Stites & Harbison represents a broad cross-section of product manufacturers in regional and national litigation. We are trial and appellate lawyers who focus on defending complex or high-profile lawsuits.
Stites & Harbison has significant experience with most consumer, commercial, and industrial products, including:
- Agricultural vehicles & implements
- Automobiles & component parts
- Building materials
- Chemicals & dyes
- Construction equipment
- Electrical equipment & electronics
- Food production
- Industrial tools & presses
- Ladders & scaffolding
- Medical devices
- Plastics & composites
- Recreational vehicles & products
- Steel & iron components
- Trucks & transportation fleets
- Toxic substances
Stites & Harbison also makes a special effort to counsel clients on prevention and risk-management aimed at reducing the incidence of product-related accidents and minimizing or preventing product liability lawsuits.
When lawsuits do occur, our firm's lawyers actively involve product manufacturers in developing the most effective defenses. Among other activities, we:
- Coordinate the defense of product liability litigation on a regional and national basis
- Select local counsel
- Formulate sophisticated strategies
- Manage relevant and discoverable documents
- Identify and protect privileged documents
- Provide uniform discovery responses
- Prepare company employees for depositions
- Develop expert witness testimony.
In addition, our lawyers are experienced in litigation budgeting, alternative fee arrangements, and cost-effective case management.
More than 20 attorneys with the firm are trained in the engineering disciplines and natural sciences. Members of the group participate in all national organizations with an interest in the effective defense of product liability lawsuits, serve on editorial boards of industry publications, write and publish useful articles, and appear on national product liability panels and programs.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ian Ramsey to the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC).
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.
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta, GA (Venue TBA)
Atlanta office attorneys Shannon Sprinkle and Jennifer Guerra will be speakers at this event held in Atlanta on September 14, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. —The Lexington Forum has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robin McGuffin to its Board of Directors. She will serve a three-year term.
ATLANTA—The 2022 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Of special note, Joe Kingma was named to the Top 100 Georgia Lawyers list for the fifth time.
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Atlanta attorney Shannon Sprinkle will be a speaker at this Legal SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit on May 12, 2022.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Livestream or In-Person at State Bar of Georgia, Bar Center, 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta office attorney Shannon Sprinkle will be a presenter at this State Bar of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar on April 28, 2022.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Business First has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC Chair Marjorie A. Farris as a recipient of its 2022 Business Women First Enterprising Women Awards.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, Illinois
Whitney Watt will be the Moderator for one of the sessions of this Corporate Counsel Training Academy in Chicago on April 6, 2022.
COVINGTON, Ky.—The American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen to its Board of Governors. He will serve a three-year term.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Leadership Louisville Center recently announced that Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Butler is one of 47 community leaders selected to participate in the Bingham Fellows Class of 2022.
ATLANTA—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys from Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP (CSKL), including named Partner Johannes S. Kingma, Managing Partner Shannon M. Sprinkle and General Counsel William D. Newcomb, have joined Stites & Harbison’s Atlanta office.