme Court held that Kentucky’s wage-hour law permits class actions for unpaid wages and overtime overturning several Kentucky Court of Appeals and Federal District Court decisions.

 

Cady v. Remington Arms Co., 665 F. App’x 413 (6th Cir. 2016) (represented employee who was terminated from his white-collar position when requesting accommodations for his disability).

 

EMSL Analytical, Inc. v. Clymer, No. 2017-SC-000167-MR, 2017 WL 3632915 (Ky. Aug. 24, 2017) (represented the Hulette family on claims of malpractice and laboratory and expert fraud).

 

Pulliam v. Monessen Hearth Sys. Co., No. 2013-CA-000138-MR, 2014 WL 3796206, at *1 (Ky. Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2014) (representing Emily Pulliam who reported workplace sexual harassment and the termination of her employment).

 

Dugle v. Norfolk S. R. Co., 683 F.3d 263 (6th Cir. 2012) (Plaintiff, a Deputy Sheriff, suffered a severe brain injury when a train operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway Company (Norfolk) struck the police cruiser that he was driving across a set of railroad tracks in Shelby County, Kentucky.  6thCircuit held fact issue of whether the crossing was ultrahazardous and whether train crew provided adequate warning prohibited summary judgment).

Areas of Practice

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best of Louisville - Louisville Magazine
  • NELA
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Justice Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association