Jan G. Ahrens is a partner in the Louisville, Kentucky office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., where she focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice and professional liability, long-term health care negligence for insurers and self-insured clients, and personal injury. She regularly provides coverage analysis and advice, and represents insurers in insurance coverage, declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation. One of the major components of her practice includes insurance coverage litigation and the defense of insurance-related errors and omission claims. Ms. Ahrens has extensive experience in the representation of hospital directors and officers in liability cases, managed care organizations, and physician groups. Additionally, she has arbitrated and litigated disputes between insurer and insured and has analyzed major claims, determined aggregate losses, and has evaluated and assessed risk, and developed programs to manage risks and control losses. Ms. Ahrens represents clients in state and federal courts, in arbitration, appeals, mediation, and in administrative hearings
Since 2005, and before joining QPWB, Ms. Ahrens served in-house as Director and liability counsel for the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the U.S. Here, she was responsible for assessing the value of complex, high exposure litigation cases and for negotiating settlement agreements. In this capacity, she evaluated and assessed risk, and developed and implemented risk mitigation programs. Previously, for this same employer, she worked with general counsel and New York counsel to resolve bankruptcy issues related to litigation and proof of claims; she also managed over 400 cases for long-term care defendants. Formerly, Ms. Ahrens was also national counsel for a legal management company handling multi-state complex litigation, where she represented corporate clients and successfully litigated hundreds of cases to conclusion. Prior to that she was an attorney at a large regional Louisville law firm where she managed complex litigation and mass torts.
Ms. Ahrens is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1996, a Master of Science in health system management, and a Bachelor of Science in medical technology. While in law school, Ms. Ahrens served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Family Law and was named outstanding graduate for the class of 1996.
Ms. Ahrens is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Massachusetts, and in the State of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western District Courts of Kentucky.