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August 27, 2013

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

by Stites & Harbison PLLC


LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. Fifty-nine of the attorneys are based in Kentucky and 20 of those are honored in three or more practice areas.

“The recognition we have received from Best Lawyers continues to validate our firm-wide commitment to providing the best level of service possible to our clients,” said Ken Sagan, chairman of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. The attorneys, with their practice areas, include:

Katherine (Kathi) Allen

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Equipment Finance Law

Thad M. Barnes

  • Commercial Litigation

John A. Bartlett

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation (ERISA)

Robert (Bob) Beck, Jr.

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Joel T. Beres

  • Copyright Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Trademark Law

Andrew G. Beshear

  • Commercial Litigation

Julian L. Bibb

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law

C. Craig Bradley, Jr.

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Bethany (Beth) Breetz

  • Appellate Practice

Eric J. Breithaupt

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Carol Dan Browning

  • Litigation – Construction
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Kenneth (Ken) Bryant

  • Transportation Law

Robert (Bob) Buchanan III

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Cynthia (Cyndy) Buttorff

  • Trusts and Estates

W​alter (Walt) Byrne, Jr.

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

A. Stuart Campbell

  • Corporate Law

Philip (Phil) Collier

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions

Robert (Bob) Connolly

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Law

James (Jim) Cotey

  • Banking and Finance Law

Jamie L. Cox

  • Real Estate Law

Janet A. Craig

  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law

Brian A. Cromer

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Charles (Mike) Cronan IV

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Daniel (Dan) Danford

  • Commercial Litigation

Matthew (Matt) DeVries

  • Construction Law

R. Daniel (Dan) Douglass

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

W. Blaine Early III

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Water Law

T. Gregory (Greg) Ehrhard

  • Real Estate Law

John M. Famularo

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Douglass (Doug) Farnsley

  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Marjorie A. Farris

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

William (Bill) Geisen

  • Litigation – Construction

Anne E. Gorham

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

Robert (Bob) Goodrich, Jr.

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

William (Bill) Gorton III

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Charles (Chuck) Grice

  • Banking and Finance Law

Robert (Bob) Griffith

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Garry K. Grooms

  • Commercial Litigation

William (Bill) Haden, Jr.

  • Real Estate Law

W. Thomas (Tom) Halbleib, Jr.

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law

Joseph (Joe) Hamilton

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Shannon Antle Hamilton

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Union
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

Joseph (Joe) Hardesty

  • Litigation – Construction

William (Bill) Hellmann

  • Corporate Law

Alex (Mike) Herrington, Jr.

  • Public Finance Law

Michael J. Hinchion

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Tax Law

Buckner (Buck) Hinkle, Jr.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

J.D. Humphries III

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction

Joseph (Joe) Jensen

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Cathy Speers Johnson

  • Family Law

Alfred (Fred) Joseph, III

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Mauritia G. Kamer

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Union
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

J. Clarke Keller

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

Laura D. Keller

  • Environmental Law

Jeffrey (Jeff) King

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Alexandra (Alex) MacKay

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Thomas (Tom) Meng

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law

Marc S. Murphy

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Richard S. Myers, Jr.

  • Copyright Law

Mark R. Overstreet

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Communications Law
  • Energy Law

Gregory (Greg) Parsons

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

William (Bill) Penny

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Water Law

Marvin Petry

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

J. David Porter

  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates

Stephen H. Price

  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment

David B. Ratterman

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

Bruce M. Reynolds

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation & Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

Michael (Mike) Risley

  • Appellate Practice

Stephen M. Ruschell

  • Corporate Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

David E. Saffer

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Kenneth (Ken) Sagan

  • Corporate Law

George (Ben) Sanders, Jr.

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Robert (Bob) Scully, Jr.

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates

James (Jim) Seiffert

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law

Gregory (Greg) Smith

  • Family Law

M. Clark Spoden

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental

W. Patrick (Pat) Stallard

  • Environmental Law

Ronald (Ronn) Steen, Jr.

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

John L. Tate

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Pamela (Pam) Taylor

  • Family Law

Elizabeth (Liz) Thompson

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Robert (Bobby) Vice, Jr.

  • Employment Law – Management

Ashley W. Ward, Jr.

  • Appellate Practice
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

T. Morgan Ward, Jr.

  • Commercial Litigation

Jack A. Wheat

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Warren (Skip) Wild, Jr.

  • Real Estate Law

John R. Wingo

  • Commercial Litigation

Michele M. Whittington

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

Gregory (Greg) Young

  • Environmental Law

The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized referral guide to the legal profession that has been published since 1983. Attorneys selected for the publication are reviewed by professional peers through an extensive survey.

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