Doug Myers (’74) receives Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer Award

Doug Myers (’74) receives Peter Perlman Trial Lawyer Award

This year’s Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award went to 1974 Louisville School of Law graduate Doug Myers. The award, which is given annually, goes to a recipient who "demonstrates exceptional talent as a trial practitioner, fights for the rights of consumers — even when cases and causes may be unpopular — shares his or her legal talents with young lawyers and other members of the bar, and gives back to the legal profession by working with others to protect America’s constitutional right to trial by jury."

Myers attended Murray State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree and a master of science in economics degree. He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Law School in 1974. While in law school, he served as editor of the Louisville Lawyer and was a staff member of the Law Journal. He was also law clerk to Justice Marvin J. Sternberg of the Supreme Court of Kentucky.

Myers was President of the Kentucky Bar Association and served on the Board of governors of the KBA from 2005-2010. He served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Conference of the Bar Presidents and is a Director on the Board of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.

Myers also served as president of KJA. For more than 20 years, he reviewed legislation for KJA’s lobbyists spending hours of his time every day reading bills and responding to staff.

Myers received the award from Kentucky Justice Association President Ron Johnson, who called Myers "a champion for the civil justice system and for KJA.”