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Whitney Frazier Watt

Since beginning her career at Stites & Harbison in 2003, Whitney has developed a wide-ranging litigation practice that includes product liability, toxic torts, mass actions, contract disputes, tortious interference, coverage disputes, and wrongful death. Whitney has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and made countless court appearances, including trials. An experienced defender of mass torts, she is currently responsible for managing a docket of over two hundred product liability cases brought by thousands of plaintiffs. Whitney’s practice requires daily vigilance and dedication to ensure that a large team of attorneys and paralegals is always focused on the client’s best interests.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Daubert: Trends and Statistics

IADC Committee Newsletter, Product Liability, Second Edition, November 2017

Trial Skills, Trial-Focused Discovery: What You Need & How to Use It

Speaker, ABA Women in Products Liability CLE, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016

Chapter 2: Preparation for Trial & Organization of Trial Materials

Co-author, Kentucky Civil Practice at Trial, 3rd and 4th Editions, UK/CLE, 2008 and 2016

Time for a Makeover: Newly Proposed Cosmetic Safety Litigation

ABA Products Liability Website, 2015

Five Things Every Businesswoman Should Know About Contracts

MBA Women, 2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Products Liability Year in Review

Speaker, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE, Hollywood, Fla., January 2012

Products Liability 2011: Year in Review

Co-author, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE Materials, 2012

50-State Survey on Statute of Limitations

Co-author, Kentucky section, American Bar Association, 2012

Ethical Considerations for Using Technology in Your Practice

Moderator, ABA Women in Products Liability CLE, New York, NY, November 2010

Avoiding Discovery Pitfalls - How to Manage Your Document Productions and Reviews in a Way that Will Satisfy Your Client and Win Your Case

Moderator, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts & Environmental CLE, Beaver Creek, Colo., January 2010

Litigating in the Face of E-Discovery Rules: Post-Implementation Perspectives and Practice Tips

Moderator, ABA Women in Products Liability CLE, New Orleans, La., October 2007
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, Products Liability Committee; Women in Products Liability Subcommittee, Chair (2013-2014); Products Liability newsletter, Editor-in-Chief (2009-12); 13th Annual ABA Women in Products Liability CLE, Co-chair, Boston, Mass., Nov. 2012
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel, Member; Vice-Chair of Product Liability Committee Newsletter
Community Involvement

Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, Member

Whitehall House & Gardens, Board of Regents

Sacred Heart Preschool PTO, Vice President

Dress for Success Louisville, Advisory Council (former Board of Directors)

Education
Before Stites & Harbison

Ms. Watt was Managing Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal at the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school she served as an intern for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Whitney was Managing Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal at the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school she served as an intern for the Honorable Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Whitney is a member of the National Association of Women MBAs Louisville Chapter (serving on the NAWMBA National Board of Directors from 2014-2016), Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, a networking and community-oriented organization, the Advisory Council for Dress for Success Louisville, an organization helping low-income women transition back into the workforce and a member of the board of regents for Whitehall House & Gardens.

Whitney is also an active member of the ABA Products Liability Committee and the International Association of Defense Counsel Products Liability Committee. She previously served as Chair of the ABA’s Women In Products Liability Committee (2013-2014) and as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Products Liability Newsletter (2009-2012).

Whitney enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering with various community organizations.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2015-19)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-14)

Forty under 40 List, Business First of Louisville (2013)

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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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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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Whitney Frazier Watt elected to Board of Regents of Whitehall House & Gardens

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Whitehall House & Gardens recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Whitney Frazier Watt to its Board of Regents. She will serve a three-year term (2017-20). Whitehall House & Gardens is a historic home...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 03, 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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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
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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
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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...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
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Whitney Frazier Watt appointed co-chair of American Bar Association subcommittee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) recently appointed Stites & Harbison Member Whitney Frazier Watt as co-chair of the Women in Products Liability Subcommittee. Watt’s term will last two years. Whitney Frazier Watt is...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 22, 2013
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Stites & Harbison names eight new members and one new counsel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2012)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today that eight attorneys have been elected to membership in the law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The new members are: Chadwick A. McTighe, David...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 03, 2012
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Whitney Frazier Watt named executive editor of ABA newsletter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Products Liability Committee has appointed Stites & Harbison attorney Whitney Frazier Watt as the executive editor of its Products Liability newsletter. Previously Watt served as an...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 23, 2011