Michael W. Troutman Esq.


Founding Partner

Mr. Troutman envisioned a law firm committed to honesty, integrity and excellence when he founded the firm in 2004. Those values became the DNA of Troutman & Napier, PLLC and although he passed from this earth on March 17th, 2019, that legacy continues.

Mr. Troutman graduated from law school at the University of Kentucky in 1982. He practiced law in Louisville from 1982-1988 with the law firm of Morgan & Pottinger where his practice focused on commercial litigation, creditor’s rights and representing banks in transactional matters. In 1988, he joined the law firm of Fowler, Measle, and Bell in Lexington, Kentucky where he devoted his time to litigation and business matters including contracts, employment, real estate and construction law. Mr. Troutman was a partner from 1991-2002 and served on the firm’s management committee from 1999-2001. From March 2002 until January 2004 he served as President and General Counsel of Dealers’ Financial Services, LLC, a national company with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

In January of 2004 he returned to the practice of law and founded the law firm of Troutman & Napier, PLLC in Lexington where he focused his practice on litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, employment and business-related issues. While he handled smaller matters, he prosecuted cases where the recovery exceeded a million dollars for his client.

Mr. Troutman was a speaker at various seminars over the years and has served as a mediator in personal injury, business, and other types of litigation. He served on the board of a number of charitable organizations such as the Lexington Leadership Foundation. Most notably, he raised four children with Ann Troutman and enjoyed being a grandfather.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products liability
  • Business and Employment Litigation

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky - 1982
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • Centre College University - 1979
    • Honors: Top 15% Class
    • Major: Economics & Management and Government

Past Employment Positions

  • Morgan & Pottinger, 1982 - 1988
  • Fowler, Measle, and Bell, 1988 - 2002
  • Dealers' Financial Services, LLC, President and General Counsel, 2002 - 2004