Hometown: Grew up in Ft. Wright, Kentucky; now reside in Louisville, Kentucky.
Family: His wife, Emily Veeneman.
Volunteer Work: A member of the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club since 2008.
Accolades: Super Lawyers – Selected as a Kentucky Rising Star in Construction Litigation (2015 and 2016).
What’s one thing that really piqued your interest in healthcare law?
It is a unique area of law that is vast and affects so many topics and discussions – there is always something new to learn.
What do you consider your greatest talent or skill?
I think my listening skills and patience are the basis for my leadership style and achievements.
What’s one piece of advice you remember most clearly?
Focus on what you do and do it the best you can.
What do you consider your greatest achievement at Hall Render so far?
There are so many clients we guide and lead through complicated legal issues on a daily basis, but it is hard to match the feeling of accomplishment when you lead a client through the long process of litigation and end with a successful result.
Were you in leadership roles when you were younger?
In high school and college I was routinely selected by my peers to lead organizations and captain sports teams. In high school I was routinely selected by school administration for leadership conferences.
How have your parents influenced your leadership style? Were there certain expressions that your parents would repeat often to you?
My parents instilled in me that hard work is the only way to achieve your goals. I also learned to lead by example and be humble.
Any feedback you’ve gotten over the years about your leadership style that made you think: “Fair point. I’m going to make an adjustment”?
I was advised in the past that I needed to delegate more and trust the team around me. You can’t do it all by yourself and there is only so many hours in a day.
What advice do you give to graduating college students?
Seek out opportunities to continue to learn on a daily basis and network as much as you can.
How do you revitalize yourself?
I visit the gym regularly and try to disconnect from work during family time and vacations.
What do you enjoy most about the Louisville area?
The small town atmosphere in a big city and the people.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
There are so many to choose from, but I think it would be fun to dine with Jimmy Fallon. I think most importantly, it would be a lot of fun and laughter. He could also share a lot of insight on the many people he has met throughout his late night hosting career.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Great family and friends.