Vanna Milligan graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in Spanish and International Relations, and a minor in history. She then went on to obtain an M.A. from The American University, School of International Service in Comparative and Regional Studies, focusing in Latin America, as well as a J.D. from The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, in 2013.

Vanna’s first job out of law school was clerking for the Hon. Pamela Goodwine in the Fayette County Circuit Court. She then worked at a firm in Lexington, Kentucky, focusing on insurance defense work, before moving to Louisville, Kentucky in 2016. At that time, she worked for Middleton Reutlinger, focusing almost exclusively on long-term care defense. In February 2020, she joined Oldham Law, where she continues to focus on long-term care.

As second-chair, Ms. Milligan obtained a defense verdict on liability in a three-week trial in Perry, County, Kentucky, styled S/one v. Moore (1 2-CI-1 84), involving a motor vehicle accident between Plaintiff and a school bus driver, Linda Moore. Plaintiff sought $50 million in damages.

Also as second-chair, Vanna obtained a defense verdict in arbitration on behalf of a skilled nursing facility in a medical negligence, wrongful death, and resident’s rights abuse and neglect case. Plaintiff was seeking in excess of $3 million in damages for a significant decubitus ulcer allegedly caused by the skilled nursing facility’s negligence.

Honors & Awards

Kentucky Super Lawyers, Kentucky Rising Stars, Health Care, 2019-2021

Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Health Care, 2021

What Clients Can Expect

Strength in legal writing and organizational skills.

Mild-mannered and works well with everyone

Loves dry-wit and sarcasm.

Off the Clock

Vanna enjoys spending time at home in Frankfort, Kentucky, with her husband Taylor and daughters Sunny and Holland. She and her husband recently finished a mid-century inspired remodel and addition of their home on Benson Creek. Their next project will be renovating a 1972 Airstream they recently purchased.