K. Kelly Bryant

K. Kelly Bryant

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2019

Louisville, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Health Care Law
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K. Kelly White Bryant is a Member of the firm located in the Louisville office where she is a member of the Health Care Service Group. Kelly’s practice is devoted to health law, focusing on regulatory matters, transactional matters and certificate of need matters. Kelly’s certificate of need experience includes preparation and submission of applications, representation in CON hearings and CON decision appeals for a broad range of provider types, including: ambulance, home health, hospice, acute care beds, psychiatric beds, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, neonatal special care beds, rehab agencies, cardiac catheterization, ambulatory surgery center, limited service clinic, MRI, mobile health service and linear accelerator.

Kelly’s health law experience also includes: compliance guidance; fraud and abuse analysis; physician self-referral issues; hospital/physician contracting; representation before the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and other licensing agencies; and reimbursement issues.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • No substantive changes to the 2020-2022 Kentucky State Health Plan, Medical News, September 31, 2020
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse laws are relaxed during COVID-19, Medical News, April 27, 2020
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws are Relaxed During COVID-19, Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 13, 2020
  • Biennial Kentucky Health Law Institute, Planning Committee (2018 and 2020)
  • Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, March 2020
  • No-fault insurance in Kentucky, with Sarah Cronan Spurlock, Medical News, July 8, 2019
  • Introduction to Health Law, Panel member, Health Enterprise Network Healthcare Fellows, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandies School of Law, March 19, 2019, with Sarah Cronan Spurlock
  • Residents in Business, faculty panel, University of Louisville School of Medicine, May 15-17, 2018, with Sarah Cronan Spurlock
  • Employment Contracting Seminar, Kentucky Medical Association, Louisville, Ky., January 27, 2018, with Dustyn B. Jones and Sarah Cronan Spurlock

More Than Stites & Harbison

Kelly joined Stites & Harbison in September 2007 after participating in the firm's summer associate program. While in law school, she was a senior staff member for the Kentucky Law Journal and, in the spring of 2006, she served as a clerk for the Fayette District Court judges. Kelly is the President of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys. She is a past Chair and past Vice-Chair for the Louisville Bar Association Health Law Section and previously served on the Louisville Bar Association CLE Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Bar Foundation and Medical News. For nine years, Kelly served on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood House, a community center in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood. She also was previously on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their little boy, Sam.

  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., graduated 2007
  • Rhodes College, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, graduated 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Kentucky, Kentucky
  • American Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Louisville Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Health Care Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Health Care Law, Louisville (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Health Care Law
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-present)
  • Business First of Louisville, Partners in Health Care People to Watch (2014)
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer (2016)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Litigation - Health Care

Community Involvement
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys, President of Board of Directors
  • Medical News, Board of Directors
  • Neighborhood House, Board of Directors
  • Focus Louisville, Fall 2013 Graduate

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