Of Counsel

Edward H. Stopher

A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ed Stopher has represented corporate and insurance clients in all federal courts in Kentucky, before the Court of Appeals in Kentucky, the Kentucky Supreme Court, and many state trial courts throughout the Commonwealth. He has tried more than 100 civil cases to verdict in Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.

In addition to defending various transportation entities, airlines and aircraft operators, truckers and trucking firms, gas transmission line operators, and other product liability and negligence cases, Mr. Stopher has actively defended insurance carriers in bad faith claims. His trial court experience includes the defense of pharmaceutical-related claims, product liability matters, professional negligence actions, and various negligence matters.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Local Lawyers join Stites & Harbison

by Piper Hansen, Louisville Business First, May 7, 2024

Edward and Charles Stopher join Stites & Harbison

by Editor, The Lane Report, April 17, 2024

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
U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
Louisville Bar Association, Member
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
Sixth Circuit Review, Founder
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
Kentucky Defense Counsel, Member
The Lawyers Club
The Law Club
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Ed was a named-member of a mid-sized firm in the Louisville area where he served as Chair of the Civil Litigation Section.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; and, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants (1983-2024)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Litigation: Tort & Insurance Defense (2013-23)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-23)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky (2007-17)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 10 Lawyers in Kentucky (2007-16)

MH AV 2024 300
Stopher E Super Law
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Press Releases

Edward and Charles Stopher Join Stites & Harbison’s Louisville Office

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Edward H. Stopher and Charles H. Stopher of Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP have joined the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office. They are members of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group and secondary members of the Business Litigation Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 17, 2024