LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Attorneys Neal Bailen and Bruce Paul of Stites & Harbison’s Jeffersonville, Ind., office, were named to the Rising Stars list of the 2014 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This is Bailen’s third time as a Rising Star and Paul’s fifth time being honored.
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 process, including 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. Additionally, one must be 40 years old or younger, or have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less. Stites & Harbison has 65 attorneys listed in Super Lawyers and 36 listed in Rising Stars.
Neal Bailen is an attorney with Stites & Harbison. His practice focuses on civil litigation, financial institutions litigation, and health care law. Bailen defends numerous professionals — including lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, debt collectors, and title agents — in professional malpractice suits throughout Indiana and Kentucky. He regularly represents banks and lenders in mortgage litigation, including lender liability actions and contested foreclosures . 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 attorney with Stites & Harbison who practices out of its Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky, offices. He is a member of the Torts & Insurance, Business Litigation, and Financial Institutions Services Litigation practice groups. 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 and zoning issues. Paul volunteers for the Louisville Legal Aid Society and serves on the boards of directors of the Kentucky-Indiana Exchange and One Southern Indiana. He is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Bingham Fellows program and Leadership Southern Indiana. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Kentucky.