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Stites & Harbison Promotes Seven Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2023)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that seven attorneys have been promoted: five to Member (Partner) and two to Counsel. The promotions are effective January 2023. The new Members (Partners) include:

Ann Ralls Brown – Nashville, Tenn., office – Family Law Practice
Brown concentrates her practice in the area of Family Law. She assists clients with domestic and family legal matters, including, but not limited to, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as divorce and post-divorce matters involving issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and financial and property disputes.

Ashley N. Goins – Nashville, Tenn., office – Family Law Practice
Goins has a diverse practice, including domestic relations, business litigation, and torts and insurance defense. Her domestic relations work centers around Tennessee Family Law and International Family Law, including litigating international child abduction cases through the Hague Convention.

Robin E. McGuffin – Lexington, Ky., office – Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group and Employment Law Service Group
McGuffin’s practice includes a wide variety of litigation matters, including but not limited to, complex business disputes, non-compete and trade secret claims, employment discrimination and retaliation claims, product liability, major accidents and appellate advocacy. She also counsels employers on compliance issues and assists with drafting and implementing employment policies and procedures.

Andrew Battle Sanders – Memphis, Tenn., office – Business Litigation Service Group
Sanders represents parties in business law and litigation, probate, and estate planning. He regularly advises regional and national clients on matters regarding general business, financial services and commercial real estate.

Chelsea Stanley – Jeffersonville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., offices – Torts & Insurance Practice Service Group
Stanley’s practice focuses upon defending complex product liability and aviation claims and the resolution of commercial disputes. She also serves as counsel to local municipal and business entities and fiduciaries.

The new Counsel include:

Katie M. Glass – Lexington and Frankfort, Ky., offices – Business Litigation Service Group and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group
Glass represents clients before the Kentucky Public Service Commission on a wide variety of regulatory and administrative law matters. Her practice also includes creditors’ rights and bankruptcy matters, including foreclosure lien defense, replevin, collections and creditor representation in bankruptcies.

James Hayne – Louisville, Ky., and Alexandria, Va., offices – Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group
Hayne’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, both foreign and domestic. He has extensive experience prosecuting utility patent applications covering a wide range of subject matter including electronic hardware and software, consumer goods and manufacturing equipment. He also has experience prosecuting design patent applications for ornamental products such as home goods, children’s toys, and soft goods such as bags and blankets. He is a Registered Patent Attorney.

About Stites & Harbison

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm. With 11 offices across six states — Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia — the firm represents clients across the United States and internationally. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is known as a preeminent firm managing sophisticated transactions, challenging litigation and complex regulatory matters on a daily basis. For more information, visit

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