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201 East Main Street, Suite 800, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Established: 2010

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Liability
  • Truck Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Aviation Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis

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About Us

Green Chesnut & Hughes PLLC is a civil litigation and insurance defense firm. The three named principals have a combined 92 years experience representing businesses, professionals, insurance companies and those who are insured in personal injury, professional liability, employment and civil rights cases. We offer large firm experience with small firm personal service, which we believe to be the best of both worlds. The firm supports and is a member of the Insurance Institute of Kentucky.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • CLK Multi-Family Management, LLC
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • 84 Lumber Company
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
  • Kaz, Inc.
  • Mary Breckinridge Hospital
  • Mereworth Farm, LLC, The Susan S. Donaldson Foundation, Inc.
  • Res-Care, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Ronald L. Green

Lexington, KY

Years of Experience: 35

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
Additional Biographical Details:

Special Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court (2006)

Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • National Association of Forensic Economics
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission (2007-2011)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Murray State University, B.S. (cum laude), 1978
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1980
Law Review:
Kentucky Law Journal
Honors:
International Moot Court

Born: 1955


Pamela Adams Chesnut

Lexington, KY

Years of Experience: 32

Practice Areas
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Product Liability
  • School Liability
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1996
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), 1980
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1984

Born: 1959


Elizabeth S. Hughes

Lexington, KY

Years of Experience: 25

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1993
Memberships:
  • Kentucky (Board of Bar Examiners, 2002-2009) and Fayette County (Director, 1998-2006, President, 2004-2005) Bar Associations
  • Life Fellow, Kentucky Bar Foundation
  • Founding Fellow, Fayette County Bar Foundation
  • Litigation Council of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1988
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1991
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

Born: 1966


James M. Inman

Lexington, KY

Years of Experience: 8

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Public Entities
  • Civil Rights
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Centre College, B.S., 2000
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2008
Law Review:
Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky (2008-2009)
Military:
Captain, U.S. Army (2000-2004)

Born: 1977

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Associate


Jacqueline Nelson Graves

Lexington, KY

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Kentucky and Fayette County Bar Associations
  • Central Kentucky American Inns of Court
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Campbellsville University, B.S., 2014
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2017

Born: 1992

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