Carolyn P. Michener

Carolyn P. Michener

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2023

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Carolyn Purcell Michener is an attorney in the Louisville office and a member of the Business Litigation Service Group. Carolyn has a diverse litigation practice that includes professional liability defense and product liability defense.

Recent Assignments

  • Obtained dismissal in defamation case by invoking the judicial statements privilege.
  • Obtained dismissal, on the basis of statute of limitations, of malicious prosecution and abuse of process claims asserted against a lawyer.
  • Counsel for distributor of pigments and minerals in defense of claims of alleged asbestos exposure.
  • Obtained dismissal in federal court of fraud, breach of contract, and various other claims asserted against national mortgage servicer on grounds of judicial estoppel.
  • Recent opinion from Kentucky Court of Appeals, affirming the trial court, dismissing legal malpractice case on grounds of res judicata and lack of causation

Community Involvement

  • Fund for the Arts, NeXtGen Board of Directors (2020-23)
  • Fund for the Arts NeXt Ambassador, Class of 2020

More Than Stites & Harbison

Carolyn joined the firm after serving for a year as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Simpson, III, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. She is a coach of the Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court team at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (2016-present). Carolyn is a member of the Fund for the Arts NeXtGen board after graduating from the NeXt Ambassador Class of 2020.In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys going to the theatre, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Contact & Links
  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352
  • University of Louisville, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated 2016
  • University of Louisville, B.A.., graduated 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Kentucky, Member
  • Indiana, Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court - Associate (2019-22)
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S> District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2020-22)


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