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Thomas Kerrick, Mediator, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Thomas Kerrick

Kerrick Bachert, PSC
2445 Nashville Road
Suite B1
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Tel: 270 200 4975
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Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced1998
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/6/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Tom began trying insurance defense cases almost immediately upon graduation from law school in May of 1980. In fact, he was sworn in early so he could try his first jury trial in October of 1980.  Tom quickly developed a reputation as a trial lawyer, trying all types of cases ranging from automobile/trucking accidents, construction issues, employment matters, insurance claims for and against insurance companies, local governments/municipalities, premises liability, professional malpractice and wrongful death. Tom's reputation for relating to jurors encouraged other attorneys to refer clients with personal injury claims to him. Tom has successfully represented clients on both sides of the courtroom and sincerely believes that trying cases from both perspectives allows him to more thoroughly and objectively guide his clients through litigation. Tom's experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, combined with his reputation for reasonableness, has lead to a successful practice as a mediator.

Tom received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell at a relatively young age and has been the senior partner in his law firm for 25 plus years .  He still spends the majority of his professional time in an active litigation practice and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers.

He has been active in the Kentucky Bar Association by serving on the Board of Governors from 2012 to 2018 and then becoming an officer in the KBA and ultimately serving as President of the Kentucky Bar Association from 2020 to 2021. He has served as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court and was fortunate to write the opinion. Tom is a proud and active alumnus for the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as a Director on the College of Law Alumni Board and then served as President to the Alumni Association from 1997-2000. Tom has been active in the Bowling Green community by serving on various boards, including Crimestoppers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Rotary and Leadership Bowling Green Alumni Association. Additionally, Tom has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1980
  • University of Kentucky
    • B.S. - 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, President, 2020
  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Board, President, 1997 to 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Bowling Green and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trail Advocates, Advocate
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Kentucky Justice Association

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