Stites & Harbison actively encourages the attorneys in all 10 of its offices to take leadership roles in civic and charitable organizations in their communities. Members of the firm have served on charitable and civic boards ranging literally from A to Z: from the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross to Land Trust for Tennessee to the Louisville Zoo. More than half the firm's lawyers currently serve on at least one board or in a similar capacity, and the firm's staff shows the same kind of commitment. In 2019, the firm donated 5,848 pro bono hours.
Members and associates of the firm participate actively in the affairs of their local Bar Associations and serve as members of its governing bodies and presenters for continuing legal education programs. Members have served as Presidents of the state, county and local bar associations.