LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2012)—Angela Stephens, a construction attorney in the Louisville, Ky., office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is one of three finalists for the prestigious American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She is the first ever attorney from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the first ever construction attorney to be nominated for this award since it was established in 2007. This annual award honors the most talented young lawyers in the nation who demonstrate professional excellence and service to their community as well as to the legal profession.
Nominations for the ABA National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award are made by various divisions of the ABA. Stephens was nominated by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. She will be recognized as one of the three finalists at the ABA Winter Meeting on February 4, 2012, in New Orleans.
Stephens, a Member (Partner) of the firm and a member of Construction Law Service Group, is a LEED Accredited Professional and uses her knowledge of sustainable design and construction to advise clients about various legal issues arising out of both general construction matters and green or sustainable design. She is the first attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to achieve Green Advantage® certification. She also has substantial involvement with the fabricated structural steel industry in the United States. Her background also includes a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School, Louisville, Ky.
“Angela is well-known throughout all our offices as a talented construction attorney. I commend her dedication to the legal profession and to our clients,” said Ken Sagan, new chairman of Stites & Harbison.
“Angela is an exceptional attorney and a most-deserving finalist for the ABA National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. All of us in the firm are delighted for her in receiving this terrific honor.”
\Stites & Harbison, PLLC, (www.stites.com) is a regional business and litigation firm with attorneys in Louisville, Frankfort and Lexington, Ky.; Alexandria, Va.; Atlanta; Jeffersonville, Ind.; and Nashville and Franklin, Tenn. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the Southeast. Our attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers in the following leading legal directories: Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory®, The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers magazine. Recent firm honors include: among America’s Top Law Firms in First Tier Ratings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, one of the Top 15 Places to Work in Kentucky — six years in a row (Kentucky Chamber of Commerce), one of the 50 Best Overall Law Firms in America (Global Research), one of the Leading Law Firms in America (The American Lawyer), a Go-To Law Firm® (Corporate Counsel), one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine) and a Top 10 Growth Firm (National Law Journal).