Litigation & Appeals
Our litigation and appellate practice spans all substantive legal fields. Seasoned trial lawyers, e-discovery experts, and accomplished writers of legal briefs regularly team with experienced substantive law attorneys from across the firm to deliver high quality legal services to clients needing effective representation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.
The following fourteen major categories listed under Litigation & Appeals Specialty Areas further describe our litigation experience in these areas. In all litigated matters, look to Stites & Harbison to:
- formulate sophisticated and effective litigation strategies
- understand and persuasively argue key legal issues
- identify, manage, and know the contents of relevant documents
- conduct effective and savvy e-discovery
- protect privileged, proprietary or confidential information
- ensure that good faith discovery responses are accurate and uniform
- prepare all witnesses for optimal deposition performance
- create and maintain databases and literature files
- identify knowledgeable and effective experts
- challenge or discredit unreliable or unscientific testimony
- use the latest courtroom technology and persuasion techniques with judges and juries
- analyze appellate issues and craft high-level, readable appellate briefs
NIL 101: The Revolution of Name, Image, and Likeness
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 W. Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Join Michael Denbow on March 23rd for this Thirsty Thursday networking event in our Louisville office to learn more about the Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) topic!
UK Women Innovators Network Panel Discussion
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
University of Kentucky, Gatton Student Center, Ballroom 212A, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY
Join Mandy Decker and the UK Office of Technology Commercialization for the UK Women Innovators Network panel discussion of the book "Funded Female Founders: How to traverse the uneven playing field and secure funding to grow your business."
56th Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) Annual Meeting
The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Don't miss the 56th GDLA Annual Meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from June 15-18. Earn CLE hours* and network with your friends and colleagues at various social events. Atlanta office attorney Jennifer Guerra will be a speaker at the event.
Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers
ATLANTA—The 2023 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored three Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The attorneys named on this years list are Dan Douglass, Joe Kingma and Billy Newcomb.
When Race & Gender Meet: Experiences of Black Women in the Law
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Louisville Bar Association Bar Center, 600 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Louisville office attorney Calesia Henson will be a member of the panel discussing "When Race & Gender Meet: Experiences of Black Women in Law" following the Louisville Bar Association's Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award presentation.
CFPB Issues Advisory Opinion on Digital Shopping Platforms for Mortgages
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has warned that Digital Mortgage Comparison-Shopping Platforms may violate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act’s (RESPA) anti-kickback rules. At issue are digital platforms or “online marketplaces” that enable potential borrowers to comparison shop options for mortgages and other settlement services. These websites allow potential borrowers to enter limited information that is typically part of a mortgage application, and then the platform operator purports to compare various mortgage options based on the information. The provided options typically generate paid leads for the suggested lenders and the website operator often sells the potential borrower’s contact information.
Stites & Harbison Welcomes Dylan Reeves to the Nashville Office
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney T. Dylan Reeves as a Member (Partner) based in the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office. He joins the Business Litigation and Torts & Insurance Practice Service Groups.
Commerce Lexington Appoints Cassidy Rosenthal as Board Chair for 2023
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Commerce Lexington has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Cassidy Rosenthal as Chair of its Board of Directors for 2023. Rosenthal previously served as Chair-Elect, a member of the Board of Directors and as the organization’s General Counsel.
Down the Rabbit Hole: Assessing the Reach of Amended Rule 7.1
Rule 7.1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure has long required each “nongovernmental corporate party” to file a disclosure statement when that party takes its first action in a federal court lawsuit. Effective, December 1, 2022, however, the rule was amended to require that when a case that is in federal court because of diversity jurisdiction is filed or removed, each “party or intervenor” must file a disclosure statement that provides the “name—and identif[ies] the citizenship of—every individual or entity whose citizenship is attributed to that party or intervenor.”
Emerging 100 of Atlanta Inducts Brandon Sartin
ATLANTA—Emerging 100 of Atlanta (E100 Atlanta) has inducted Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brandon D. Sartin as one of 27 new members. The induction ceremony was held in December of 2022.
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
Robin Miller Honored by Ohio Super Lawyers for 2023
MASON, Ohio—The 2023 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin D. Miller on its Super Lawyers list.
Stites & Harbison Promotes Seven Attorneys
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that seven attorneys have been promoted: five to Member (Partner) and two to Counsel. The promotions are effective January 2023.
Nine Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2022 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Six attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.
Stites & Harbison Welcomes Five Attorneys to Kentucky and Georgia Offices
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of five attorneys to the firm. Bailey Browning and Kyle Schroader join the Lexington, Ky., office, Ana England and Zac Losey join the Louisville, Ky., office and Evan Elam joins the Atlanta office.
Benchmark Litigation 2023 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions.
Ian Ramsey Appointed to Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ian Ramsey to the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC).
Lewis Perling Elected to Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Board
ATLANTA—Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lewis Perling to its of Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term.
Stites & Harbison Earns 87 Rankings in 2023 "Best Law Firms" List
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have released their 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s three National Tier 1 rankings include: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Trademark Law. The firm’s overall results include 87 metropolitan rankings in six regions.
Class Action Litigation for In-House Counsel: Current Trends, Updates and Best Practices
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET - 1:30 p.m. ET
Litigation attorney Chad McTighe presents the current trends, updates and best practices for class action litigation for in-house counsel at this IHC Essentials Series seminar on November 9th.