Stites & Harbison recognized

BTI Consulting Group recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC as a standout in two key areas: investing in client relationships and client-facing communication in the prestigious BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.  In-depth interviews with more than 350 corporate counsel at Global 500 and Fortune 1000 companies were conducted by BTI for the 2020 results.  BTI’s Client Service A-Team is regarded as “the gold standard to assess how law firms honestly stack up in client service and delivery.”

“We are honored to be named to the BTI Client Service A-Team for the third time in six years,” said Robert M. Connolly, Chair of Stites & Harbison.  “It confirms our uncompromising commitment to our clients and the high standard of service we deliver on a daily basis.”

The BTI Client Service A-Team is the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel.  BTI conducts its confidential phone survey of general counsel at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue representing more than 15 industry segments.  Survey respondents share which law firms that they consider the best at performing BTI’s 17 activities proven to drive superior client service and honors the highest scoring firms in its annual guide.  The 17 critical activities include:

  • Commitment to Help
  • Client Focus
  • Understands the Client’s Business
  • Provides Value for the Dollar
  • Legal skills
  • Quality Products
  • Meets Core Scope
  • Keeps Clients Informed
  • Deals with Unexpected Changes
  • Handles Problems
  • Breadth of Services
  • Advising on Business Issues
  • Unprompted Communication
  • Brings Together National Resources
  • Deals with Complexity
  • Anticipates the Client’s Needs
  • Innovative Approach

The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.  The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

Many Stites & Harbison attorneys have received special recognition in Kentucky Super Lawyers.  Five attorneys are listed among the Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky: Phil Collier, Charles (Mike) Cronan IV, Douglass Farnsley, David Nagle and John Tate.  Carol Dan Browning is listed among the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky.

The following Stites & Harbison attorneys are listed in the 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers.

Covington, Ky.                               

Super Lawyers

William G. Geisen

Frankfort, Ky.

Super Lawyers

Mark R. Overstreet

Lexington, Ky.

Super Lawyers

Robert M. Beck, Jr., J. Clarke Keller, Ashley W. Ward, Blaine Early III and Gregory P. Parsons

Rising Stars

Rebecca Wichard Sherman and Emily Startsman

Louisville, Ky.

Super Lawyers

Joel T. Beres, T. Gregory Ehrhard, Chadwick A. McTighe, John L. Tate, Bethany A. Breetz, Douglass Farnsley, Marc S. Murphy, Richard A. Vance, Matthew W. Breetz, Marjorie A. Farris, David W. Nagle, Jr., T. Morgan Ward, Jr., Carol Dan Browning,            Jeffrey A. Haeberlin, Ian T. Ramsey, Whitney Frazier Watt, Philip W. Collier, Shannon Antle Hamilton, David B. Ratterman       Terry L. Wright, Robert M. Connolly, Steven M. Henderson, Michael D. Risley, Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV and Alfred S. Joseph, III

Rising Stars

Kelly White Bryant, Michael E. Kleinert, Ozair M. Shariff, Brittany Cross Carlson, Jeffrey S. Moad, Zachary VanVactor, Michael Denbow, Brian R. Pollock, Rebecca A. Weis, Aaron R. Klein, Carolyn Purcell Michener