Michael Denbow is a member (partner) in the Louisville office. Michael focuses his practice on White Collar Criminal Defense and other government and regulatory matters. He handles matters in federal and state courts throughout the southeast and represents clients when dealing with such government entities as the Department of Justice, the FBI, the SEC, and the CFPB, among others. Michael also routinely represents professional athletes and entertainers in contract negotiations, business advice, and litigation matters.
Responding to and Defending Government Investigations: What to do When the Government “Knocks” On Your Door
Kentucky Bar Association Corporate House Counsel, Webinar, February 10, 2021
Responding to and Defending Governmental Investigations: What to Do When the Government 'Knocks' On Your Door
Practical Implications and Concerns of the Criminal Referral Process
Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)
Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Member
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board Member
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Michael worked at GE for three years as a program manager in the Warranty Management Division. Michael also participated in the firm's summer associate program in the summer of 2007. Outside of the practice of law, Michael and his wife, Ali, have four kids: Gracie, Jack, Henry, and George. While the kids account for most of his spare time, he still finds time to live and die with University of Kentucky football and basketball as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-21)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)