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Marjorie A. Farris

Marjorie A. Farris

Marjorie A. Farris has practiced with the firm since graduating from law school in 1995 and has been a Member of the firm since 2003.  Ms. Farris is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of litigation ranging from products liability, insurance bad faith, ERISA, complex business litigation, and class actions.  She has actively defended more than 75 class actions nationwide.

Recent Assignments

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in putative class action asserting multiple claims arising from alleged data breach
  • Primary drafter of brief and participated in oral argument in defeating motion for nationwide class certification in Washington state
  • Successfully defended a complex business litigation case involving dispute over sale of a business seeking millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages
  • Successfully defended breach of contract claim and pursued counterclaim for contract damages in dispute between two business entities for component parts

What Clients Say

Marjorie is an excellent litigator, and I would highly recommend her.
- Best Lawyers, client comment
. . . very strong advocate for our company whether in court, deposition, or in negotiating settlements.
- Best Lawyers, client comment

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Kentucky section in the ABA's publication Survey of State Class Action Law (included in Newberg on Class Actions)," Author, 1999-present
  • "Class Action Defense Primer," co-author and presenter, Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., 2012 Spring Semester, May 11, 2012

More Than Stites & Harbison

Marjorie is a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Louisville Center. She is a past Chair (2013-14) of the Board of Directors for the Center for Women & Families and coordinated the firm's Volunteer Lawyer Program from 2003-2008. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. Marjorie enjoys travel, reading, attending college sporting events and spending time with family and friends, especially her two nephews.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Best Lawyers In America®, Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort/Class Actions - Defendants (2012-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2010-18)

Business First of Louisville, Forty under 40 (2008)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2014, 2016)

Community Involvement

  • Center for Women & Families, Board of Directors, Chair (2013-14) and member (2007-2015)
  • Leadership Louisville Center, Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • Leadership Louisville, Class of 2015
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Board of Directors (2005-13)