Mr. Noble handles all aspects of civil litigation with a strong focus on insurance defense, including bad faith, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, trucking, motor vehicle accident, UM, UIM, and other personal and commercial lines bodily injury cases. Mr. Noble completed his undergraduate and legal studies at the University of Kentucky. Since graduating law school, Mr. Noble has dedicated his entire practice to civil litigation.
Senior Associate, Walters Richardson, PLLC, Lexington, Kentucky
Associate, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston , LLP, Lexington, Kentucky / Washington, D.C.,
Associate, Landrum & Shouse LLP, Lexington, Kentucky
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY, Juris Doctor, 2012
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2008
Commonwealth of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Executive Committee Member, Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Communications Committee Chair, Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Member, Kentucky Bar Association
Health Law Section Member, American Bar Association
Litigation Section Member, American Bar Association
Law Practice Division Member, American Bar Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Bluegrass Claims Association
Member, Claims Litigation Management Alliance
Awards and Designations
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2017
Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Outstanding Committee Member 2016
November 2018, Powell County, KY: Henson v. Estate of Turner and Bowling Trucking. Melissa Richardson and David Noble successfully obtained a unanimous defense verdict on liability on behalf of their clients, Bowling Trucking and the Estate of Charles Turner, in Powell Circuit Court. Mr. Turner was driving down the Mountain Parkway when he entered a significant fog area. This fog was exacerbated by smoke from area wildfires. There was a warning sign at the top of the Mountain advising drivers of the potential for reduced visibility. Mr. Turner slowed as a result. He driving his loaded coal truck down the mountain at approximately 15-20 mph when he came upon two vehicles that were stopped in the roadway ahead of him. The physical evidence shows that he made a hard braking maneuver and started to veer to the left to avoid these vehicles. While in the process of responding to these vehicles, Mr. Turner was rear-ended by three vehicles. The first vehicle to impact Mr. Turner’s coal truck struck it so hard that the back of the trailer came open and coal started pouring onto the vehicle and the roadway. The lone plaintiff who proceeded to trial was driving the vehicle that first impacted Mr. Turner’s coal truck. He alleged he was being careful and that, but for Mr. Turner stopping in the roadway, he would not have been injured. Evidence showed that the Plaintiff was going 55 mph at the time of impact and 70 mph just two seconds before impact. Despite a significant crash, Plaintiff had relatively minor injuries. Nevertheless, he asked the jury for more than one million dollars in damages to compensate him for his pain and suffering. Video footage of the road conditions was secured during the course of the litigation from a first-responder who had a dash camera. The jurors were able to see that the conditions on the roadway became progressively worse, which was echoed by the testimony of nearly all fact witnesses. As a result, the jury determined Mr. Turner had not acted improperly as alleged by Plaintiff. The Voice.
September 2018, Fayette County, KY: Johnny Doe v. Kids House, et. al. Melissa Richardson and David Noble successfully defended their clients, a daycare, its owner, and its director. A daycare employee was in an altercation with a ten year old student. The student struck her in the eye. She angrily left the student, returned 23 seconds later, and struck the student several times. The entire encounter was captured on videotape. Prior to trial, the Court dismissed claims for vicarious liability, negligent hiring, negligent training, negligent retention, and negligent supervision on Summary Judgment. At the close of Plaintiffs’ case, the Court granted a Directed Verdict Motion for the $500,000 claim of emotional distress. The Court agreed that Plaintiffs had not provided sufficient expert or medical testimony to support the claim. Plaintiff still claimed $175,000 in pain and suffering and $500,0000 in punitive damages. Just prior to closing arguments, Plaintiffs requested to settle the case the amount that had been offered 14 months prior at mediation and reiterated through an Offer of Judgment that was filed shortly after mediation.