J. Brittany Cross Carlson
Brittany Cross Carlson is an attorney in the Louisville office, where she is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group. Her practice includes drug and medical device litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury defense.
Civic, community leaders from across state celebrate Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020 virtual graduation
Northern Kentucky Tribune, December 17, 2020
Products Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium
co-author of Kentucky Chapter, 2020, 2021, 2022
Predictability in Punitive Damages: Considering the Use of Punitive Damages Multipliers
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Products Liability Year in Review
ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE, Hollywood, Fla., January 2012
Products Liability 2011: Year in Review
Co-author, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE Materials, 2012
Reaching Resolution: Utilizing Multidistrict Litigation Beyond Pretrial Proceedings
presentation co-author, Chemical Products and Toxic Torts: From Crisis to Mass Litigation: Starting Smart and Finishing Strong, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Products Liability and Mass Torts Committees, October 8, 2010
Juror Incomprehension: Advocating for a Holistic Reform of Jury Instructions
98 Kentucky Law Journal 355 (2009)
Defend national retailer against contract, product, and premises liability claims in state and federal court
Defending an international medical device manufacturer as a member of the national and regional counsel teams for various devices
Developing discovery strategy and coordinating large-scale e-discovery productions for international medical device manufacturer
Defending Kentucky-area hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice litigation
Kentucky personal injury counsel for leading international beverage manufacturer
Defending wrongful death litigation against an international bakery equipment manufacturer
Defending trucking litigation, including scene investigation, against large professional services providers
Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair, Louisville Office
SWIFT (Stites Women Investing in Our Future Together) Committee, Member (2017)
Asia Institute - Crane House, Secretary
St. Joseph Montessori Children's Center, Board of Directors
Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2020
Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Volunteer Attorney
Daughters of the American Revolution, John Marshall Chapter Member
summa cum laude
University of Kentucky College of Law
Order of the Coif
Kentucky Law Journal, Notes Editor, Volume 98
magna cum laude
University of Notre Dame
Phi Alpha Theta Society
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
Ms. Carlson joined Stites & Harbison in September 2010 after participating in the firm's summer associate program. Prior to law school, she lived in Chicago where she worked for a litigation consulting and jury research firm. Outside of practicing law, Brittany enjoys overseas travel, cooking for family and friends, and supporting Notre Dame football.
Best Lawyers in America®, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2023)
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2021)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2019-20)
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.
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©.
Brittany Cross Carlson Selected for Leadership Kentucky’s Class of 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Leadership Kentucky has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney J. Brittany Cross Carlson as a member of the 2020 Leadership Kentucky program.
Stites & Harbison Promotes Six Attorneys
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced that six attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2020.
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys in 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2019.
Compelling Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations
In today’s global economy, product manufacturers resource materials and components, sell their products, and expose themselves to potential litigation in countries far from the manufacturer’s home base.