Walter E. Harding

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Tel: 502.589.5980
Fax: 502.561.9400

Areas of Practice

Worker’s Compensation, Civil litigation, Labor and Employment, State and Federal Black Lung defense; Admiralty and Maritime Law; OSHA; Municipal litigation; Bad Faith and Unfair Claims Practice; and, appellate practice before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court), Eastern and Western Federal Courts, FCC, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


University of Louisville, J.D.
University of Kentucky, B.A.


Walter E. Harding has been a Partner with Boehl Stopher & Graves LLP for 31 years. He has tried numerous legal actions, focusing on the aforementioned practice areas.

Published Cases in the Supreme Court of Kentucky

Calloway v. Brown Badgett, Ky., 675 S. W. 2d 389 (1984); Beale v. Faultless Hardware, Ky., 837 S. W. 2d 893 (1992); Jett v. Peabody Coal Co., Ky., 828 S. W. 2d 646 (1992); Whittaker v. Huff; President Baking/Mother’s Cookies, Ky., 962 S. W. 2d 878 (1998 Accuride Corp. v. Donohoo, Ky., 865 S. W. 2d 652 (1993); ); Bullock v. Peabody Coal Co., Ky., 882 S. W. 2d 676 (1994); Brasch-Berry General Contractor’s v. Jones, Ky., 175 S. W. 3d 81 (2005).

Published Articles

“Workers Compensation Litigation of the Upper Extremity Claim”, Clinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 2, Elsevier Inc., 2006.

”Legal Aspects of Hand Surgery”, Hand Secrets, 3rd Ed., Elsevier Inc., 2006.

“Legal Issues of Upper Extremity Injuries.” Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, State of the Art Reviews, vol. 12:2, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., June 1998.

“Legal Problems Presented in Worker’s Compensation Litigation of the Upper Extremity Injury ”Occupational Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries and Diseases, 2nd Ed., Hanley &Belfus, Inc., 1998.

“Manual for Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act”, Annotations. West’s Federal Practice Manual, 1982.

“Marriage License Fees: Are They Constitutional?”, Journal of Family Law, University of Louisville, Sept. 1979.

Professional Recognition and Memberships

AV rating Martindale-Hubbell
Corporate Counsel’s “Top Lawyers”, and “Top Lawyers in Louisville”

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers