Anne O'Hare



Ms. O’Hare has been representing healthcare facilities and individual providers in West Virginia and Kentucky for more than 30 years. She started her litigation career as law clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court. From there, Ms. O’Hare pursued her passion for healthcare defense and worked to become Vice President and General Counsel for one of the tri-state’s largest hospital systems. Since joining the firm, Ms. O’Hare developed a significant practice in the area of correctional healthcare and has defended one of West Virginia’s contracted medical providers for its Regional Jails in more than 130 cases since 2013.

Practice Areas:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • General Negligence
  • Correctional Systems Litigation


  • JURIS DOCTORATE, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1984
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCEmagna cum laude, Transylvania University, 1978

Honors, Awards, Services:

  • Board of Directors Health Care Section, Kentucky Bar Association, 1999-2001
  • Board of Directors, Kentucky Association of Hospital Attorneys, 1998-2000
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Corporate Law
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Hollien Society
  • Deans List 1974-1978
  • Editor, The Rambler Campus Newspaper


  • Kentucky, 1984
  • West Virginia, 2002

Court Admissions:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District, Kentucky
  • United States Court, Western District, Kentucky
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • All Kentucky Circuit and District Courts
  • All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts
  • Federal District Court, Southern District West Virginia

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Healthcare Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Community Service:

  • Huntington Pilot Club


  • Obtained an outright dismissal with no settlement amount being paid in close to 50% of all correctional medicine cases in which she has defended.