Henry E. Kinser

Senior Counsel

P 859-288-7602

F 859-259-0649


250 West Main Street

Suite 1600

Lexington, KY 40507

Henry Kinser is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team, and has served as chair of the Firm's Commercial Litigation practice and member of the Firm's Executive Committee.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of tort, insurance and business litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation.  He is an experienced trial lawyer with over 100 jury trials.

  • Representative Matters 
    • Counsel for banking institutions in lender liability litigation, including class actions and director liability claims.
    • Counsel for consumer loan institutions in defending various types of litigation, including class actions.
    • Counsel for life, health and property and casualty insurance companies in defending various types of litigation, including class actions and ERISA claims.
    • Counsel in arbitration matters involving securities brokerage firms.
    • Defense of accountant/auditor liability claims.
    • Represented both companies and individuals as plaintiffs in prosecuting claims.

    As the foregoing reveals, Mr. Kinser's representative clients span a wide range of business and professional entities.  Client comments include "You did a terrific job recommending a strategy and following through;" "We used your work as our role model;" "Go to counsel."

  • Honors 
    • Highest Professional Ratings by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
    • Appointed Master of the Bench of the Henry Clay American Inn of Court
    • Preferred counsel award from Coachmen Industries, Inc.
    • Life Fellow of Kentucky Bar Association
  • Professional Experience 
    • 1975-1993 managing partner of Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer, Henbree & Kinser
    • U.S. Army, 1969-1971, Military Intelligence, Defense Language Institute, Vietnam
  • Education 

    1973 - J.D., University of Kentucky

    1968 - B.A., Western Kentucky University

  • Presentations 

    Mr. Kinser's presentations include:  Toxic Torts, Anti-trust and Real Estate, The Art of Negotiation, Lender Liability and Bad Faith, Dispute Resolution by Mediation, Seven Habits of Successful Litigation Prevention, and Increasing Zone of Liability for In-house Counsel, Directors and Officers and Outside Counsel in Business Litigation.

  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • Fayette County, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
    • U.S. District Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Kentucky Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • American Association for Justice
    • Leadership Lexington Graduate
    • Bluegrass Angels
  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky
  • Civic Involvement 
    • Board of Directors of McConnells Springs
    • Advisory Board of Directors of 1st Southern National Bank
    • Past Board Member of the Volunteers of American and Board of Code Administration
    • Chair of Trustees of Crestwood Christian Church