Neil E. Barton
Neil Barton is an attorney in the firm’s Louisville office where he is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group. His practice includes defense work in product liability with an emphasis on allegations arising out of residential and commercial fires and explosions, medical malpractice including nurse and nursing home liability, dental malpractice, premises liability, contract disputes, and actions alleging serious personal injury or death. Neil is certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators as a Fire and Explosion Investigator. Neil also has experience litigating fiduciary disputes and challenges to the settlement and administration of trusts and estates.
His practice also focuses on providing comprehensive legal services in the insurance arena including investigating and analyzing complex legal and factual situations to provide coverage opinions, defending against first party claims and subrogation actions, and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions on behalf of carriers and clients.
Insurers Need Not Defend Shooting Injury Suit, Judge Rules
by Hope Patti, Law360 Insurance Authority, September 30, 2022
Warm Lessons from Our Frozen Neighbors: Reviewing the PPACA's Effectiveness through a Comparative Analysis with the Canada Health Act
Secured summary judgment on behalf of a nursing home against unsupported claims of neglect and medical negligence.
Represented a small business owner in the sale of assets during the pandemic.
Secured summary judgment on behalf of a Louisville dentist in a suit claiming a negligent referral caused injury to the plaintiff.
Successfully defended against several slip and fall as well as trip and fall cases on behalf of business owners throughout the Commonwealth.
Secured summary judgment on behalf of an auto dealership in a premises liability action in Jefferson County Circuit Court.
Acquired dismissal of a complaint filed against a corporate manufacturer of safety equipment.
magna cum laude
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville Law Review, Editor in Chief, Volume 55
Brandeis Scholar with the Brandeis Honor Society
Book Awards in Civil Procedure, Income Taxation of Individuals and Basic Legal Skills (Legal Writing)
Brandeis Dean's List; Brandeis Academic Fellow
University of Cincinnati
Graduate Student Scholarship
University of Alberta
Degree conferred with distinction
Before attending law school later in life, Neil was a professional musician, playing trumpet with various orchestras and bands in the United States and Canada, and a Store Manager for Starbucks. Besides music, Neil enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and cheering on the Cards. While in law school, Neil completed a judicial internship with Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Fall 2016) and served as Editor in Chief for Volume 55 of the University of Louisville Law Review.
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2023)
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 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.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC adds eight attorneys