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Barbara's practice concentrates in insurance law. She advises both health and property and casualty insurers on regulatory issues arising under state and federal law, including: administrative hearings, licensure and general requirements of insurance laws. She also advises both insurers and insureds regarding coverage and policy interpretation.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Kentucky Association of Health Plans, Inc. v. Miller, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Insurance, co-counsel for the Kentucky Association of Health Plans in case decided by United States Supreme Court, April 2, 2003
  • Amicus submitted on behalf of American Association of Health Plans, Inc. and Health Insurance Association of America, Inc. in Southeastern United Medigroup, Inc. v. A.B. Chandler, et al., No. 96-SC-846, filed in Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Health Maintenance Organization Association of Kentucky, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, challenge to provider tax imposed by House Bill 1, 1993 extraordinary session, as applied to HMO's
  • Health Maintenance Organization Association of Kentucky, Inc. v. Kentucky Health Purchasing Alliance, challenge to portions of House Bill 250


  • The Best Lawyers in America® Louisville Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2017
  • Named to Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Insurance Law, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2018, in the fields of Health Care Law and Insurance Law
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges®, 1981


Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Louisville and American Bar Association
  • The Society of CPCU, National and Kentucky Chapter

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Louisville School of Law, Basic Legal Skills, National Moot Court, Partnership & Agency Law, Selected Problems in Civil Procedure, Remedies and Advanced Trial Practice
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Louisville, Center for Continuing Education, in conjunction with Louisville Society of CPCU, "The Legal Environment of Insurance," CPCU 6
  • CPCU, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, 1987
  • Brandeis Society
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Family Law, 1980-1981

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors of Alliance of Community Hospices and Palliative Care, 2002-2007
  • Member, University of Louisville Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Board, 2002-2005
  • President, University of Louisville Law School Alumni Council, 2000-2001
  • Member, University of Louisville Law School Alumni Council, 1995-2001


Contributions & Published Works

  • "Legislative Update and New Developments in the Health Law Field," co-author, appears as Chapter One of Kentucky Health Law, 3d. Ed., University of Kentucky, 2000
  • "Healthcare Reform in Kentucky: Setting the Stage for the Twenty First Century?" principal author, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Vol 27, No. 2, 2000
  • "Managed Care at the Crossroads - Can Managed Care Organizations Survive Government Regulation?" co-author, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Institute for Health Law, in Annals of Health Law, Fall, 1998




  • "Attorneys' Fee Arrangements," sponsored by Louisville Bar Association, November 2006
  • "Health Care and End of Life Issues," sponsored by Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, Frankfort, June 2005
  • Presenter, "HIPAA - New Developments," Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters, Lexington and Louisville, March 2005
  • Seminar Lecturer on HIPAA and Related Privacy Issues, Midwest/Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, University of Kentucky, College of Law, 2004
  • Seminar presenter in April 2003, "HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules," sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Lexington, Kentucky
  • Seminar presenter in February 2003, "HIPAA Implementation: Beyond the Basics," sponsored by Lorman Business Center, Inc. at Louisville, Kentucky
  • Seminar presenter in June 2002, "Understanding and Implementing the Privacy Regulations and Transactional Code Set Standards," sponsored by Lorman Business Center, Inc. at Louisville, Kentucky
  • Seminar presenter in September 2001, "An Overview of HIPAA Privacy Regulation," co-sponsored by Greater Louisville, Inc. and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
  • "Managed Care in the New Millennium," January, 2001, sponsored by KMGMA at Louisville, Kentucky
  • "Arbitration in Managed Care," sponsored by ABA Health Law Section, July, 2000 at London, England
  • Seminar lecturer in September, 1999, "Medicare - Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Compliance," sponsored by KAHSA
  • Seminar lecturer, "Managed Care Regulations," co-sponsored by ABA and AAHP, Tucson, Arizona, April, 1999
  • Seminar lecturer in January, 1999, update on HIPAA and Balanced Budget Act, sponsored by Lorman Business Center, Inc. at Louisville, Kentucky
  • "Managed Care Regulation," presented at seminar on "Fundamentals of Managed Care," co-sponsored by ABA and AAHP, April 1998, at St. Petersburg, Florida
  • "Welfare Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA and Recent Changes in Health Care Law," presented by Mary G. Eaves and Barbara Reid Hartung, Louisville Bar Association, Summer 1997
  • Federal Law Update, Kentucky Bar Association Regional Bar Meetings, September 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Presentation at July 18, 1996 seminar on Kentucky Health Care Reform, Louisville, Kentucky
  • "Kentucky Health Care Reform," Lorman Business Center, Inc., presented October 25, 1995
  • "Revolutionary Changes by the Federal Courts," Kentucky Bar Association, presented August 1995
  • "Kentucky Health Care Reform," Louisville Chamber of Commerce, presented June 29, 1995
  • "Directors and Officers Liability Insurance for Non-Profit Corporations," presented August 10, 1995 and February 27, 1991, seminars sponsored by Louisville Bar Association and Metro United Way
  • "Overview of House Bill 250," Kentucky's 1994 Health Care Reform Legislation, presented Summer 1994, at seminar sponsored by Louisville Chamber of Commerce
  • "Attorney Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product Doctrine," seminar presented for Louisville Bar Association, 1993
  • "Ethical Issues in Dealing with Other Peoples' Money," presented April and October 1992, sponsored by Louisville CLE Institute
  • "Annual Insurance Law Updated," presented September, 1988, sponsored by Louisville Bar Association



Randolph Macon Women's College, 1965
University of Louisville, B.A., History, cum laude, 1967
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981

  • Kentucky, 1981
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1981
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1982
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1982
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