Bart is a Founding Partner of Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, having transferred a successful commercial litigation practice at an AM Law 200 firm. With a focus on counseling local, national and international corporations in actions involving breach of contract, fraud, negligence, the UCC, defamation and sales disputes (from both plaintiff and defense perspectives), Bart also has extensive experience in complex arbitration and mediation. He has served as counsel for Fortune 500 companies, as well as a diverse range of local businesses. An experienced mediator, Bart received AOC-sanctioned training in the facilitation method of mediation and is well versed in the negotiation and evaluative techniques of the practice.
Head of DGEG’s Litigation Practice, Bart has served as Vice Chair of Frost Brown Todd’s Complex Litigation Group and as Chair of their Financial Institutions Litigation Group.
On a national level, Bart is one of only two Kentucky lawyers serving in leadership of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, having been elected to the governing board by his peers. He was also elected Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Civil Litigation Section.
An active civic volunteer, Bart founded Project H.E.L.P. – Louisville to train, fund and mobilize local attorneys to provide legal services to the homeless. The initiative led to him being named a 2015 Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer by the Legal Aid Society of Louisville.
Butchertown Neighborhood Ass’n et al. v. JBS USA, LLC, et al., Kentucky Court of Appeals 2015). Affirmed lower court decision for client pork-producing plant against neighborhood association that upheld grant of modified conditional use permit.
Cogent Solutions Group, LLC v. Hyalogic, LLC, 712 F.3d 305 (6th Cir. 2013). Won U.S. District Court opinion and 6th Circuit appeal in breach of contract action against product manufacturer, including award of attorney fees.
Carmical v. Home Federal Bank, Harlan Circuit Court. Jury Trial (2013). Won directed verdict for community bank in tortious interference and fraud action. Upheld by Kentucky Court of Appeals (discretionary review denied by Kentucky Supreme Court).
Camp v. The Muhammad Ali Center, 2012 Jefferson Circuit Court. Won full summary judgment dismissal in breach of contract action against international non-profit agency.
Nelson v. Baker, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 2011. Won reversal for local Baptist church in case involving constitutional law questions regarding church membership and disclosure issues.
Western Kentucky Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Red Bull North America, 2010 WL 65029 (W.D. KY. 2010). Won full summary judgment dismissal for international beverage manufacturer against former distributor in $14 million breach of contract and fraud action.
Sutton v. Hopkins County, 2009 WL 3834069 (W.D. Ky. 2009). Secured a $3 million settlement on behalf of former county inmates who alleged they were improperly strip searched upon entry and release from jail.
Ford v. Beasley, 148 S.W.3d 808 (Ky. Ct. App. 2004). Won breach of contract action to enforce settlement agreement; upheld by Kentucky Court of Appeals (established precedent in Kentucky regarding attorney’s role in settlement negotiations).
Rivermont Inn, Inc. v. Bass Hotels Resorts, 113 S.W.3d 636 (2003) Won full dismissal, which was held up on appeal, in a fraud, promissory estoppel and breach of contract case involving a hotel chain and a potential franchisee (established precedent in Kentucky regarding promissory estoppel issues).
Western Funding, Inc. v. Franklin Career Services, U.S. District Court, Las Vegas, Nevada (2002). Trial. Defense verdict in $1 million breach of contract action between funding source and proprietary school.
Jeffrey v. KFC Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, Jefferson Circuit Court, Jury Trial (2000). Defense verdict in $10 million breach of contract/fraud action against national food purchasing
Mall St. Matthews v. DeGrella Tile, Co., Jefferson Circuit Court, Jury Trial (1997). Plaintiff’s
verdict in large construction dispute.
- Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, PLLC – January 2016-present
- Frost Brown Todd, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky – 1994-2015
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Bradenton, Florida – 1990-1991
- Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, Florida- 1987-1990
- Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, 1994, J.D., cum laude
- University of Maryland, College Park, 1987, B.S., Journalism and English
BAR & COURT ADMISSION
- Kentucky, 1994
- Sixth Circuit of Appeals, 1998
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003
- U.S. District Court
- Western District of Kentucky, 1995
- Eastern District of Kentucky, 1995
- District of Nevada, 2002
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Good Faith” in the Binary World – American Bar Association, June 2015
- Practical Tips for Jury Selection in Civil Litigation – Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville, KY, October 2014
- Rantings of A Partner … and Pushback from the Associate – Editor. ABA Publishing, 2011
- Directors and Officers Liability: Are you at risk? – Kentucky Bankers Association Spring Convention, April 2010
- Directors and Officers Liability: A Refresher Course – Louisville Bar Association, February 2010
- CEO and CFO Banking College – Kentucky Bankers Association, October 2009
- Harnessing the Winds of Change to Bring Balance and Meaning to the Workplace
ABA Annual Conference, New York, NY, August 2008
- Hiding the Ball – Preparing Expert Reports ABA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 2007
- Beyond Zubulake: The Brave New World of Electronic Discovery Revisited ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, New York, April 2005
- Hot Topics in Business Litigation American Bar Association Corporate Counsel Meeting, February 2004
- Electronic Discovery in Litigation Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations, June 2002
- Legal Obligations for Conducting a UCC Search Kentucky Bankers Magazine, March 2008
- Fidelity Bonds and Manifest Intent Kentucky Bankers Magazine, October 2006
- A Bank’s Bond Claim: Proving Manifest Intent Can be a Matter of Fact ABA Commercial and Business Litigation Journal, Summer 2003
- A Bank’s Bond Claim: Proving Manifest Intent Can be a Matter of Fact Kentucky Bankers Magazine, October 2003
- Trust or Fiduciary: Sallee Give the Courts Good Ammunition to Rule as a Matter of Law
Kentucky Bankers Magazine, Summer 2002
- Equitable or Promissory Estoppel: An Important Distinction ABA Commercial and Business Litigation Journal, Summer 2001
- AV® Preeminent™ Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
- The Best Lawyers in America©, 2012 – 2015
- Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2013 – 2017
- Legal Aid Society of Louisville Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer – 2015
CIVIC/CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS & PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
- Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Louisville – founder, 2015 – present
- Louisville Collegiate School, Board of Trustees, 2008 – present
- Kentucky Derby Festival, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2013
- Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2006; 2007 – 2012
- Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2013
- Jewish Hospital/Four Courts Senior Center, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2006
- Leadership Louisville, Class of 2002
- Leadership Louisville, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2003
- CASA Project of Jefferson County, President, 2002 – 2003; Vice President, 2001; Board of Directors, 1995 – 2004; Volunteer, 1992 – 2002
- Louisville Theatrical Association, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2002