Jeffrey S. Moad
Jeff Moad is a Member in the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group in Louisville. He practices complex business and commercial litigation, class action litigation, consumer finance litigation, and professional liability litigation.
He has represented clients in litigation, investigations, and negotiations opposite multiple state Attorneys General, corporations, classes, and individuals. He has litigated at all levels of Kentucky’s state courts, and in federal trial and appellate courts across the country. He counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including investment consultants, gaming and entertainment firms, financial institutions, manufacturers, loan servicers, law firms, food and beverage companies, pharmaceutical firms, insurers, telecommunications companies, and many others.
Jeff is the chair of the firm’s Pretrial Practice and eDiscovery team. He also serves on the firm’s ethics committee and recruitment committee. Jeff joined the firm after graduating first in his class from the University of Kentucky College of Law and serving as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
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Obtained $1.4 million jury verdict as trial counsel for a small business and its owner asserting fraud and civil conspiracy claims relating to a real estate transaction.
Successfully defended a Churchill Downs-Keeneland joint venture from a challenge to the award of a license issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission permitting the joint venture to operate a $200 million racing and gaming facility.
Counsel for an independent institutional investment consultant in defense of derivative, taxpayer, and Attorney General claims asserted on behalf of a public pension system for alleged breach of statutory and fiduciary duties, civil conspiracy, and aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary and statutory duties.
Counsel for manufacturer in prosecution of claims against supplier for fraud, breach of warranty, and unfair competition resulting from misrepresentation of product's composition and country of origin.
Successfully argued for complete preemption under ERISA of claims against an independent medical record review organization in appeal before the Sixth Circuit, and successfully opposed the petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Argued and briefed Sixth Circuit appeal in dispute involving a complex options and futures trading strategy.
Won summary judgment for insurer on all class claims and individual claims in multistate federal court class action involving fixed-index annuities.
Counsel for distiller in putative class action alleging nuisance and trespass relating to ethanol emissions.
Counsel for mortgage servicer in putative class action asserting RESPA and breach of contract claims.
Counsel for banks, loan servicers, and finance companies in defense of FCRA, FDCPA, and TCPA claims.
Counsel for regional law firm in dispute involving alleged legal malpractice in the negotiation of a stock purchase agreement.
Counsel for law firm in legal malpractice litigation alleging professional negligence in commercial litigation of trespass, private nuisance, and negligence claims.
Counsel for attorney in legal malpractice action alleging professional negligence in probation revocation proceedings.
Office of General Counsel, Ethics Subcommittee, Member
Louisville office Recruiting Committee, Member
summa cum laude
University of Kentucky College of Law
Order of the Coif
Kentucky Law Journal, Articles Editor
15 CALI Awards
Student Bar Association Executive Board, Presidential Advisor
summa cum laude
Minor in Business Administration
Western Kentucky University
Outstanding Senior in Political Science
Greek Man of the Year
Relay for Life Executive Committee, Overall Co-Chair
Interfraternity Council President and Vice-President of Recruitment
Kappa Alpha Order
Jeff began his career as an Associate Director for Chapter Services for the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office, serving as an educational and leadership consultant for 36 undergraduate chapters in nine states (2010-2011). During law school, Jeff worked as a judicial intern for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2014), and as a summer associate for the firm (2012 and 2013).
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Commercial Litigation (2021-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2020-23)
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
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.
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.
Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys to Member
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted to Members (Partners) within the law firm effective January 2022. The new Members (Partners) include:
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 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.
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.
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.
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©.