James A. Sigler

PARTNER

AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

In 2022, James A. (Jim) Sigler completed his 34th year as a litigator and practicing attorney in western Kentucky. Jim is a Senior Partner at Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship, and Sigler, LLP. Jim tried eight civil jury trials to defense verdicts in 2018-2021.

Jim’s extensive experience and diligence in his three decades of practicing law has made him an asset to any client. His practice spans a broad range of areas, including medical and hospital malpractice defense, civil rights claims and multi-party toxic tort litigation. Jim has defended nearly 1,000 clients in virtually every area of civil injury litigation, spanning 42 counties in Western Kentucky.

Jim is a prompt and efficient litigator and he uses his experience to successfully resolve claims asserted against his clients. His professionalism and proficiency have earned him the prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Jim served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1988-1991 to include deployment to Operation Desert Storm as Staff Judge Advocate for the Commanding Officer ASU in Bahrain.

Education

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1984
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., 1988

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, 1988
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Foundation
Kentucky Defense Counsel
McCracken County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Auto Claims (including UM/UIM/bad faith/policy interpretation)
Civil Rights/1983 Claims
Fire Losses
Medical/Hospital Malpractice Defense
Multi-Party Toxic Tort Litigation
Premises Defects
Product & Manufacturing Defects
Trucking/Transportation

Achievements

SuperLawyers® in General Litigation & Civil Defense, 2015-2022
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent, 2012-2019, 2021-2022
American Board of Trial Advocates, Inductee, 2019
Kentucky Defense Counsel, Lawyer of the Year, 2019
Kentucky Trial Court Review, Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2018
Leadership Kentucky Class, 2016
Kentucky Bar Association, Board of Directors of the Civil Litigation Committee
Kentucky Bar Foundation, Board of Directors & Vice President, 2002-Present
McCracken County Bar Association President, 2014-2015
Leadership Paducah Class #8

Seminars Presented

Kentucky Defense Counsel, Fall Seminar, 2021

Personal

Jim was born in Henderson, KY.
He is married to Susan Sigler and they have three children, Jared, Brock, and Riley.