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W. Robinson Beard

W. Robinson Beard

W. Robinson Beard retired from the active practice of law for firm clients on December 31, 2009.  He joined a predecessor of the Firm in 1966 and was elected to the partnership/membership in 1971.  Prior to retirement, he practiced banking, transactional, general corporate law and, most recently, focused on creditors' rights and bankruptcy and charitable organizations law.  Following retirement, Mr. Beard will continue as Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky.

Clients included: First National Bank of Louisville and National Processing Company; JP Morgan Chase Bank; Brown-Forman Corporation; Yum Brands, Inc.; Anaconda Aluminum; Arco Metals; Chrysler Credit Corporation; Wells Fargo Bank; the Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County; the liquidator of Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company; Fleet National Bank; Consumers Choice Coffee, Inc.; and, many other clients of the firm, small and large.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Beard has served as Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky since 2005, and serves on several affiliated committees. He served as Chairman of the Kentucky Council for Economic Education and as Chairman of the Better Business Bureau (Louisville). He earned an officer's commission in the Kentucky Army National Guard and rounded out his military service as the State Judge Advocate for Kentucky. Mr. Beard served as law clerk to the Hon. Max Swinford, then Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2012)

Community Involvement

  • Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, Chancellor