Member

T. Morgan Ward Jr.

Morgan Ward is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Service Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, regulatory litigation (including the laws and regulations pertaining to real estate professionals and the banking industry), constitutional law, real estate litigation, commercial lease litigation, condemnation and eminent domain, trust and estates litigations, title insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage litigation for both insureds and insurers, bad faith litigation, trial practice, arbitration, mediation, and appellate practice.

Morgan has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He has tried numerous cases to jury and bench verdicts.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Louisville attorneys are pitching in to help accelerate expungement process

by Steve Kaufman, Louisville Business First, March 22, 2019

Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter, American Land Title Association, September 2017

RESPA Developments: CFPB v. Borders and Borders

Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Litigation Committee Conference, July 25, 2017

Addressing Enforcement Actions

panel member, MBA's Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference 2016, Denver, Colorado, May 1-4, 2016

CFPB Rulemaking, Enforcement, CIDs, Examinations, Administrative Actions and Penalties and How to Adapt Your Practice as a Result

co-presenter, American Conference Institute's 25th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, Los Angeles, CA, April 7-8, 2016

CFPB Enhanced Oversight and Heightened Scrutiny of the Industry: Evaluating Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions, Preparing for Investigations and Examinations and Looking Ahead to Rulemaking Updates

American Conference Institute's 20th National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation, October 23-24, 2014

Case Law and Legislative Update

Old Republic National Title Insurance Company 2012 Kentucky Agency Seminar, June 19, 2012

Exclusion 3(a) & 3(b) - Recent Trends in Title Insurance Coverage Litigation

Co-Speaker, ABA Torts Trial & Insurance Practice Section Annual Spring CLE and Leadership Forum, May 21, 2011

Condemnation and Eminent Domain in Kentucky

Kentucky Real Estate Law and Practice, College of Law of the University of Kentucky (1996)
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Community Involvement

Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors (previous Board Chair)

Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Inc., Trustee

Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2003

Bingham Fellow Program of Leadership Louisville (2015)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Morgan serves the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Society (where he previously served as Board Chair), and as a Trustee for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Louisville Bar Association, and currently serves on an LBA committee to monitor the integrity of judicial elections. Morgan coordinates much of the firm's pro-bono work in the Louisville office, and has been recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer by the Legal Aid Society. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. Morgan is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky (2003) and the Bingham Fellows Program of Leadership Louisville (2015).

Morgan enjoys tennis, running, cycling, skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, and adventures with his two sons. In 1996, Morgan and his wife Shelly completed the Annapurna Circuit, a 200-mile trek in Nepal.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2013-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007, 2012-19)

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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
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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
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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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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...
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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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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
Events

MBA's Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference 2016

Presented by Mortgage Bankers Association Presentation by: T. Morgan Ward, Jr. will be a member of the panel titled "Addressing Enforcement Actions" to take place on Sunday, May 1st of the conference at 3:30 p.m...
T. Morgan Ward Jr. April 14, 2016
Events

Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation

Presented by American Conference Institute Consumer financial services companies are facing unprecedented regulatory and enforcement scrutiny and mounting litigation, and there is no sign of change coming anytime soon. That is why it is essential...
T. Morgan Ward Jr. February 19, 2016
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Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

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by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
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Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

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Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

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by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
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Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

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by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 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...
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Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
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