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Steven M. Henderson

As a registered professional engineer and attorney, Steven represents owners, contractors, and design professionals in all aspects of the construction and design process. He successfully litigates cases in state and federal courts, and regularly manages the resolution of disputes for clients. Having spent time working as an engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet prior to becoming an attorney, Steven continues to maintain in-depth knowledge of the multiple demands placed on owners, design professionals and contractors involved in complex transportation projects.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Professional Ethics for Structural Engineers

Thirty-Ninth Annual Structural Conference, Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska (SEAON), Omaha, Nebraska, September 20, 2019

Pre-Bid Due Diligence

Guided Choice and Emerging ADR Trends

ARTBA Southern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30, 2018

Kentucky Amends Public-Private Partnership Laws to Reduce Red Tape

Project Delivery Trends and Practical Advice for Public Infrastructure Projects

Presenter, Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) Annual Meeting, January 19, 2018

From the Backstretch to the Finish Line and Contested Results - Bid Protests

Panelist, Off to the Races–Government Contracts: From the Paddock to the Winner's Circle and Beyond, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, November 2-3, 2017

Bid Protests: Tips for Navigating Procedural and Substantive Obstacles in Local Procurements

Paper, Off to the Races–Government Contracts: From the Paddock to the Winner's Circle and Beyond, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, November 2-3, 2017

Ethics, Laws, and Regulations

Webinar, Steel Joist Institute, 2017

Joint Ventures: Considerations for Effective Organization and Execution

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Southern Regional Meeting, December 3, 2015

OSHA Is Coming . . . OSHA Issued Your Company a Citation . . . Now What?

Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), June 16, 2015

Subsurface Conditions & Construction Contracts - What you Need to Know

Webinar, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), November 5, 2014

False Claims Act Warnings to Heed

Construction Law Institute 2014, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., October 23, 2014

Building Information Modeling (BIM): Past, Present and Future

Structural Engineers Association of Kentucky, Annual Conference, May 8, 2014

Ethics: Where Does Your Responsibility End

University of Louisville, Civil Engineering Professional Practice Course, November 2013

Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations for Kentucky

Presenter, Lorman Education Services, September 18, 2013

Documentation Requirements for Construction Projects

Ky. Highway Industries Annual Convention, February 2013

Insurance Issues in the Construction Industry

Associated Builders and Contractors, Kentucky Chapter, October 2012

Legal Issues for Kentucky Design Professionals

HalfMoon Education, July 26, 2011

Engineering Ethics - Understanding the Relationship between Professional Ethics and Legal Liability

KSPE Annual Convention, April 28, 2011

Ethics: Where does your responsibility end?

Presenter, North American Steel Construction Conference, 2010

Contractors Beware - Strings Attached to Projects using Stimulus Funds

Kentucky Construction Law

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Bowling Green, Ky., March 12, 2009

What you need to know about dealing with project suspension

What you need to know about contracting with the government

Small Business Administration seminar sponsored by Congressman John Yarmuth, October 2008

What to do When a Construction Project Goes Bad

Lorman Education Services, Louisville, Ky., February 26, 2008

Construction Compendium

Authored chapter on Kentucky Construction Law, The Harmonie Group (2008)

Legal Handbook for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, Issues in Construction and Technology 2006/2007

Contributing Author, Albert H. Dib ed., 2007

Kentucky Construction Law Handbook

assisted with research and writing, 2007

Walking the Line Between Contract and Tort in Construction Disputes: Assessing the Use of Negligent Misrepresentation to Recover Economic Loss after Presnell

Note, 95 Ky.L.J. 145 (2006)

Fundamentals of Construction Contracting

Co-author of materials for seminar
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
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

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Chair

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors
Registered Professional Engineer, (Ky., No. 22555)
Community Involvement

