Amber D. Nicely

Amber Nicely is Counsel with the firm and practices in the firm’s Business Litigation group. Amber has a diverse litigation practice with a focus on class action defense, shareholder dissenters’ rights and derivative claims, complex franchise litigation, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and professional liability defense. She also has developed significant experience in managing large-scale document productions and electronic discovery. Amber is a member of the firm’s ethics committee, and advises both the firm and her clients on various ethical issues and conflicts analysis.

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
Community Involvement

Center for Women and Families, Volunteer Attorney

Dress for Success, Louisville chapter

Kentucky CASA, Board of Directors

More Than Stites & Harbison

Amber is a mentor for local law students in connection with her involvement in the local chapter of the Women Lawyers' Association. She is an active volunteer at Brandeis Elementary School, which is a county-wide math, science, and technology magnet school. Amber has also served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky state-wide Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and has acted as a volunteer lawyer for the Center for Women and Families in Louisville. In her spare time, Amber enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and enjoying Louisville’s great local restaurants with her husband and daughter. She has recently developed a love for running, and is currently training for her next half marathon.


Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2023)

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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
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Stites & Harbison names five new Members and three new Counsel in 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that five attorneys have been elected to membership in the law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2014. The new Members (Partners) are: Elizabeth Hall from the Atlanta, Ga....
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 17, 2014