LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Doug Farnsley to serve on the Executive Council as a Member-at-Large for 2016-17. The Executive Council, which serves as NCBP’s governing board, is composed of five officers and 15 at-large members, all of whom have been recent bar presidents who have attended NCBP conferences while leading their local bar associations.
NCBP was founded in 1950 to provide state and local bar association leaders with information and training on best practices and current legal topics. Members of NCBP include bars from 53 states and territories and members include past bar leaders from those jurisdictions. NCBP provides presentations and workshops for current bar leaders at two meetings which coincide with the annual and midyear meetings of the American Bar Association.
“Doug has served in numerous leadership roles within Stites & Harbison and his community,” stated firm Chair, Robert M. Connolly. “He is an excellent attorney, a proven leader, and a quality individual. It isn’t surprising that the National Conference of Bar Presidents would select Doug for their Executive Council.”
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. He is the Immediate Past President of the Kentucky Bar Association, and previously served as President-Elect, Vice President and for six years as a member of its Board of Governors.
Outside of the firm, Farnsley is a passionate supporter of two historic sites associated with his family in southwestern Jefferson County – the Farnsley-Kaufman House and Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. He is also is a member of the Advisory Board of Actors Theatre of Louisville.