Kentuckians for Better Transportation, Board of Directors

Shelby Co. UK Alumni Association, Board of Directors

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Steven is a member of the Board of Directors of Kentuckians for Better Transportation, the Shelby Co. UK Alumni Association, and the finance committee of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Ky. Steven is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, backpacking, snow skiing, and any other activity that gives him the opportunity to enjoy some quiet time in the woods. He also enjoys golf (most of the time) and spending time with his wife, Emily, and his daughter, Clara.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2017-20)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2015-19)

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Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Events

39th Annual Structural Conference

Date: 9/20/19
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68106

Construction attorney Steven Henderson will be a speaker at the Structural Engineers Association of Nebraska's 39th Annual Structural Conference in September.

Steven M. Henderson July 31, 2019
Articles

Pre-Bid Due Diligence

In Today's Market, steel fabricators confront complex risks on a daily basis, including project uncertainty and increased market volatility.

by Steven M. Henderson, Aaron R. Klein, March 06, 2019
Client Alerts

Supreme Court of Kentucky Holds Claim-Preservation Requirements Not Barred by KFCA; Strictly Enforced Notice Provisions

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, reversed an appellate court decision and reinstated the trial court’s order granting partial summary judgment in favor of the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District.

by Steven M. Henderson, and Andrew J. Poltorak December 21, 2018
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Client Alerts

The steel tariff. What does it mean to the construction industry and to individual steel fabricators?

As of mid-June the administration’s Section 232¹ 25% steel tariff will have been a topic of discussion for over three months. Some aspects of the tariffs have become clearer than they were when the tariff was first announced in March.

by Steven M. Henderson, Gregory P. Parsons, June 13, 2018
Events

10th Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum

Date: 6/5/18 - 6/6/18

ARTBA Offices, 250 East Street, S.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20024

At this interactive event, speakers will share practical, real-world perspectives regarding laws and regulations that could impact the bottom line and other aspects of your business.

William G. Geisen, and Steven M. Henderson April 27, 2018
Client Alerts

Kentucky Amends Public-Private Partnership Laws to Reduce Red Tape

In 2016, Kentucky enacted legislation that opened the door for innovative market driven solutions for infrastructure projects through the use of public-private partnerships (“P3”). P3 allows for a contractual agreement between a public owner and...
by Steven M. Henderson April 20, 2018
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Press Releases

Kentuckians for Better Transportation appoint Steven Henderson to Board of Directors

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Steven Henderson to its Board of Directors through January of 2019. KBT is a statewide transportation association established in 1977 with a...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 07, 2017
Events

Making Sense of the New 2017 AIA Documents

Presented by Stites & Harbison, PLLC and Associated Builders & Constractors, Inc. 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Topics will include: Overview of AIA Revision Process Owner-Contractor Agreement (A101) changes Sustainable...
William G. Geisen, and Steven M. Henderson June 21, 2017
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
Client Alerts

Subsurface Trespass in Kentucky for Coal and Aggregate Producers: Adopting Net Value Rule and Elimin

The Kentucky Supreme Court, which does not frequently address issues that have a direct impact on the heavy highway and construction materials industry; issued a decision in 2015 that does just that. In Harrod Concrete...
by Steven M. Henderson February 24, 2016
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison promotes 15 attorneys in 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that 15 attorneys have been promoted within the law firm. Thirteen have been elected to membership and two have been elected to Counsel, effective January 2015. The...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 27, 2015
Press Releases

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
Client Alerts

Contractors Beware - Strings Attached to Projects using Stimulus Funds

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Pub. L. No. 11-5 (“ARRA”), was signed into law by President Obama in February of 2009. The ARRA’s primary goals are to (1) create new jobs and save...
by Steven M. Henderson April 05, 2010
Client Alerts

What you need to know about dealing with project suspension

In today's construction market, every contractor must be prepared to deal with unexpected financial problems that arise during a project. One such problem is suspension of a project that occurs when an owner demands...
by Steven M. Henderson December 24, 2008