Member

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. Steven is chair of the firm's Construction Service Group.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Labor Shortages, Supply Chain Issues, and Inflation in the Construction Industry

co-presenter, 2022 Construction Law Institute, UK Rosenberg College of Law CLE, October 20, 2022

Nerves of Steel Needed as Firms Face Inflation, Broken Contracts and Price-Gouging

Stites & Harbison: New Member

State of the Union – Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Infrastructure Projects

ARTBA 12th Annual Law & Regulatory Forum – Live Online

Webinar presented by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), June 4, 2020

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

Construction Service Group, 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 (Chair, 2021-22)

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 (2017-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law (2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2018-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2015-17)

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Press Releases

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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Events

Construction Law Institute 2022

Date: 10/20/22
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky

Construction attorney Bill Geisen is the Planning Committee Chair and Steven Henderson is a speaker at the 2022 Construction Law Institute to be held October 20, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

William G. Geisen and Steven M. Henderson August 11, 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
Articles

Nerves of Steel Needed as Firms Face Inflation, Broken Contracts and Price-Gouging

Construction attorney Steven Henderson joins the conversation about construction pricing during Covid in this Engineering News-Record article.

by Steven M. Henderson October 08, 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
Press Releases

Kentuckians for Better Transportation Names Steven Henderson as Chair of Executive Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Steven Henderson as Chair of its Executive Committee.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 06, 2021
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Presentations

Stites & Harbison: New Member

Construction attorney Steven Henderson is interviewed in this NUCA podcast.

by Steven M. Henderson October 08, 2020