Michael W. Durborow, Of Counsel

Mr. Durborow’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation. He is experienced in a wide range of litigation matters in state, district and circuit courts. He advises clients on personal injury matters, criminal, and civil law issues and has chaired numerous jury trials to verdict. He also has experience with professional liability defense.

Prior to joining Whiteford, Mr. Durborow worked for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy as a Directing Attorney in Southeast Kentucky.


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2015, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Kentucky, 2012, B.B.A., with honors

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court: Western District of Kentucky

Legal & Firm News

Can You Still Recover Compensation If You Weren’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

Since seat belts became standard in new cars, the number of injuries has decreased. According to data compiled by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the seat belt usage rate is around 89.8 percent. Sadly, half of all fatal road accidents happen to motorists who don’t buckle up. Whether a motorist or passenger uses those […]

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What Are the Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

A lot of personal injury claims can become quite complex early on in the process and one of the main reasons for this is the need to prove negligence. Proving negligence caused an accident can be the deciding factor in the success of some cases, such as in a wrongful death claim, or if the […]

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How Are Noneconomic Damages for Mental Anguish Calculated?

Two assessments occur with any severe accident: Who is at fault, and what will the remedy be for the victim? That reward is where the concept of pain and suffering comes into play. Compensation for an injury encompasses physical and emotional trauma. It is easy to assess the medical expenses, but how are noneconomic damages […]

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