LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Neal Bailen and Bruce Paul were named to the Rising Stars list of the 2016 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This is Bailen’s fifth time on the Rising Stars list and Paul’s seventh time being honored.
Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of the lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers list and no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. Rising Stars are selected based on the same criteria as Super Lawyers with the exception of peer evaluation by practice area. Additionally, one must be 40 years old or younger, or have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less.
Bailen is a Member (Partner) with Stites & Harbison based in Jeffersonville, Ind. His practice focuses on civil litigation and residential mortgage litigation. Bailen defends numerous professionals — including lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, debt collectors, and title agents — in professional malpractice suits throughout Indiana and Kentucky. He regularly represents banks and lenders in mortgage-related litigation, including lender liability actions, contested foreclosures and title insurance litigation. Bailen is the chairman of the board of directors for District 14 of Indiana’s Legal Volunteers program, which serves citizens of Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Orange, Scott and Washington counties. He is licensed to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.
Paul is a Member (Partner) with Stites & Harbison who practices out of its Jeffersonville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., offices. He is a member of the Torts & Insurance, Business Litigation and Financial Institutions Services Litigation practice groups. He has a broad range of experience representing businesses in commercial disputes and personal injury claims. Paul is frequently called on for counsel in discovery strategy and disputes, including litigation hold communications, preserving and recovery of electronic records, privilege challenges and confidentiality challenges. He volunteers for the Louisville Legal Aid Society and serves on the boards of directors of Gilda’s Club and One Southern Indiana. Paul is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Fellows program and Leadership Southern Indiana. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.