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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Products Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium

co-author of Kentucky Chapter, 2019

Compelling Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations

Predictability in Punitive Damages: Considering the Use of Punitive Damages Multipliers

co-author, Defense Counsel Journal, International Assoc. of Defense Counsel, October 2012

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)

Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

SWIFT (Stites Women Investing in Our Future Together) Committee, Member (2017)

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Volunteer Attorney

Daughters of the American Revolution, Member

Asia Institute - Crane House, Board of Directors

More Than Stites & Harbison

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.


Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2019)

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Press Releases

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 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.

by J. Brittany Cross Carlson August 10, 2015