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Carol Dan Browning

Carol Browning is an accomplished trial attorney who has tried more than 35 cases to jury verdict in multiple jurisdictions. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Her practice includes drug and medical device litigation, products liability and medical malpractice defense. She also serves as counsel to physicians and hospitals.

Ms. Browning serves as national or state counsel for multiple drug, medical device and product manufacturers and is involved in multi-district litigation pending in various federal district courts and in coordinated litigation pending in state courts throughout Kentucky. She has tried cases to verdict for pharmaceutical, medical device and product manufacturers in both federal and state court. In addition, she regularly defends companies in pharmaceutical pricing and other civil actions brought by states Attorneys General.

As a Member of the firm based in its Louisville office, she serves on the firm's management committee and has served as practice group leader for the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers, McKesson Snag Early Win In MDL

By Hailey Konnath, Law360, August 2, 2022

International Association of Defense Counsel 40th Annual Trial Academy

Instructor, Stanford University, Palo, Alto, Calif., 2012

Taught and lectured on skills courses

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Fourteen Kentucky Practice Series: Trial Practice

Co-author

Bringing a Product to Life in the Courtroom

ABA Section of Litigation, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2003

Mock Trial of a Medical Malpractice Case

Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Ky., July 1998

Recent Developments in Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law

Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol. 32:2, Winter 1997

Use of Economists in the Evaluation and Presentation of Damages

Kentucky Law Update, Louisville, Kentucky, 1995

Evaluating Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases from a Defense Perspective

Kentucky Academy of the Trial Attorneys, Louisville, Ky., August 1995
Reported Decisions
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Supreme Court
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (2004-08 and Feb. 2020-present)

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group, Former Chair

Memberships
American College of Trial Lawyers
Product Liability Advisory Council
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Community Involvement

Louisville Ballet, Board of Directors

Kentucky State Police Personnel Board (2020-23)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Browning began her professional career as a civil engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers based in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel and Product Liability Advisory Council. She is active on committees within these organizations. She is also active in local charitable organizations. Ms. Browning and her husband, Winston, stay busy raising their four children. She is an aspiring equestrian and competes on her Morgan gelding, Flynn.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2007-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2015, 2019, 2023)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2022)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2020, 2017)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2014)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®(2007-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Lawyers in Kentucky (2007-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2013-15, 2018, 2022)

Benchmark: Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2008-09, 2013-22)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Top 250 Women in Litigation (2012)

Louisville Magazine "Top Lawyer" (2014, 2016)

Testimonials

. . . skilled trial attorney . . . well known in the legal community and is able to work well with various plaintiff and defense attorneys.

- Best Lawyers client comment

Carol in extremely professional and knowledgeable. She has very strong analytical skills, which enable her to quickly understand and articulate complex medical issues.

- Best Lawyers client comment
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Press Releases

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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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
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Benchmark Litigation 2022 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 08, 2021
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 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 September 01, 2021
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Articles

4th Circ. Says 'Unfair' Va. Law Forces It To Nix Black Lung Suit

Law360 (November 9, 2020, 6:04 PM EST) -- Holding that the court was bound to interpret Virginia's statute of limitations "as it is, not as we would like it to be," the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a lung disease-stricken coal miner's claims against respirator companies accused of selling poor-quality breathing equipment.

by Carol Dan Browning, Bethany A. Breetz, and Whitney Frazier Watt November 09, 2020
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Stites & Harbison elects three attorneys to Management Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected three members to the firm’s six-member Management Committee, replacing three attorneys who completed their terms of service. The new committee members are attorneys Erika Barnes, Carol Dan Browning and Richard Wehrle.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 05, 2020