LEXINGTON, Ky.—The University of Kentucky College of Law recently inducted Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney John Famularo to its Hall of Fame for 2015. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor one can receive from the College of Law. Famularo was inducted during the Kentucky Bar Association annual convention held at the Lexington Convention Center on June 17.
Nominees for the Hall of Fame must meet specific criteria with final selections made by the Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Association. To qualify, nominees must have earned their J.D. not less than 10 years prior to consideration or have taught at the College of Law not less than 20 years prior to consideration. The top candidates have reached the pinnacle of success in their field and remained at that level long enough to show perseverance, have had their success and contributions recognized by their peers and/or have demonstrated a significant positive influence on the College of Law.
Famularo is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison based in Lexington. He has been an active trial lawyer for more than 30 years. He successfully argued the boundary dispute case of Ohio v. Kentucky before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, and has successfully secured verdicts in more than 100 trials in a wide range of cases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an honor reserved for only the top 1% of trial lawyers in America. He has been active in ACTL, including serving as a Regent and State Chair. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association. His practice is primarily in defense of pharmaceutical companies, product liability matters, class action defense and complex litigation. He has served as Chief Judge of the 22nd Judicial District in Lexington and is General Counsel for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington.
Since earning his J.D. from UK, Famularo has kept strong ties to the university. He has served as an adjunct law professor and is a University of Kentucky Fellow.