The Diversity Law Institute (DLI) is a nonprofit international association of lawyers, law firms and companies committed to the advancement of diversity within the legal profession and the respective systems of justice represented among its members. Its purpose and mission is to advance the interests of women and minorities in the profession and to aid in the administration of justice wherever possible.
The Diversity Award recognizes members of DLI who champion diversity, equity and inclusion while promoting equal opportunity both in their workplace and in their community with a commitment to inclusion no matter someone’s race, sexuality, religion or culture. Geisen received the Diversity Award on November 2, 2023, at the Annual Conference of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, at which DLI participated and co-sponsored, for addressing racism and discrimination in the construction industry in his presentation, “Why Aren’t We Living MLK’s Dream?”
Geisen is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the firm’s Covington, Ky., office. He is a member and former chair of the firm’s Construction Service Group. His practice focuses on construction law including dispute resolution, litigation and contract negotiation. He is a frequent lecturer for the University of Kentucky College of Law, the Construction Lawyers Society of America, Construction Users Roundtable and other construction trade associations.
Outside of the firm, Geisen is active in a variety of professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, the Construction Lawyers Society of America and the Litigation Counsel of America. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Additionally, he is a member of the Diversity Law Institute and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.