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Jeffery T. Barnett has extensive experience in a wide variety of civil litigation with an emphasis on health care issues, including the defense of hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in professional liability claims. He also assists clients with matters involving product liability, certificate of need, credentialing, licensing, and HIPAA issues. His clients include individuals and entities throughout Kentucky including hospitals, academic medical centers, long-term care facilities, and physician practice groups.
Mr. Barnett holds an AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating in Medical Malpractice, Health Care and Litigation from Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor that is subject to a rigorous peer-review process. In 2007, Mr. Barnett was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky as a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Prior to establishing Barnett, Benvenuti & Butler, PLLC, Mr. Barnett was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher to serve as both Deputy General Counsel for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as well as Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Health Policy. Among other things, he was principally responsible for modifications to the State Health Plan and the administration of Kentucky’s Certificate of Need process.
Before his service with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Mr. Barnett was a partner in the Lexington office of Stoll Keenon & Park (now Stoll Keenon Ogden) where he was a member of the firm’s Litigation and Health Care Law departments.
Mr. Barnett is a graduate of Centre College (B.A., History and Government) and the University of Louisville School of Law (J.D., cum laude) where he was a member of the Brandeis Honor Society, the Journal of Family Law, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Mr. Barnett is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at events throughout Kentucky regarding a variety of legal and health care issues including medical malpractice litigation as well as the analysis and use of medical records. He previously served as a faculty member of the New Lawyers Seminars sponsored by the Kentucky Bar Association and attended by all new members of the Kentucky Bar. Mr. Barnett has authored numerous articles regarding a variety of health care issues.
Mr. Barnett is admitted to practice before all courts in Kentucky as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He is a member of the Fayette County, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations as well as the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America and the Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc.
Mr. Barnett is a certified mediator. He frequently mediates disputes involving health care issues as well as commercial litigation and other business transactions.