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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Chair of the Firm (2021-present)
Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Group, Co-Chair
Management Committee (2008-11) (2016-20)
Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair (2005-07); Management Member of Recruiting Committee (2016-20)
Office Executive Member - Louisville (2013-16)
Legal Aid Society, Justice for All Campaign, Chair (2022)
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 Board 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, 2020-22)
Business First of Louisville, Business Women First Enterprising Women Awards, Honoree (2022)
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Business First has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair Marjorie A. Farris as a recipient of its 2022 Business Women First Enterprising Women Awards.
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.
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.
The Lane Report takes a closer look at the women who are making a difference in Kentucky. Stites Chair and Louisville attorney Marjorie Farris is featured today.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that Kentucky native Marjorie A. Farris will become the firm’s new Chair effective January 2021. She will be the first woman to lead the firm since its founding in 1832.