Tiara B. Shoter

Consultant to the Firm

502-418-8707

Office: Florida

Tiara B. Shoter

In 2022, Tiara B. Shoter joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick as “Consultant to the Firm” to assist the Firm in handling long-term care defense cases in Florida and Kentucky.


Ms. Shoter, selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Defense from 2012–2022, has focused on defending nursing home and medical negligence claims. For over 17 years, she defended the 2nd largest nursing home operator in the U.S. ABA Health Law Section, which appointed her to several Task Force leadership positions (2012-2019). She served on the Steering Committee for DRI’s annual Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar for years.


She has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts and argued cases before appellate courts, arbitrators, mediators, administrative judges, and licensure boards. She routinely provides continuing education, guidance, and training to nursing facilities, medical practices, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and insurance adjusters across the country.


After working in New York, Ms. Shoter joined Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP, a multi-office, AV-rated law firm in Louisville, ranked one of the “Most Prolific Trial Law Firms” in Kentucky, where she worked for 20 years, was elected the 2nd female partner in the firm’s 125-year history and was appointed to the firm’s management Executive Committee. Ms. Shoter currently resides in Florida, where she is of counsel with Korn & Kalish, LLP, and provides litigation and risk management consulting services nationwide.

Current Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Risk Management Consulting

  • Long-Term Care and Medical Malpractice

  • Professional Licensure and Liability

  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

  • Kentucky

  • New York

  • New Jersey

  • Previously admitted pro hac vice in Indiana


Education

  • Barnard College of Columbia University, B.A. (1993)

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1996)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Defense (2012–2022)

  • Selected as Fellow, American Bar Foundation, limited to 1% of lawyers in each jurisdiction

  • Selected by peers to Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2011, 2013, 2014, 2022), limited to 5% of Kentucky lawyers

  • Appointed Vice-Chair, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care Continuum Task Force, ABA Health Law Section (Sept. 2015–Aug. 2019)

  • Appointed Chair, Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals Task Force, ABA Health Law Section (Sept. 2014–Aug. 2016)

  • Appointed Vice-Chair, Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals Task Force, ABA Health Law Section (Sept. 2012–Aug. 2014)

  • Spearheaded pilot Attorney Mentorship Program, ABA Health Law Section (2016)

  • Steering Committee, Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar, DRI (10+ years)

  • Steering Committee, Sexual Torts Seminar, DRI (2013)

  • Continuing Legal Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association (2013, 2014, 2016)

  • Boss of The Year Award, Louisville Bar Association-Legal Secretaries of Louisville (2013)

  • Hardest Working Lawyer Award, Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP (1st honoree)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Florida Bar Association

  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association

  • Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association

  • Member, Medical Liability & Health Care Law Committee, DRI

  • Member, Employment Law Committee, DRI

Presentations & Training

  • PowerPoint presentations for mediations, trials, and hearings in long-term care (“LTC”) and other civil litigation cases (2001–Present)

  • Deposition Strategies for the LTC Administrator (2021) – LTC provider, live Zoom training session

  • Arbitration Agreements in the Nursing Home (2020) – LTC provider, live Zoom training session

  • Risk Management and Effective Documentation Strategies for the LTC Director of Nursing (2019) – LTC provider, live training session

  • Principles of Risk Management: Tips for LTC Administrators for Minimizing Risk (2019) – LTC provider, live training session

  • Abuse and Neglect: What You Need to Know (2018) – medical practice provider, live annual training session

  • Policy, Privacy & Legal Concerns With Use of Cameras in the Health Care Setting (2018) – ABA, Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference, live presentation

  • Navigating the Challenges of Palliative/Hospice Care in Home & Other Settings (2017) – ABA Health Law Section, live CLE webinar

  • HIPAA Privacy Rules: What You Need to Know (2017) – medical practice provider, live annual training session

  • Navigating the Pitfalls of Nursing Home Litigation (2017) – national insurance company (attorneys and adjusters), live annual training session

  • Documenting the Dental Medical Record (2017) – medical practice provider, live webinar

  • Documenting the Nursing Medical Record (2017) – LTC provider, live annual training

  • Post-Acute Care Fundamentals (2016) – ABA, live CLE webinar

  • Documenting the Medical Record (2016) – medical practice provider, live annual training

  • Hot Topics Impacting Allied Health and LTC Providers: Nurse Residency Programs and Nurse Doctors – ABA, live talk during Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law conference

  • Tips for Senior Living Businesses to Limit Legal Risk (2016) – Senior Living Forum, live presentation to members

  • The Physician Shortage Crisis & the Use of Allied Healthcare Providers (with published White Paper, 2015) – ABA/Chicago Medical Society/American Association for Physician

  • Leadership, Physicians Legal Issues Conference, live CLE plenary session

  • Top 5 Risk Management Tips for Nurses and Healthcare Providers (2015) – ABA, live webinar for attorneys

  • Best Practice Tips (2015) – law firm, live annual training to attorneys and support staff

  • Top 10 Risk Management Tips for Healthcare Providers and the Attorneys Who Represent Them (2014) – ABA, Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law conference, live presentation

  • Overview & Risk Management Tips for the Operation of Assisted Living Communities (2014) – presentation to ALC operators

  • Using Expert Testimony to Evaluate and Rebut Emotional Damages in Sexual Tort Claims (2013) – DRI, Sexual Torts Seminar, live CLE plenary session

  • Primer on Mediations, Negotiations, and Settlements (2012) – law firm, live annual training to attorneys

  • Best Practices for Ethical Billing – law firm, live annual training to attorneys

  • Assessing and Evaluating Medical Malpractice Cases – National Business Institute (“NBI”), live CLE session to attorneys

  • Identifying Hospital Corporate Liability and Institutional Negligence – NBI, live CLE session to attorneys

  • Trial Tips and Techniques for Trying the Medical Malpractice Case from the Prosecution and Defense Perspective – NBI, live CLE session to attorneys

  • Analysis and Summary of Medical Records – NBI, live CLE session to attorneys

  • Preparing Medical Information for Use at Trial – NBI, live CLE session to attorneys

  • Professional Civility: Establishing a Breed Standard for Trial Lawyers – law firm retreat, live training to attorneys