LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Chrisandrea Turner has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Turner succeeds Elizabeth Lee Thompson, who has served as the service group chair for 20 years. Both Thompson and Turner will continue their diverse legal practices in creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.
“We are grateful to Liz for her leadership of the creditors’ rights practice at Stites for the last 20 years,” stated Marjorie A. Farris, Chair of Stites & Harbison. “Liz is a true trailblazer who has not only done so much for this firm but for the larger legal community including the critical mentorship of attorneys. We celebrate Liz’s accomplishments and are very excited to see Chrissie take over as chair of the service group. Chrissie has served in several leadership roles while at the firm, and we know she will do an excellent job managing the team while still running her legal practice.”
Turner is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Lexington office. She is a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigator focusing on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and adversary proceeding defense. Turner regularly represents lenders, trade creditors, lessors and lessees, sureties and large creditors in Chapter 11 matters and complex bankruptcies around the country. Her litigation practice includes receiverships, preferential and fraudulent transfer defense in bankruptcies, nondischarge of debt adversaries and foreclosure. Her discipline of practice touches areas beyond bankruptcy, including environmental actions, healthcare matters and corporate transactions.
Outside of the firm, Turner stays active in various professional and community organizations. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the Women Lawyers Association. She also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Leadership Kentucky’s Board of Directors. Turner is the former Chair of Women Leading Kentucky.