Joseph L. Hamilton - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Joseph L. Hamilton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 502-681-0433

Joe Hamilton is a Member of the firm and has been based in the Louisville office since 1986. He is a member of the Business Litigation Service Group, which is home to approximately 60 attorneys and paralegals and is co-chair and co-founder of the firm's 20 member Class Action Defense Practice Group. His practice emphasis is in class action defense and other complex business and business insurance litigation.

With regard to his class action defense practice, Mr. Hamilton has been counsel in over 150 class actions during the last 25 years. Those class actions have been concentrated primarily in life insurance, health insurance, ERISA and other insurance and financial product issues. He has defended clients in putative statewide and nationwide class actions on a regional and national basis, representing them in the state or federal courts of more than 25 states from coast to coast.

Williams CollegeBA 1973University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of LawJ.D. 1977
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationInternational Association of Defense Counsel

Case History

Representations — Recent major representative clients include: ING Group, Inc. and subsidiaries and affiliates; American Modern Insurance Group and subsidiaries; Farmers Insurance Group and subsidiaries; Assurant, Inc. and subsidiaries; Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company; State Auto Insurance Companies; Windstream, Inc.; The Independent Order of Foresters, Auto Owners Insurance and subsidiaries and affiliates; and, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and subsidiaries and affiliates. 

Client Comments

"It is always a pleasure to work with Joe Hamilton. He is proactive, thorough, knowledgeable, and bright -- a professional of the highest caliber."

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male