Darryl S. Lavery


Darryl Lavery has over two decades of extensive broad-based civil defense litigation, including product liability matters, personal injury litigation, professional negligence claims, and commercial property damage claims, as well as experience defending railroads. He was a former Judge for the Jefferson Circuit Court, Division Two, where he managed a docket of over 200 felony cases and over 800 civil cases involving contract law, real property law, employment and labor law, regulatory laws, and tort law.

He focuses his practice on complex litigation involving highly focused, technical subject matters including the following:

Court Admissions

Representative Experience

  • Managed a broad-based civil defense litigation caseload primarily representing businesses of all sizes, including large corporate clients
  • Advised retail businesses in sexual assault matters, employment matters, and premises liability claims
  • Served as trial counsel in numerous state and federal jury trials and multiple oral arguments before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court

Licensed In

  • Kentucky


  • J.D. Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • B.A. The Catholic University of America


  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisville Forum

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Louisville, KY – Darryl S. Lavery has joined the Louisville office of Steptoe & Johns...

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