Chadwick A. McTighe

Chad McTighe is a Member in the Louisville office and Chair of the Business Litigation Service Group. Chad regularly advises and represents clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including extensive practice in class action litigation, shareholder and membership disputes, real estate litigation, data breaches, and fiduciary duty litigation. He represents clients in various industries, including oil and gas, tax liens, telecommunications, insurance, financial institutions, health care, and many others. He has practiced in a number of state and federal courts and has successfully argued multiple issues of first impression resulting in published appellate decisions. He is proud to have earned the respect and confidence of his clients and his peers, as reflected in his AV-Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, his rating by Super Lawyers, his listing in Best Lawyers in America®, his recognition in Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List 2016, and his Global Award as Class Action Adviser of the Year – USA in 2014.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Class Action Litigation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Best Defense Strategies

panel member, The Knowledge Group, February 9, 2022

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Kentucky

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, November 2021

Refreshing Relief or Return of the Robocalls?

I Mailed It . . . But Can I Prove It?

Consumer Class Action Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm in 2020 and Beyond

Panelist, The Knowledge Group, September 15, 2020

Data Breach Class Action Litigation on the Rise: Winning Strategies

WEBINAR, The Knowledge Group, 07/31/20

Class Action Litigation in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch for

Webinar, The Knowledge Group, August 20, 2019

Brace Up for More Hot Buttons! Recent Developments in Class Action Litigation

Webcast, The Knowledge Group, LLC, July 14, 2017

2016 Fall Right-of-Way Workshop & Symposium

panel member, International Right of Way Association, October 7, 2016

How to Comply Under State Law and Creating Practical Operating Procedures

Limited Liability Companies, NBI seminars, April 22, 2015

Employee Data Protection: FTC's Reasonable Data Security Guideposts for Employers in 2015

Panel Member, The Knowledge Group Webcasts Series, February 13, 2015

Chapter 6: Answer, Affirmative Defenses, and Counterclaims

Business Torts: A Practical Guide to Litigation, American Bar Association Publishing, June 2014

Hearsay Rules Under the Federal Rules of Evidence

Panelist, CLE Webinar, September 10, 2013

Pleadings and Evidentiary Issues in Federal Court

Representing Your Client in Federal Court, National Business Institute CLE, June 27, 2013

Thorough Discovery

Representing Your Client in Federal Court, National Business Institute CLE, June 27, 2013

Defending Class Actions

Reconsidering the Motion to Reconsider

Ethical Considerations with Frivolous Lawsuits

Believe It or Not Business Lawsuits, National Business Institute, May 21, 2012

Corporate Governance

Believe It or Not Business Lawsuits, National Business Institute, May 21, 2012
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 Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Business Litigation Service Group, Firm Chair

Class Action Practice Team, Co-Chair

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, Board of Directors

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

More Than Stites & Harbison

Chad participated in the summer associate program at the firm while in law school. Chad is a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. He has also served as a volunteer attorney representing victims of domestic violence and is a regular participant in numerous other volunteer and community activities, including the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2023)

Benchmark Litigation, Future Star (2018-22)

Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List (2016)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2015-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)

Professional Sector Network Global Awards, Class Action Adviser of the Year–USA (2014)


. . . . excellent lawyer . . .

- Martindale-Hubbell commentary

. . .impressively balances strong advocacy for his client while also maintaining unflagging civility and politeness towards his opponent.

- Martindale-Hubbell commentary
M Hicon 2020
Mc Tighe Best Law2023
Benchmark Litigation Futurestar 2019
Benchmark Litigation Under40Hotlist
Mctighe Psn Award Winner 2014 Web
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Class Action Litigation for In-House Counsel: Current Trends, Updates and Best Practices

Date: 11/9/22
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET - 1:30 p.m. ET

Live Webinar

Litigation attorney Chad McTighe presents the current trends, updates and best practices for class action litigation for in-house counsel at this IHC Essentials Series seminar on November 9th.

Chadwick A. McTighe September 09, 2022
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

Class Action Litigation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Best Defense Strategies

Date: 2/9/22
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET - 2:00 p.m. ET


Louisville office attorney Chad McTighe will be among a panel of speakers discussing the recent enforcement trends and legislative development surrounding class action litigation.

Chadwick A. McTighe January 27, 2022
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

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
Client Alerts

Refreshing Relief or Return of the Robocalls?

In a long-awaited decision, the United State Supreme Court issued a ruling in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, No. 19-511, on April 1, 2021, concluding that, to qualify as an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), a device must have the capacity to use a random or sequential number generator to store or to produce phone numbers.

by Chadwick A. McTighe, Neal F. Bailen, and Jeffrey S. Moad April 02, 2021
Press Releases

Chad McTighe Appointed Chair of Stites & Harbison’s Business Litigation Service Group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Chad McTighe has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group. McTighe succeeds Phil Collier, who has served as the service group chair for 22 years. Both Collier and McTighe will continue their diverse legal practices in business litigation.

by Chadwick A. McTighe March 02, 2021
Client Alerts

I Mailed It . . . But Can I Prove It?

The U.S. Postal Service has seen increased demands on its services over the last year. In fact, the majority of us have had an experience with a piece of mail that took a little longer than expected to get to its destination.

by Brian R. Pollock and Chadwick A. McTighe January 28, 2021