LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chairman Ken Sagan of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announces the addition of seven new attorneys to the firm. Four of the seven attorneys are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; two are based in the Lexington, Ky., office; and one is based in the Atlanta, Ga., office.
Louisville, Ky., Office Additions:
Daniel Cameron joins the Business Litigation Service Group. He graduated cum laude in 2011 from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Ky. In law school, he was a member of the University of Louisville Law Review (2009-10) and president of the Student Bar Association. He joined Stites & Harbison after serving two years as a law clerk for the Hon. Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Cameron is a member of the Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council and the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center Advisory Board. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
James Hayne joins the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Fla., in 2013. He is a Registered Patent Attorney. While attending law school, Hayne earned the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a legal intern at the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing. Hayne also interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Zachary D. Jones joins the Construction Service Group. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tenn., in 2013. During law school, he was president of the Memphis Association of Law & Business, Mock Trial Justice of the Moot Court Board, and was a member of the Memphis Law Review. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Jones served as extern to the Hon. Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and as an intern for the Hon. J.B. Cox, Tennessee Chancery Court for the 17th Judicial District. His background also includes more than five years of experience bidding and building a wide range of construction projects throughout the Southeastern U.S. Jones is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Timothy D. Thompson joins the Business Litigation Service Group. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., in 2011. In law school, Thompson
served as editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Law Journal, Volume 99. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he served for two years as a law clerk for the Hon. Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Thompson is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky., Office Additions:
Dustyn B. Jones joins the Insurance Regulatory Compliance and Health Care Service Groups. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., in 2013. In law school, Jones was a Kentucky Trial Advocacy Board Member, Top 5 Overall Advocate. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, she participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2011. She also worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance. Jones is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Emily Larish Startsman joins the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tenn., in 2011. During law school, she was a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society and served as a managing editor for Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Startsman served for two years as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Danny C. Reeves, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Atlanta, Ga., Office Addition:
Walter L. Booth, Jr., joins the Business Litigation, Construction and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Groups. He earned his J.D. from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Ga., in 2013. In law school, he was a member of the Mock Trial team, Student Government, and Southern Region Director of Corporate Relations of the National Black Law Students Association. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he worked in the financial services industry for one of the nation’s largest banks and brokerage firms. Booth managed a multimillion dollar book of business while working as both a FINRA licensed representative and bank officer. He is admitted to practice in Georgia. Booth is a native of Gainesville, Fla., and attended Furman University where he was a football team captain.