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Episode 082: Courtroom Combat

November 08, 2019

Brian Fortenberry chats with lawyer Ryan Wood on how things typically play out in the courtroom and some of the questionable tactics used by both sides to argue their case.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood is a medical malpractice defense lawyer practicing at Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens, PLC, in Louisville, Kentucky. Since graduating from law school, his practice has been exclusively devoted to representing physicians in defense of medical negligence claims. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel: Highest Possible (Awarded 5th year of practice) and named to Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2020. He practices in both Kentucky and Indiana. He can be reached at

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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