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Kirkland, Cain & Horn, PLLC
300 Whitaker Bank Building
305 Ann Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-1100Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 502-223-1200
Fax: 502-227-7385
E-Mail: kirkland@mmlklaw.com
www.mmlklaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1100, Frankfort, KY 40602-1100
Established: 1963

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Casualty Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Investigation and Adjustment
  • Administrative Law
  • General Litigation
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About Us
Founded in 1963 by W. Terry McBrayer in Greenup, Kentucky, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland has grown to a full-service firm with a state-wide and regional practice. The firm has 60 attorneys with offices in Greenup, Lexington, Frankfort and Louisville, Kentucky. The Frankfort office opened in the early 1980's. The firm has a very broad range of clientele, including Fortune 500 companies and national financial institutions, together with local businesses throughout Kentucky. Although the experience of each office is diverse, the Frankfort office practices extensively in the areas of insurance defense, administrative law and creditors' rights. The Frankfort office also has a full-time Governmental Relations department to effectively represent the interests of clients before the General Assembly and state agencies. The firm is Kentucky's exclusive representative in the State Capital Law Firm Group, a consortium of fifty law firms, each with an office in its state capital. Member firms of the State Capital Law Firm Group practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.
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Additional Locations
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
Main and Harrison Streets
P.O. Box 280 (41144-0280)
Greenup, Kentucky 41144-0280
Telephone: 606-473-7303
Fax: 606-473-9003
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
201 East Main Street, Suite 900
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Telephone: 859-231-8780
Fax: 859-231-6518
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 110
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Telephone: 502-327-5400
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Bankers Life Assurance Company of FloridaAmerican Family Insurance Company
American Republic Insurance CompanyAmerican Specialty Insurance Company
American United Life Insurance CompanyAtlantic American Corp.
Clarendon National Insurance CompanyCNA Insurance Company
Equity Insurance CompanyGlobe American Casualty Company
Globe Life and Accident Insurance CompanyGoAmerica Auto Insurance
Great West Casualty CompanyGrocers Insurance Company
Hamilton Mutual Insurance CompanyHome Insurance Company
Kemper Insurance CompaniesKentucky National Insurance Company
K & K Insurance CompanyLincoln National Health & Casualty Insurance Company
Lloyd'sMadison Mutual Insurance Company
MetLife Auto & Home GroupMidwest Family Mutual Insurance Company
Phoenix Life and Annuity CompanyReliance Standard Life Insurance Company
Republic Insurance CompanyRepublic Western Insurance Company
Sentry Insurance Group21st Century Insurance Company
United American Insurance CompanyWestern Surety Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Baine Clark Company, Inc.Begley Managment Company, Inc.
Branch Banking and Trust CompanyBSI Financial Services
CU Factory Built Lending a division of SACUDitech Financial LLC
Ernst and Young, LLPInvestment Corporation of America
Kentucky Christian UniversityKenvirons, Inc.
Lincoln National BankTrailer Marketing, Inc.
21st Mortgage CorporationVanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.
Varsity Spirit Corporation
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Watson Clay — (1908-1985)
W. Terry McBrayer
Frankfort, KY
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1962
Additional Biographical Details:
Kentucky House of Representatives, 1966-1975; Speaker, Pro Tem, 1968-1969; Majority Leader, 1970-1971
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky, Fayette County and Greenup County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Morehead State University, B.S., 1959
  • University of Louisville, LL.B., 1962
Born:1937
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William D. Kirkland
Frankfort, KY
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
Additional Biographical Details:
Attorney for Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1967-1970; Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1970-1976
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Franklin County Bar Associations
  • Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference (Life Member)
  • Kentucky Board of Elections (2002-2010)
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • Centre College of Kentucky, B.A., 1964
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1967
Born:1942
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Kembra Sexton Taylor
Frankfort, KY
Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992
Additional Biographical Details:
Retired, General Counsel, Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Franklin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Centre College of Kentucky, B.A., 1978
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1981
Honors:
Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Theta
Language:
  • German
Born:1956
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G. Michael Cain, II
Frankfort, KY
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2004
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Franklin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Morehead State University, B.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1993
  • University of Dayton, J.D., 1997
Born:1971
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Zachary A. Horn
Frankfort, KY
Practice Areas
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Banking
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bankruptcy
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • American, Kentucky and Franklin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Transylvania University, B.A. (cum laude), 2008
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 2011
Language:
  • German
Born:1986
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