LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – Dinsmore partners Barbara B. Edelman and J. Tanner Watkins, both graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Law, were recognized for their contributions to the legal profession at a reception Wednesday.
Edelman was inducted into the college’s hall of fame, while Watkins received the 2018 Young Professional award. Six other alumni were also honored at the event, which is hosted annually by the college’s alumni association.
Edelman is a member of Dinsmore’s board of directors and executive committee. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation and business disputes, including fiduciary duty claims, lender liability, fraud and negligent misrepresentation. She has tried more than 50 jury trials in state and federal courts and handled more than 30 appeals.
A member of the firm’s litigation department, Watkins has extensive experience in state and federal courts, having represented a variety of companies, including banks, financial advisors and trust companies in fiduciary litigation matters. He also represents a number of transportation companies and product manufacturers in personal injury, mass tort, and general tort matters, and his experience spans both trial courts and appellate courts.