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DETTMAN & Associates

Ryan Hooss is a personal injury attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. He has assisted thousands of clients in making claims against insurance companies, negligent parties, and debt collectors.  Mr. Hooss was recently awarded the Rising Star designation by Super Lawyers. 

He is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, Fayette County Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Justice Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Mr. Hooss is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.  He is admitted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Among other things, he handles the firm’s Indiana litigation and Kentucky Workers Compensation cases.  For further information Ryan has his own website:


Ryan Hooss, Esq.

Gus Nelson


Gus is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar who moved to Louisville in 2011 to attend divinity school. For 16 years prior to moving to Kentucky he worked as staff counsel at a major automobile insurance company, trying numerous cases, including many jury trials. As a result, he knows how insurance companies think and behave.  When he’s not working, you can find Gus spending time with his family, fishing, reading theology, writing, or watching a soccer match or basketball game when he can.

Katherine Duncan

Director of Finance

Katie graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in finance and management.  After graduation Katie worked for a small personal injury firm as a paralegal and case manager before spending a couple of years in the research and development field.  Katie then returned to law firm life and has taken up all things banking including accounts, billing, and cash flow management.  She also handles human resource issues including insurance, 401K, and payroll.  When not at the office she is busy restoring her historic Louisville home or spending time with her parents and boyfriend in Ohio.

William "Bill" Carter

Case Manager

Bill graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Industrial Psychology.  He handles only injury, accident, and crash cases.  After graduation Bill gained valuable insight into the mind of an insurance adjuster while he worked for State Farm, Farmers Insurance Group, and Hartford Insurance.  Bill handled bodily injury claims, automobile damage claims, and subrogation for fifteen years.  When not at the office he is with his wife, a local piano teacher, and 2 year old son.  If time permits Bill enjoys exercising, fishing, and attending races at Churchill and Keenland.  He is our resident horse racing expert.