LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Louisville Bar Association (LBA) recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Doug Farnsley with an award for his outstanding contributions to the Louisville legal community. Farnsley received the 2015 Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon an LBA member.
Each year LBA members are asked to nominate fellow members for various LBA awards. The LBA Executive Committee makes the final decision on all LBA awards. The Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award is presented to an attorney who has made an extraordinary impact in the Louisville community via professional or volunteer activity. Simply stated, the honoree “exemplifies what it means to be a lawyer.” To Farnsley’s credit, he played a crucial role in planning and implementing the first statewide Diversity and Inclusion Summit in April 2015 to address ways the legal profession can reflect the public it represents. He also serves as president of the Kentucky Bar Association, which is a volunteer position requiring a significant time commitment.
Farnsley is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville, Ky., office. He focuses on civil trial work, including the defense of product liability claims and professional and hospital liability claims. He has over 30 years of trial experience, including more than 50 matters successfully tried to verdict.