Litigation & Appeals

Business Litigation

No matter how hard a business tries, commercial disagreements are inevitable. When these situations arise, dealing with them diverts valuable commodities of management time and resources that could otherwise be applied to growing the business. To help a business successfully navigate through these situations and get it back to focusing on running the business, the steady and experienced hand of a skilled litigator is needed. The attorneys in the Business Litigation Service Group at Stites & Harbison, located in offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Indiana, make every effort to assist clients in working their way through these contentious situations as efficiently and effectively as possible.

We defend and prosecute claims arising from:

  • the disposition of business entities
  • plant closings
  • insolvency and business failures
  • trade secret and intellectual property issues
  • insurance market misconduct
  • claims asserted against financial professionals
  • franchise terminations
  • commercial real estate
  • lender liability
  • corporate directors and officers' duties, and
  • securities and commercial disputes.

Stites & Harbison has represented clients in manufacturing, the service sector, professional service providers, utilities, the mineral, oil and gas industry, casualty, property and health insurers, and companies owning, financing or operating commercial real estate, to name a few.

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"Stites & Harbison lawyers do outstanding trial work for us on all types of litigation."

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Press Releases

Cassidy Rosenthal Elected to Fellowship in Construction Lawyers Society of America

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Cassidy Rosenthal as a Fellow in its organization.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 18, 2019
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Settles Age-Old Arbitrability Debate

Many construction contracts designate arbitration as the means to adjudicate disputes which are not resolved through executive negotiation, mediation or some alternate method. Occasionally, a question arises whether the claim falls within the scope of the arbitration clause.

by William G. Geisen January 14, 2019
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Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys in 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2019.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 04, 2019
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Three Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of three attorneys to the firm. Two are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; one is based in the Lexington, Ky., office. All are admitted to practice in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 27, 2018
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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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Williamson, Inc. Appoints John Wingo to Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Williamson, Inc. recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John Wingo to its 2019 board of directors. He will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 28, 2018
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Ten Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored 10 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Five attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and five were named to the Rising Stars list. Of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 27, 2018
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2019 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and four as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 07, 2018
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Attorney Jamie Little to the Nashville office

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Jamie Little to the Nashville, Tenn., office. She serves as Counsel to the firm in the Construction Service Group. Little has more than 10 years of...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 30, 2018
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Attorney Dallas Selvy to the Louisville office

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Dallas Selvy to the Louisville, Ky., office. Selvy joins the Business Litigation Service Group. Her practice is focused on civil
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 15, 2018
Presentations

Give Blood, Sweat & Tears for an Expert Direct Exam

Presentation given by Ian Ramsey and K. Scott Barnhill, P.E., Investigative Forensic Specialists, PLLC at the DRI's Fire Science and Litigation conference in Washington, D.C.

by Ian T. Ramsey October 11, 2018
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Rebecca Wichard Sherman selected for Leadership Lexington's Class of 2018-19

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Leadership Lexington has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Rebecca Wichard Sherman as a member of the 2018-19 Leadership Lexington program. Through the eleven-month program, participants are provided with opportunities to gain a...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 23, 2018
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Best Lawyers names eight Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named eight attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Benchmark Litigation names David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Benchmark Litigation recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney David Owsley to the 40 & Under Hot List for 2018. This is the second time that Owsley has earned this honor. Owsley is...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 23, 2018
Press Releases

Marshall Hixson Elected President of Fayette County Bar Association

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Marshall Hixson was recently elected president of the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA). Hixson will serve a one-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 29, 2018
Client Alerts

Electronic Transactions in Kentucky - A New Way of Doing Business?

At the end of the 20th century, the international legal community attempted to address increasingly common issues with the use of electronic signatures. At the federal level, Congress enacted the Electronic Signatures in Global and...
by Elizabeth Lee Thompson June 18, 2018
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Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle honored in 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Dan Douglass and Walker Entwistle of the Atlanta office were recently honored in the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine. Douglass has been named to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 23, 2018
Client Alerts

Doing the Right Thing, But Not Doing It Right, Can Be Fatal: The False Claims Act

Today, there are more programs than ever at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the participation of small businesses in contracting opportunities. Congress, as well as many state and local legislators, have enacted...
by Allyson True Cook May 11, 2018
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Stites & Harbison Attorney Robert Scully Honored by Virginia Super Lawyers for 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The 2018 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers magazine has honored attorney Robert E. Scully, Jr. of the Alexandria, Va., office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. Scully has been recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 10, 2018
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Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018