LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) recently inducted Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Robert (Bob) Connolly as a Fellow. The induction ceremony took place on September 12 in London, England, during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the College.
Bob Connolly is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in the Louisville, Ky., office. He is a member of the firm’s Torts & Insurance Practice and Business Litigation Service Groups. Having tried over 80 jury trials, his practice includes defending complex product liability claims and construction and commercial disputes. Connolly is routinely recognized by Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, Best Lawyers in America®, Benchmark Litigation and Kentucky Super Lawyers®.
“This is an incredible honor for Bob and our trial practice,” said Ken Sagan, chairman of Stites & Harbison. “The firm now is privileged to have eight Fellows of the College.” Carol Dan Browning, Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, Douglass (Doug) Farnsley and John L. Tate are Fellows from the Louisville, Ky., office; John M. Famularo and Ben L. Kessinger Jr. are Fellows from the Lexington, Ky., office; and Charles H. Warfield is a Fellow from the Nashville, Tenn., office.
Founded in 1950, ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. Membership in the College cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province.