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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

Personnel Board, State of Kentucky (2021-26)

Louisville Metro Government Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission (2019-present; Chair, 2021)

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

Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2003

Bingham Fellow Program of Leadership Louisville (2015)

Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Inc., former Trustee

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 completed the Annapurna Circuit, a 200-mile trek in Nepal.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2013-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007, 2012-22)

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award, Legal Aid Society of Louisville

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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
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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
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Morgan Ward Appointed as Chair of Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward as Chair of Louisville Metro Government’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 25, 2021
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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
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Legal Aid Society Honors Morgan Ward with Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Legal Aid Society has recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward with its Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2020. Ward was one of three individuals honored with the award this year.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 10, 2020
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019
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Morgan Ward appointed to Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Morgan Ward to serve on Louisville Metro Government’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 11, 2019