Marjorie A. Farris currently serves as Chair of Stites & Harbison. She has practiced with the firm since graduating law school in 1995, and became a member of the firm in 2003. Ms. Farris is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled a wide variety of litigation ranging from products liability, insurance bad faith, ERISA, complex business litigation, and class actions. She has actively defended more than 75 class actions nationwide.
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Kentucky section in the ABA's publication Survey of State Class Action Law (included in Newberg on Class Actions)
Class Action Defense Primer
Chair of the Firm (2021-present)
Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Group, Co-Chair
Management Committee (2008-11) (Feb. 2016- Jan. 2020)
Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair (2005-07); Management Member (2016-20)
Office Executive Member - Louisville (2013-16)
Leadership Louisville, Finance Committee (2020-present)
Leadership Louisville Center, Board of Directors (2014-20)
Center for Women & Families, Board of Directors, Chair (2013-14) and Member (2007-15)
Leadership Louisville, Class of 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Board of Directors (2005-13)
Marjorie is a member of the Finance Committee (2020-present) and former member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Louisville Center (2014-20). She is a past Chair (2013-14) of the Board of Directors for the Center for Women & Families and coordinated the firm's Volunteer Lawyer Program from 2003-2008. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. Marjorie enjoys travel, reading, attending college sporting events and spending time with family and friends, especially her two nephews.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
Best Lawyers In America®, Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort/Class Actions - Defendants (2012-22)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2021)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2010-18, 2020-21)
Business First of Louisville, Forty Under 40 (2008)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2014, 2016)
Marjorie is an excellent litigator, and I would highly recommend her.
. . . very strong advocate for our company whether in court, deposition, or in negotiating settlements.