Press Releases
February 14, 2012

Indiana Super Lawyers honors four Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2012

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.—Attorneys Robert Lanum, Allen Morris, Neal Bailen and Bruce Paul of Stites & Harbison’s Jeffersonville, Ind., office, were honored in the 2012 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This is Lanum’s ninth consecutive year of being named on the Super Lawyers list for Estate Planning & Probate; Morris is named for the second year for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. Neal Bailen and Bruce Paul are named to the Rising Stars list.

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 multi-phased process that includes 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. Rising Stars must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less to be considered. Stites & Harbison has a total of 50 attorneys listed in Super Lawyers and eight listed in Rising Stars.

Robert Lanum is of Of Counsel with Stites & Harbison. Formerly office executive member of the Jeffersonville, Ind., office, he is active in corporate, trusts, estates and tax law. Lanum is certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Indiana State Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Administration Specialty Board. Currently he is a member of the Regional Leadership Coalition, chairman of the Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc., and Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. Additionally he serves on the board of advisors of both Junior Achievement and Jeffersonville Carnegie Library Foundation, and serves on the board of directors of Indiana University Foundation. He is admitted to practice in Indiana.

Allen Morris is office executive member of the firm’s Jeffersonville, Ind., office. As a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney, he has recovered assets and counseled on real estate foreclosure, replevin and collection. He has experience in state and federal courts. His other practice focus is the public sector. This includes zoning law and practicing before local planning commissions and land-use boards of appeal. He is first vice president of the Borden Lions Club. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.

Neal Bailen is an associate based in the Jeffersonville, Ind., office. He is a member of the Health Care Service Group. His practice focuses on civil litigation, financial institutions litigation and health care law. Bailen serves on the board of directors for District 14 of Indiana’s Legal Volunteers program. He is licensed to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.

Bruce Paul is an associate with Stites & Harbison. He is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Group and the Title Insurance Defense practice group. He has a broad range of experience representing businesses in commercial disputes and personal injury claims. Paul also has experience representing governmental entities and non-profit organizations on governance issues. Paul volunteers for the Louisville Legal Aid Society and serves on One Southern Indiana’s Public Policy Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Fellows program. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.