Larry spent nearly the first half of his career representing some of the largest companies in the world as a litigator at Tachau Maddox Hovious & Dickens, PLC. Today, Larry uses his skill, experience and training to fight for real people. After leaving the Tachau firm, Larry founded Bahe Cook Cantley & Jones PLC and then Jones Ward PLC, a national class action and mass torts law firm.
Larry has attained the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating — An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. It is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. Larry has been selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer(www.superlawyers.com) for mass torts/class action, personal injury and political law. Larry is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having achieved numerous multi-million dollar results for his clients.
Larry has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky. Moreover, Larry has been selected by Louisville Magazine as one of “Louisville’s Top Lawyers” on several occasions. Larry was recently selected as one of “Kentucky’s Top Rated Lawyers” as seen in the Louisville Courier Journal,Lexington Herald-Leader, The National Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine. Larry has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and local television outlets throughout the United States.
Additionally, newspapers around the world have published articles featuring Larry and his cases. On November 4, 2009, Governor Steve Beshear appointed Larry to serve as a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Chief Justice Minton selected Larry to author the opinion of the Court, which was adopted unanimously by his fellow Supreme Court justices in 2011.
Today, Larry’s litigation practice focuses primarily on class action, mass tort (pharmaceutical and medical device injury) and personal injury cases. He handles all types of personal injury cases including medical malpractice, defective products and drugs, wrongful death, auto accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, pharmaceutical injuries, nursing home negligence and other injury claims.