Member

Michael Denbow

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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Responding to and Defending Governmental Investigations: What to Do When the Government 'Knocks' On Your Door

Blueprint for the Future: Drafting a New Plan for Health Care, Kentucky Hospital Association 89th Annual Convention, Lexington, KY, May 2018

Practical Implications and Concerns of the Criminal Referral Process

2017 Farm Credit System (FCS) Attorney's Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 2017

Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter, American Land Title Association, September 2017
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL)
Community Involvement

St. Agnes Catholic Church, Member

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board Member

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

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.

Accolades

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-20)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)

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Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
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Stites obtains summary judgment dismissing the CFPB’s kickback claims against Borders & Borders PLC

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ending four years of litigation and a six-year investigation, on July 12, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson entered summary judgment dismissing all the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) claims against Borders &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2017
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Stites obtains summary judgment dismissing the CFPB's kickback claims against Borders & Borders PLC

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ending four years of litigation and a six-year investigation, on July 12, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Simpson entered summary judgment dismissing all the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) claims against Borders &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2017
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
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Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Twelve have been elected to membership and three have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2016. The new...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 05, 2016
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
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Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013