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Joseph C. Souza

Louisville, Kentucky


Phone: 502.583.7400
              502.632.0165
              877.745.0315 (Toll Free)
Direct Fax: 502.403.1360
General Fax:  502.589.4168
jsouza@ackersonlegal.com

Bar Admissions:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1975
  • Kentucky, 1974
Education:
  • University of Louisville, School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, J.D., 1974
  • Honors: Delta Theta Phi 
  • University of Connecticut, Connecticut, B.S., Business, 1970
Representative Clients:
  • Dart Transportation
  • Anchor Insurance Company
Classes/Seminars:
  • Understanding Medical Language, 2002
  • Class Actions, 2001
  • Kentucky Insurance Law, 2001
  • Loss of Consortium Damages in Kentucky, 2000
  • Kentucky Insurance Law, 1998
  • Kentucky Insurance Law, 1996
  • Kentucky Insurance Law, 1995
  • Kentucky Insurance Update, 1993
  • Determining and Proving Damages in Kentucky, 1991
  • Personal Injury Litigation Practice in Kentucky, 1990
  • Key Issues in Kentucky Insurance, 1990
  • How to Evaluate and Settle Personal Injury Claims in Kentucky, 1989
  • Trial Practice Techniques - KATA Annual Conference
Honors and Awards:
  • University of Louisville - Law Alumni Board, 2003 - Present
  • LBA Ethic Committee - Division Chief, 1985 - 1988
  • LBA Ethic Committee - Member, 1979 - 1989
  • President of LBA Young Lawyers Committee, 1975 - 1976
  • President - Moot Court, 1973 - 1974
  • KBA House of Delegates
  • KBA Ad Hoc Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Contracts
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers Committee, 
    • Division Chief
    • Professional Responsibility Committee
    • 1982 - 1986
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Past Employment Positions:
  • Borowitz & Goldsmith, Partner, 2005 - 2007
  • Gardner Ewing and Souza, Partner, 1984 - 2004
  • Olson Baker and Souza, 1982 - 1984
  • Handmaker Weber Meyer and Rose, 1980 - 1982
  • Wallace Rice and Gordinier, 1976 - 1980
  • Clements O'Bryan and McDaniel, 1973 - 1976
Pro Bono Activities:
  • Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service, 1995 - 2008 
Ackerson & Yann, PLLC is a regional law firm located in Louisville, Kentucky.  We represent clients throughout the State of Kentucky, the Southeast and the Midwest.