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J. Brittany Cross Carlson

J. Brittany Cross Carlson

Brittany Cross Carlson is an attorney in the Louisville office, where she is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group.  Her practice includes drug and medical device litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury defense.  

Recent Assignments

  • Defend national retailer against contract, product, and premises liability claims in state and federal court
  • Defending an international medical device manufacturer as a member of the national and regional counsel teams for various devices
  • Developing discovery strategy and coordinating large-scale e-discovery productions for international medical device manufacturer
  • Defending Kentucky-area hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice litigation
  • Kentucky personal injury counsel for leading international beverage manufacturer
  • Defending wrongful death litigation against an international bakery equipment manufacturer
  • Defending trucking litigation, including scene investigation, against large professional services providers

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Products Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium," with John L. Tate,  co-author of Kentucky Chapter, 2017
  • "Compelling Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations," Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, August 10, 2015
  • "Predictability in Punitive Damages: Considering the Use of Punitive Damages Multipliers," co-author, Defense Counsel Journal, International Assoc. of Defense Counsel, October 2012
  • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Products Liability Year in Review," ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE, Hollywood, Fla., January 2012
  • "Products Liability 2011: Year in Review," with Whitney Frazier Watt,  Co-author, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE Materials, 2012
  • "Reaching Resolution: Utilizing Multidistrict Litigation Beyond Pretrial Proceedings," presentation co-author, Chemical Products and Toxic Torts: From Crisis to Mass Litigation: Starting Smart and Finishing Strong, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Products Liability and Mass Torts Committees, October 8, 2010 
  • "Juror Incomprehension: Advocating for a Holistic Reform of Jury Instructions," 98 Kentucky Law Journal 355 (2009)

More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Carlson joined Stites & Harbison in September 2010 after participating in the firm's summer associate program. Prior to law school, she lived in Chicago where she worked for a litigation consulting and jury research firm. Outside of practicing law, Brittany enjoys overseas travel, cooking for family and friends, and supporting Notre Dame football.

Community Involvement

  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, volunteer attorney
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, member
  • Asia Institute - Crane House, Board of Directors