Doug Farnsley is the Immediate Past President of the Kentucky Bar Association. Until June 30, 2016, Doug served as the KBA’s President and previously served as President-Elect, as Vice President, and for six years served as a member of the KBA's Board of Governors. Doug also chaired the KBA’s highly successful 2013 Convention.
Doug is a trial lawyer. He has most recently tried cases to a jury in 2012, 2013, and 2015. Doug is also a Fellow of three invitation-only trial organizations - the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers.
Doug focuses on civil trial work, including the defense of product liability claims and professional and hospital liability claims. He has also tried cases involving employment law issues, to enforce payment pursuant to an insurance policy, for breach of warranty, and representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and death claims. Doug has over 35 years of trial experience, including 50 plus matters successfully tried to verdict. He has argued cases before state and federal appellate courts.
Doug is Stites & Harbison's General Counsel and previously served on the firm's management committee.
Jury Trial — In a 2015 jury trial, secured a $4.951M verdict on behalf of a 27 year old man who was struck by a city bus
Kentucky litigation — Represents Fortune 50 company in the defense of claims throughout Kentucky
Class Action — Successful defense of class action claims against a major nonprofit and for a telecommunications company
- Represents national rehabilitation healthcare provider throughout Kentucky
- Representation of medical device manufacturer in cases in California, Indiana, and Iowa
Medical Malpractice — Defended and managed the defense of more than 700 medical malpractice cases for the former Kentucky Medical Insurance Company