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Elizabeth Thornsbury

Associate Attorney

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About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Thornsbury focuses on employee benefit claims for short-term disability and long term disability insurance, ERISA litigation, and insurance claims.

Elizabeth is originally from a town in southern West Virginia that sits on the border of Pike County in eastern Kentucky. She moved to Lexington in 2006 to attend the University of Kentucky where she graduated with a degree in Middle School Education. She has been an active member of programs focused on helping the youth of the country, and is currently a member of the Fayette County Citizen Foster Care Review Board. After graduating law school from the University of Kentucky, Elizabeth began working for the firm as a law clerk. She joined the firm as an associate upon passing the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Practice Areas

  • Employee benefit claims for short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • ERISA litigation
  • Insurance claims

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky


  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law (2014)
    • CALI Award for Legal Drafting (2013)
  • University of Kentucky College of Education (2011)
    • Cum Laude; Dean’s List (2007-2010)

Community Involvement

  • Citizen Foster Care Review Board
  • AmeriCorps Energy Express

Representative Cases

  • Withers v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51639 (W.D. Ky. Mar. 19, 2021)
  • Asher v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 188265 (E.D. Ky. June 12, 2019)
  • Aliff v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150426 (E.D. Ky. Sep. 4, 2019)
  • Univ. of Ky. v. Davis, 551 S.W.3d 443 (Ky. Ct. App. 2017)