James G. Fogle

Partner/Owner

502-582-1381 Office
jfogle@fkplaw.com

Louisville, KY

"The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall." Vince Lombardi

Jim Fogle may tell you that his greatest assets are an inquiring mind and a very good memory. His clients may tell you that he is a disciplined attorney, perhaps one of the most experienced and effective advocates in the Commonwealth. His colleagues are more likely to describe a motivator, an educator, and the kind of teammate whose presence makes everyone else perform better. Regardless of how Mr. Fogle crossed your path, most people would agree that their lives are better for having known him.

In his youth, he milked a cow and walked two miles to Middleburg Grade School in Casey County. This work ethic, drive, persistence, and humble appreciation for education carries with Mr. Fogle throughout his law practice. Any given day, he provides analysis and advice, answers legal questions, presents continuing education programs, identifies issues and defenses, locates and obtains evidence, develops witnesses, and represents clients to Administrative Law Judges, Workers’ Compensation Boards, and Courts of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court.

Jim Fogle does more than advocate for his clients. He humbly educates everyone he meets, in hopes that he can help them grow. He has assisted numbers of claim adjusters understand the law so that they can enjoy successful careers. He continuously educates clients about the legal process, so they can take comfort in understanding what to expect. Mr. Fogle is simply dedicated to improving everyone around him, and takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge to help his clients, colleagues, and community.

 

Appointments :

1991 – 1994 Appointed by Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson as a member of the Petroleum Storage Tank Environmental Assurance Fund Commission

1998 – 2002 Appointed by Governor Paul E. Patton as member of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission

2002 – 2006 Re-appointed by Governor Paul E. Patton as a member of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission

2006 – 2010 Re-appointment by Governor Ernie Fletcher a member of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission

Memberships :

Kentucky Bar Association

Worker’s Compensation Section – Treasurer ( 1988 )- President ( 1989 )

Louisville Bar Association

American Bar Association

Honors : 

Inducted into the American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers – March 2008

Louisville Magazine – Best Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, 2008

Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc

University of KY Bi-Annual Workers Compensation Planning Committee Member – 1998-2014

Publications : 

Co-Editor, “Worker’s Compensation Review”  published by Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1989-1992

Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky,  published in 1991 by the University of Kentucky; authored chapter on Prehearings and Hearings

Workers‘ Compensation in Kentucky, published in 1995 by the University of Kentucky; co-authored chapter on benefits and calculations

Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky ,  published in 2002 by the University of Kentucky; authored chapter on average weekly wage

Employment Law in Kentucky, 2nd Edition Practice Handbook, published by the University of Kentucky in 2004, authored chapter on Workers’ Compensation

Employment Law in Kentucky, 3rd Edition Practice Handbook, published by the University of Kentucky in 2006, authored chapter on Workers’ Compensation

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Decision Manual , published by the University of Kentucky in 2003, authored the entire publication

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Decision Manual , 2nd Edition,  published by the University of Kentucky in 2003, authored the entire publication

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Decision Manual, 3rd Edition, published by the University of Kentucky in 2006, authored the entire publication

Exclusive Remedy in the New Millennium, Kentucky Bench & Bar, published by the Kentucky Bar Association, September 2008 volume

Presentations : 

University of Kentucky Bi-annual Workers’ Compensation Institute, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996-98, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Louisville Claims Managers’ Conference 1981, 1985-90. 1992-98

Chase College of Law Workers’ Compensation Legal Seminars Bowling Green, Louisville, Danville  1982

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Workers’ Compensation Seminar Pikeville, 1984

Governor’s Council on Safety and Health – Louisville, 1985; Louisville, 1993, 1996, and 1997

Kentucky Bar Association Seminars – Bahamas, 1986, Covington, 1987, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1987, Lucaya, Bahamas, 1988, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Owensboro and Lexington, 1990, Acapulco, Mexico, 1991, Freeport, 1992, Paradise Island, 1994, San Diego, 1995, Bahamas, 2008

Lorman Educational Services – Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, 2000, 2001, and 2002

PESI Educational Services – Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2011

Council on Education In Management – Workers’ Compensation Seminar, 2003

SES, Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky, 2003

IAIABC Delegate to Annual Conference in New York, 1980

Federal Black Lung Defense Group in Washington, D. C. 1982- 84, 1991; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987

Pike County Bar Association Seminar – Myrtle Beach, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, and 1998

Chase College of Law – Workers’ Compensation classes and Practice of Law classes; 1992-98

Fogle Keller Purdy – Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar: 1989-2012

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association (KWCEA) Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar: 2007-11

Kentucky Self-Insured Employers Association Annual Seminar – 2012-2015

 

Areas of Expertise:
College Attended: Morehead State University
College Degree Earned: Pre-Law Degree
Law School Attended: Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Bar Membership: KY
Bar Year: 1978