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Brittany Cross Carlson is an attorney in the Louisville office, where she is a member of the Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group. Her practice includes drug and medical device litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury defense.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • Civic, community leaders from across state celebrate Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020, virtual graduation, Northern Kentucky Tribune, December 17, 2020
  • Products Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium, co-author of Kentucky Chapter, 2020, 2021, 2022 with Jennifer Henry Jackson
  • Compelling Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, August 10, 2015
  • Predictability in Punitive Damages: Considering the Use of Punitive Damages Multipliers, co-author, Defense Counsel Journal, International Assoc. of Defense Counsel, October 2012
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Products Liability Year in Review, ABA Joint Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental CLE, Hollywood, Fla., January 2012

Recent Assignments

  • Defend national retailer against contract, product, and premises liability claims in state and federal court.
  • Defending an international medical device manufacturer as a member of the national and regional counsel teams for various devices.
  • Develop discovery strategy and coordinating large-scale e-discovery productions for international medical device manufacturer.
  • Defend Kentucky-area hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice litigation.
  • Kentucky personal injury counsel for leading international beverage manufacturer.

Community Involvement

  • Asia Institute - Crane House, Secretary
  • St. Joseph Montessori Children's Center, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2020
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, Volunteer Attorney
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, John Marshall Chapter Member

More Than Stites & Harbison

Ms. Carlson joined Stites & Harbison in September 2010 after participating in the firm's summer associate program. Prior to law school, she lived in Chicago where she worked for a litigation consulting and jury research firm. Outside of practicing law, Brittany enjoys overseas travel, cooking for family and friends, and supporting Notre Dame football.


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


  • University of Kentucky, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated 2010
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., History & Philosophy, magna cum laude, graduated 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, State Bar


  • American Bar Asssociation - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2019-20)

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