LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announces the addition of five attorneys to the firm. Three are based in the Louisville, Ky., office; one is based in the Lexington, Ky., office; and one is based in the Nashville, Tenn., office. All are admitted to practice in the state of their office location.
Calesia Henson is a member of the Employment Service Group in Louisville. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2019. In law school, Henson was president of the Black Law Students Association and the articles selection editor of the University of Louisville Law Review. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, she was an intern for the Hon. Judge Hale, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, in Spring 2018 and a Summer Associate in the firm’s Louisville office in 2017 and 2018. Before law school, she taught two years in Tennessee for Teach For America, part of the AmeriCorps national service program.
Alisa Micu is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group in Louisville. She graduated from Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2019. During law school, she served as treasurer of the Business & Law Society, participated in the Moot Court Competition and was an associate articles editor of Georgia State University Law Review. In 2019, she was published in Georgia State University Law Review. Before joining Stites & Harbison, Micu was a Summer Associate for the firm in 2017 and 2018. Prior to law school, she worked as an accounts manager and paralegal in Georgia. She is fluent in Romanian.
Carly Phelps is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group in Louisville. She earned her J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2017. While in law school, Phelps served as managing editor of the University of Louisville Law Review and vice president of communications of the Student Bar Association. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a term law clerk for the Honorable Joseph H. McKinley, U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of Kentucky, 2017-19. Additionally, Phelps served as an intern for Congressman John Yarmuth in Washington, D.C.
Jordan Gilliam is a member of the Real Estate & Banking Service Group in Lexington. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2019. In law school, Gilliam served as parliamentarian of the Black Law Student’s Association, a staff member of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resource Law and a student representative of the Faculty Diversity Committee. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he was a law clerk for Omni Title & Escrow during the summers of 2017 and 2018. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, he was a judicial intern for Hampton Circuit Court Chief Judge Wilford Taylor, Jr.
Kelso Stevens is a member of the Business & Finance Service Group in Nashville. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2019. In law school, Stevens served as president of the Sports and Entertainment Legal Society and was a student attorney for the UT Knoxville College of Law Pro Bono Clinic. He also was a founding member and Executive Board member of Vols for Vets, a student organization created to better assist veterans in the Knoxville community. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he was a 2018 Summer Associate for the firm. Prior to law school, he worked as an events specialist for Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Charlotte Motor Speedway.