Andrew Yocum

I became an attorney to help people identify and solve issues before they become a problem. My goal is to provide my clients effective and efficient solutions to complex problems.

Practical Experience

Defending state and local governments. Represented state and local government officials and entities in state and federal courts in civil rights and tort actions.

Representing business owners. Defended business owners in premise liability cases resulting in numerous favorable summary judgments on the open and obvious doctrine and successfully defended multiple cases on appeal to the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Kentucky.

Resolving complex problems. A record of success defending personal injury cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, and minor child’s PTSD claims.

Proactive Solutions. Helped clients navigate contract disputes, workplace discrimination claims, and employment terminations with proactive solutions to prevent litigation.

Proven Expertise


JD, University of Kentucky, 2013

BBA, Finance, University of Kentucky, 2010


Admitted to Practice


U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Court


Professional Background

Kentucky Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Kentucky Defense Counsel

Central Kentucky Inns of Court


Other Practice Area

Criminal Defense


Representative Cases

Phelps v. Bluegrass Hosp. Mgmt., LLC, 630 S.W.3d 623 (Ky. 2021) (Premise liability defense).

Phelps v. Bluegrass Hosp. Mgmt., LLC, 2018-CA-001279-MR, 2019 WL 4565230, (Ky. App. 2019)(Premise liability defense)

Waugh v. Parker, 584 S.W.3d 748 (Ky. 2019)(Amicus curie, landlord liability)

Gooch v. Commonwealth, 496 S.W.3d 492 (Ky.App.2016)(DUI prosecution)