Daniel E. Danford - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Daniel E. Danford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 859-226-2292

Dan Danford practices with the Business Litigation Service Group and Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group and is primarily involved in defending complex business and product liability claims. Mr. Danford has defended a number of class action product liability suits involving pharmaceuticals, tires, insulating materials, light fixtures, dishware, electrical systems, construction materials, specialty rifles, automotive windshields and various cases involving financial services such as waste collection fees.

Dan also wears an administrative law hat, participating as counsel to the Hearing Committee of the United States Equestrian Federation in approximately 100 administrative hearings each year.

Mr. Danford has briefed and argued numerous cases before various appellate courts including the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and in 1999 he argued and won a landmark case before the Kentucky Supreme Court extending the standard for expert admissibility to all expert witnesses.

University of DenverBA 1980University of WisconsinMS 1982Vanderbilt University Law SchoolJ.D. 1996
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationFayette County Bar AssociationFayette County Bar FoundationDefense Research Institute (DRI)

Case History

Class Action - sale of pain mediciation — Defending class action claims and an Attorney General action in Kentucky involving the schedule II pain medication, OxyContin
Class Action - rate increases — Defending class action claims in Memphis, Tennessee, concerning rate increases by a major waste management company
Chemical Company — Defending a major chemical corporation against multi-plaintiff actions involving alleged damages from a chemical release.  The case resulted in two major federal trials in 2009 and 2010
Bankruptcy Fee reversal — Selected to reverse on appeal a multi-million dollar fee awarded in bankruptcy court to an investment brokerage firm 

Office Location

250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
Lexington, KY 40507-1758
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male