Frederick R. Bentley (Reggie)
Reggie Bentley is an attorney located in the Louisville office. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group.
Obtained $1.4 million verdict in a jury trial in circuit court in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in a real estate dispute involving claims of fraud and civil conspiracy.
Appointed to serve as assistance counsel to a pro se inmate pursuing civil rights claims in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Reggie aided the plaintiff with pre-trial procedures and evidentiary issues during trial, and argued directed verdict motions at the close of the plaintiff's case.
Obtained summary judgment for multiple defendants in a putative class action alleging a host of claims, including alleged RICO violations and fraud, relating to the enforcement of tax liens. Judgment was unanimously affirmed on appeal by the Sixth Circuit. Brown v. Tax Ease Lien Servicing, Inc., 776 Fed. App’x 291 (6th Cir. 2019).
Successfully represented company and its officers against shareholder claims for indemnity relating to unpaid withholding taxes. Obtained favorable ruling in trial court relating to unsettled issue of law regarding accrual of indemnity claims under Kentucky law. Judgment was affirmed in a published opinion by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Noronha v. Zolkiewicz, 583 S.W.3d 42 (Ky. App. 2018).
Represented Fortune 500 company in obtaining full defense verdict at products liability trial in Kentucky Circuit Court.
University of Notre Dame Law School
Dean's List; Student Bar Association Admissions Committee
Student Bar Association Admissions Committee
American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition
Tournament of Champions Moot Court Trial Competition
AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition National Finalist Team
Arthur A. May Award (2015)
University of Notre Dame
Senior Thesis: "Epistemology and Aesthetics: Kant, Hume, and the Romantics"
Fencing Team, Captain; NCAA National Champion Fencing Team, member (2011); Two-Time Second-Team All-American Men's Foilist; Two-Time Fifth Place Individual Finish in NCAA National Championships; CoSIDA Capital One First-Team Academic All-American (2011)
John Crikelair Award (2011)
Rockne Scholar Athlete (2012)
Walter M. Langford Memorial Award (2012)
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Commercial Litigation (2021)
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©.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, adds four new attorneys in October 2015