Bill Oldham graduated from Davidson College in 1986 with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in English. He was commissioned as an officer in the Army and spent most of the next four years in Germany, concluding his tour as an Aide-de-Camp for a Brigadier General and witnessing the Berlin Wall come down.

Bill studied law at the Louis Brandeis University of Louisville School of Law from 1990-1993, interning for Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Boyce Martin his last year. He passed the bar in the fall of 1993 and took an associate position with Middleton Reutlinger where he became equity director, later focusing as lead trial counsel on health care litigation, particularly elder and skilled care defense litigation. Bill now also represents and defends nursing homes in Tennessee.

Bill has tried and won jury trials in nursing home cases as lead counsel in Louisville, Covington (northern Kentucky) and near Paducah (western Kentucky), all cases with plaintiffs seeking millions and tens of millions of dollars. Bill’s team has also defended nursing homes in Lexington, Pikeville, Ashland, Richmond and Hopkinsville, covering most of the jurisdictions in Kentucky and learning local customs, attorneys and judges well along the way.

After practicing over 26 years, and developing his own clients, Bill opened Oldham Law in February of 2020 to further maximize his team’s ability to provide client top-tier service and responsiveness for both management and caregivers.

Honors & Awards

Kentucky Super Lawyers, 7th year as Super Lawyer, Health Care, 2014-2021

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
Distinguished, Very High Rating for Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2022
Litigation – Health Care
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

What Clients Can Expect

Value-added insight and advice from a wealth of experience litigating and trying cases

Smart, cogent legal reasoning that leads to results-oriented strategies

Relationship-oriented approach at all levels of organization, and with opposing counsel

Excellent, tight and persuasive writing focused on informing clients and gaining favorable court rulings

Off the Clock

Bill has a passion for spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors. When not in court or behind his desk, you’ll find Bill either on a mountain or planning his next trip to a mountain, the more difficult the climb the better. Whether Yosemite and the Grand Canyon with his family, or 14’ers in Colorado with his “Mountain Men” crew, Bill understands the special relationship and responsibility to nature we all have. He also cycles (road and mountain), runs, skis, cooks, and reads.