Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Ms. Breetz's practice focuses on both federal and state appellate advocacy, complex commercial litigation, including financial institution, real estate, and trust and estate litigation. She currently serves as co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy group.
Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
Warning! Danger Ahead When Citing Unpublished or Non-Final Opinions, co-author with Jamie Neal, Bench & Bar Magazine, Kentucky Bar Association, March/April 2023
The New Rules of Appellate Procedure are Here: What Kentucky Appellate Practitioners Need to Know, Bench & Bar Magazine, Kentucky Bar Association, March/April 2023, with Zachary M. VanVactor
Kentucky's Appellate Rules: A Panel Discussion on the Significant Changes Ahead, panel member, 2022 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Conventions, June 15, 2022
The Court of Appeals is Speaking - Are We Listening?, Louisville Bar Briefs, January 2021, with Alisa Micu and Michael D. Risley
4th Circ. Says 'Unfair' Va. Law Forces It To Nix Black Lung Suit, with Carol Dan Browning and Whitney Frazier Watt, By Sarah Jarvis, Law360, November 9, 2020
Refinery's Blast Coverage Claim Blown Up by Own Expert, by Jeff Sistrunk, Law360, May 3, 2019, with Whitney Frazier Watt
Kentucky High Court Restores $80M Punitive Damages Against Firm, Law360, December 13, 2018with Matthew W. Breetz and Michael D. Risley
More Than Stites & Harbison
Ms. Breetz is the chair of the Appellate Rules Subcommittee of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee, a position she has held since the Appellate Rules Subcommittee was created by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2011. She is also a member of the Civil Rules Committee. Ms. Breetz was elected as the first chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Section when that section was established by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2007, and she has been active in that section since that time. She is a past chair of the Louisville Bar Association’s Appellate Section. Ms. Breetz serves as a volunteer attorney for clients of the Legal Aid Society and The Center for Women and Families in Louisville. She also serves as a volunteer with Fern Creek-Highview United Ministries, a not-for-profit social service agency. In addition, Beth is a long-time supporter of the arts in Louisville. For three and a half years after law school, Ms. Breetz served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles Leibson and then to the Honorable Nicholas King, both of the Kentucky Supreme Court.