Counsel

Bethany A. Breetz

Ms. Breetz's practice focuses on both federal and state appellate advocacy, complex commercial litigation, including financial institution, real estate, and trust and estate litigation. She currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy group.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Kentucky High Court Restores $80M Punitive Damages Against Firm

Law360, December 13, 2018

Kentucky Supreme Court vacates $2.5 million punitive damages verdict

Timelines and Tips for Practicing in Kentucky Appellate Courts

Co-Author, presented by the Kentucky Bar Association at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout Kentucky

50-State Survey of Privacy and Related Law

Kentucky Chapter, Media Law Resource Center (2002-2014)

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Supreme Court
Firm Leadership

Ethics Committee, Chair

Appellate Advocacy Group, Co-Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Supreme Court, Civil Rules Committee, Appellate Rules Subcommittee, Chair
Community Involvement

Legal Aid Society, volunteer attorney

The Center for Women and Families, volunteer attorney

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Breetz is the chair of the Appellate Rules Subcommittee of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee, a position she has held since the Appellate Rules Subcommittee was created by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2011. She is also a member of the Civil Rules Committee. Ms. Breetz was elected as the first chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Section when that section was established by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2007, and she has been active in that section since that time. She is a past chair of the Louisville Bar Association’s Appellate Section. Ms. Breetz serves as a volunteer attorney for clients of the Legal Aid Society and The Center for Women and Families in Louisville. She also serves as a volunteer with Fern Creek-Highview United Ministries, a not-for-profit social service agency. In addition, Beth is a long-time supporter of the arts in Louisville. For three and a half years after law school, Ms. Breetz served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles Leibson and then to the Honorable Nicholas King, both of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice (2009-21)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Areas Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice (2014)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2015-20)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2015-16)

Louisville Magazine, Top Lawyers for Appellate Law (2013-16)

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