John Whitfield

Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
19 North Main Street
Madisonville, KY 42431

For nearly 30 years, John has been one of Kentucky's premier trial attorneys. He has represented numerous injured parties in the Paducah, Ohio Valley and Western Kentucky areas. He has concentrated primarily on complex civil litigation cases, and over his career has brought to settlement or judgment over 30 cases in excess of a million dollars each.

John is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy* and has represented individuals in all walks of life against negligent workplace practices, reckless physicians, predatory businesses, and inattentive automobile and truck drivers.

Throughout his career, John has represented scores of patients who have been the victims of medical negligence, obtaining verdicts and settlements in both state and federal courts. He has handled cases for landowners victim to fraudulent mine royalty practices, for homeowners whose homes and business contained defective concrete, and for Kentucky residents who were overcharged for premium insurance taxes. In addition, John's trial experience extends to the defense of individuals in criminal cases.

John is a frequent lecturer of litigation subjects with the Kentucky Justice Association and American Association for Justice, and has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. He is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell rating service.


Kentucky Bar Association
American Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Kentucky Justice Association (Contributing Editor of Trial Practice Magazine The Advocate)
American Association for Justice (Member Litigation, Medical negligence, and Railroad Sections)
Kentucky Attorney Disciplinary System (Trial Commissioner)
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Hopkins County Bar Association
Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 2000 - 2001
Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, Contributing Editor of Trial Practice for The Advocate, 1998 - Present
Kentucky Attorney Disciplinary System, Trial Commissioner, 1998 - Present
Hopkins Bar Association, Member, 1984 - Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1984 - Present
Hopkins County Salvation Army, Board Member, 1996 - Present


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (B.A. with distinction) 1979
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (J.D.) 1982