PADUCAH, Ky. – E. Frederick (Rick) Straub, Jr., managing partner of Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC, located in downtown Paducah, Kentucky, was named Best Lawyers 2016 Medical Malpractice Defense “Lawyer of the Year” for the geographical area referred to as the Bowling Green Metropolitan Area, which includes Bowling Green, Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Paducah.
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Straub has been with the firm since August 1980. Currently, most of his litigation work involves the defense of physicians and healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation. He serves as a mediator and has been certified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice as a civil mediator. He was granted membership to the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in 2014.