NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) has recognized Stites & Harbison PLLC for the law firm’s leadership and generosity in rendering more than $1 million in pro bono services to support battlefield preservation during the past five years.
According to CWPT President Jim Lighthizer, Stites & Harbison has helped lead efforts to preserve valuable battlefield acreage in Franklin and Middle Tennessee In addition to rendering legal services for the acquisition of battlefield property, Stites & Harbison has provided services to support and maintain Franklin’s Charge, an organization that is working to preserve and restore the Battle of Franklin battlefield.
“The leadership and work that Stites has provided is so far outside the box of what any other organization is doing to ensure this historic acreage is preserved,” said Lighthizer. “Their understanding and commitment to helping us preserve these hallowed grounds is invaluable.”
CWPT has more than 55,000 members and is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States, having preserved more than 29,000 acres of battlefield land across the nation.
Attorneys Julian Bibb and Miranda Christy, along with staff support from Stacey Watson, Frances Regan and Christina Willow, have provided the bulk of the support rendered by Stites & Harbison.
“We are appreciative of the recognition given to the law firm by CWPT,” said Bibb. “This has been a remarkable five years. Our efforts have supported land preservation, education and tourism. It’s been exciting to see the success of these efforts and we certainly enjoy our relationship with CWPT.”