Mindy G. Barfield, Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Mindy practices in the area of complex commercial litigation with a focus on defending clients in contract-related and business torts litigation (breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, interference with prospective advantage or contractual relationship) and in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation arising from the handling of claims under all variety of insurance coverages. She is regularly listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers for Commercial Litigation and Best Lawyers, including as Best’s Lawyer of the Year – Defense for both Mass Torts and Class Actions and Bet the Company Litigation. She is also listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women Lawyers in America. Ms. Barfield is a member of the Litigation Council of America. She has served as President of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Fayette County Bar Foundation and currently serves on the Kentucky Bar Association’s Board of Governors which is its governing body.
Michelle Burton, Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP
Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, professional liability, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including the leading case on rescission in California. She has served as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (2018) and has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation (2015-2019), Super Lawyer (2018-2019), Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer (2018) and in Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards (2018). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor open to only one percent of lawyers, for her commitment to the legal profession and her community.