Serving Clients And The Community For Over 90 Years.


E. Frederick Straub

R. Christion Hutson

C. Thomas (Tom) Miller

Jason R. Coltharp Jr.

Darren R. Smith


At Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC, we recognize that navigating the legal landscape, especially in the realm of litigation, requires a skilled and strategic approach. Our firm stands committed to providing formidable representation to individuals, businesses, and organizations facing legal disputes.

Led by a team of seasoned litigators, Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC is known for its unwavering commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Whether you find yourself in a complex civil litigation matter, facing business disputes, or seeking redress for personal injuries, our attorneys possess the experience and tenacity to guide you through the legal challenges ahead.

The firm’s attorneys have litigated an array of personal/business cases including, but not limited to the following:

Personal Litigation: 

  • Personal injury and property damage
  • Insurance litigation, including policy interpretation
  • Subrogation
  • Bad faith claims and errors and omissions
  • Municipal liability
  • Civil rights
  • Fraud
  • Slander/defamation, and other torts

Business Litigation:

  • Contract disputes
  • Corporate dissolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Environmental law
  • Foreclosure
  • Collection
  • Construction
  • Medicare fraud
  • Stockholders’ suits
  • Product liability

In administrative procedures and professional liability trials, firm members have represented physicians, engineers, attorneys, accountants, psychologists, dentists and others.

Appellate advocacy experience includes appearances before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Four members of the firm served as federal law clerks: Three for the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and one for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

We understand that each case is unique, and our client-focused approach means that we tailor our strategies to meet the specific needs and objectives of those we represent. Our litigators are well-versed in alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation and mediation, but are also prepared to vigorously advocate for your interests in the courtroom if necessary.


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