LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Louisville Bar Association (LBA) recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV with the 2017 Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award.
The Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award is presented to an attorney who demonstrates the highest standards of civility, honesty and courtesy when dealing with clients, opposing parties and counsel, the courts and the public. The honoree also exhibits excellence through leadership in the legal profession.
“Mike is one of the most respected and beloved attorneys in our region. Clients, colleagues, the Judiciary, the public and even opposing counsel all hold Mike in the highest esteem,” stated Robert M. Connolly, Chair of Stites & Harbison. “No one demonstrates the characteristics of this award more than Mike. It is a well-deserved honor.”
Cronan is a Senior Member of the firm. Having tried numerous cases, his practice focuses on civil litigation, with emphasis on business and complex litigation, health care law, and alternative dispute resolution. Cronan has made dozens of seminar presentations and has written numerous articles and other publications relating to litigation and health care law. He has contributed to chapters in three editions of the University of Kentucky publication, Kentucky Health Care Law. He is a member of the selective American College of Trial Lawyers; top-ranked in Chambers USA; named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® for five years and recognized as a Best Lawyer in America® since 1993; honored as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation; and named to Kentucky Super Lawyers. Cronan’s leadership experience at Stites & Harbison has included serving as Managing Partner as well as Chair of the firm’s Health Care Service Group.
Outside of the firm, Cronan is the immediate past President of the LBA. He serves on the Attorney Steering Committee of Citizens for Better Judges and is a member of Rotary Club of Louisville. His civic and community involvement has also included service as Chair of the Board of GuardiaCare Services, Inc., recently merged into ElderServe, where he continues to serve as a member of that board.