Marjorie A. Farris has practiced with the firm since graduating from law school in 1995 and has been a Member of the firm since 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.
Kentucky section in the ABA's publication Survey of State Class Action Law (included in Newberg on Class Actions)
Class Action Defense Primer
Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Group, Co-Chair
Management Committee (2008-11) (2016-present)
Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair (2005-07); Management Member (2016-present)
Office Executive Member - Louisville (2013-16)
Center for Women & Families, Board of Directors, Chair (2013-14) and Member (2007-15)
Leadership Louisville Center, Board of Directors (2014-present)
Leadership Louisville, Class of 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Board of Directors (2005-13)
Marjorie is a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Louisville Center. 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 (2012-20)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2010-18)
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.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
In what finally may prove to be the effective death knell for most efforts to pursue class-wide arbitration, a closely-divided United States Supreme Court has now held that a party cannot be required to arbitrate claims on a class-wide basis unless the arbitration agreement clearly contemplates such a possibility.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.