Thad M. Barnes - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Thad M. Barnes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Thad Barnes is an experienced trial attorney with approximately 40 bench and jury trials to his credit. Mr. Barnes' practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, and health care litigation. Mr. Barnes has extensive experience in patent litigation and trade secret cases and is listed in Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star in the Intellectual Property practice area. Mr. Barnes also handles complex electronic discovery issues and advises clients on privacy and information security issues and implements defensible approaches to the presentation, collection and production of electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation, government requests and investigations.

University of KentuckyBA 1990University of LouisvilleJ.D. 1993
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationDefense Research Institute (DRI)Leo Bearman Jr. American Inns of Court SocietyFederal Bar AssociationMemphis Bar Association

Case History

Trade Secret case — After a five week jury trial in New Jersey federal court, obtained a unanimous defense verdict in favor of fragrance company Mane USA, Inc. dismissing claims that the company conspired with a perfumer to misappropriate over 600 trade secret fragrance formulas from a competitor–Swiss fragrance giant Givaudan Fragrances Corp.  
Lead Counsel — Lead counsel in obtaining $40 million settlement for global flavor manufacturer V. Mane Fils against a competitor for claims of patent infringement, false advertising, and tortious interference. 
Arbitration Trial — Lead counsel in successful international arbitration trial involving pro audio music speaker manufacturer and foreign distributor for 40 countries 
Hospital Merger Challenge — Successfully defended a second request hospital merger challenge by Federal Trade Commission
Environmental Remediation — Co-counsel in multi-million dollar environmental remediation and allocation dispute involving international corporations.
Document Retention — Developed numerous document retention/ESI policies for large U.S. corporations

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male