Joshua F. Barnette

Josh Barnette is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office. He is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group and an affiliate member of the Business Litigation Service Group. Josh focuses his practice on torts, insurance, white collar criminal defense, civil rights, products liability, and general business litigation.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Diversity Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ( KACDL)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Community Involvement

AthensWest Theatre Company, Board Member (2018-present)

Seedleaf, Inc., Board Member (2018-present)

More Than Stites & Harbison

Josh came to the firm after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky. Previously, he participated in the firm’s summer associate program and served as a legal intern for the Hon. Karen K. Caldwell, Chief U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky. Before going to law school, Josh was a United States Probation Officer for the Northern District of Georgia and served as a Management Specialist and Probation Officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Outside of the firm, Josh enjoys domestic and international travel – especially when paired with culinary indulgences – and loves all things outdoors, particularly hiking and camping. He is active in the Lexington community, serving on the Board of two local non-profits, AthensWest Theatre Company and Seedleaf, Inc. He routinely looks for ways to stretch the boundaries of his comfort zone and, in doing so, has found himself participating in multiple 200+ mile relay runs and one ultramarathon.

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Client Alerts

No Good Deed: Protecting Yourself and Your Business from a Governmental Investigation Concerning Your PPP Loan

In a time when more than $650 billion in stimulus funds are being pumped through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the potential for bad actors to create havoc for business owners reliant upon these mostly forgivable loans is almost guaranteed.

by Joshua F. Barnette and Michael Denbow May 13, 2020
Client Alerts

Kentucky Enacts Certificate of Merit Requirement for Filing Medical Liability Cases

The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted KRS 411.167 which now requires a claimant commencing any civil action against a healthcare provider, or long-term care facility, to file a “certificate of merit” when the complaint is filed.

by Ashley W. Ward and Joshua F. Barnette July 23, 2019
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Three Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of three attorneys to the firm. Two are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; one is based in the Lexington, Ky., office. All are admitted to practice in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 27, 2018