Rebecca M.W. Sherman

Rebecca M.W. Sherman is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington office and is a member of the Construction Service Group. Rebecca’s practice focuses on advising clients throughout all phases of construction projects including planning, contract drafting and negotiation, project administration, and disputes. She represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes and litigation.

Rebecca routinely represents professional athletes and entertainers in contract negotiations, business advice and litigation matters. She has also handled a variety of business and litigation matters for national corporations and local businesses.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

NIL Compensation for High School Athletes: The Future is Now

Kentucky’s “Pay to Portray Act” Signed into Law March 9, 2022

NIL Update – Should Student Athletes Seek Professional Advice?

Lexington library opens family patio space at Northside Branch

By Steve Rogers,, May 12, 2021

COVID-19’S Impact on the Construction Industry

Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11, 2020

Slow Payment Costs General Contractors and Subcontractors Billions

Building Blocks of Construction Contracts

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Recruiting Committee, Chair

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Co-Chair

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (2021)

American Bar Association
American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2022 Diversity Fellowship
Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Board Member
Fayette County Women Lawyers Association
Community Involvement

Lexington Humane Society, Board Member

Bluegrass Community Foundation, BGCF365 Steering Committee Co-Chair

Leadership Lexington, Class of 2018-19, Steering Committee; Alumni Association Board

LexArts, Corporate Giving Committee; Horse Mania Committee

Junior League of Lexington, Member

Elevate Kentucky, Class of 2017 graduate

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Housing Solutions Committee, past member

OperaLex, past Board Member

More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Rebecca was an attorney for a large U.S. law firm, where she gained extensive experience in complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, cum laude and Order of the Coif, and was Production Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal.

Rebecca is a board member of the Lexington Humane Society and Fayette County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division. She is a 2017 graduate of Elevate Kentucky and an avid volunteer with LHS. Rebecca is a member of Junior League of Lexington, Kentucky Horse Counsel and Rotaract Club of Lexington and a past member of the board of directors of OperaLex.


Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2022)

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Construction Law; Entertainment and Sports Law; and Litigation - Construction (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2017-22)

Sherman Best Lawyers 2022
Sherman Best Law Ones Watch2021
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Press Releases

Rebecca Sherman Awarded 2022 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellowship

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca M.W. Sherman for its 2022 Diversity Fellowship. Sherman is one of six nationwide honorees to receive the three-year fellowship.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 12, 2022
Client Alerts

NIL Compensation for High School Athletes: The Future is Now

Next month, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (“OHSAA”) member schools will vote on whether to allow high school athletes to be paid for the name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). If approved, Ohio will join Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Utah, which already allow high school athletes to profit from their NIL. Other states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, recently amended their NIL statutes in a manner that will likely allow for NIL in high school sports.

by Aaron R. Klein, Michael Denbow, and Rebecca M.W. Sherman April 27, 2022
Client Alerts

Kentucky’s “Pay to Portray Act” Signed into Law March 9, 2022

Aaron Klein and Rebecca Sherman take a look at Kentucky's "Pay to Portray Act" signed into law on March 9, 2022.

by Aaron R. Klein and Rebecca M.W. Sherman March 10, 2022
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Press Releases

Fayette County Bar Association Names Rebecca Sherman as Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Fayette County Bar Association has recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca M.W. Sherman with its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2021.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 04, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Client Alerts

NIL Update – Should Student Athletes Seek Professional Advice?

On July 1, 2021, several state laws allowing student athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (“NIL”) went into effect. The NCAA also adopted an interim NIL policy allowing student athletes in any State to receive monetary compensation for their NIL.

by Aaron R. Klein, Rebecca M.W. Sherman, and Michael Denbow August 27, 2021
Client Alerts

Kentucky Joins Growing Number of States Allowing Student-Athletes to Receive Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Compensation

With Governor Andy Beshear’s June 24, 2021 Executive Order, Kentucky joins a growing minority of states allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Effective July 1, the Order applies to student-athletes at all postsecondary institutions in Kentucky.

by Rebecca M.W. Sherman, Michael Denbow, and Wayne Jones, 2021 Summer Associate July 02, 2021