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Cassidy R. Rosenthal

  • Lexington Office Executive Member
  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC
  • 250 W. Main St., Ste. 2300
  • Lexington, Kentucky 40507
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859) 226-2253
  • Cell: (859) 433-3033
  • Company Phone: (859) 226-2300
  • Fax: (859) 253-9144


  • Undergraduate: B.A., History and English DePauw University 1998
  • Law School: J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law 2002

Honors and Activities

Order of the Coif

Kentucky Law Journal

Research Assistant for Professor Rutherford B. Campbell

Carson History Scholarship, 1996-98

DePauw Dean’s Scholarship

Pi Beta Phi Sorority, President

Career History

Office Executive Member, Lexington office

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, Member (ex officio)

Business Acceptance Committee, Member


Cassidy R. Rosenthal is Stites & Harbison’s Lexington Office Executive Member and a Member of the Construction Service Group. Her practice focuses on advising clients throughout all phases of construction projects including planning, contract drafting and negotiation, and project administration. Cassidy successfully guides her clients through construction claims and disputes including informal negotiations, mediation, litigation in state and federal courts, and in arbitration throughout the country. In addition to leading the firm’s Lexington office, Cassidy is a leader in the community serving on the Commerce Lexington Board, and a leader in the construction industry serving on the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Board, and serving as Chair for the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Division 1 Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Steering Committee.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, member

American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, member; Division 1 Steering Committee Chair

Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow

Kentucky Bar Association, Public Contract and Construction Law, member

Fayette County Bar Association, Past-president, Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono, Board of Directors

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

“What to Do About Drug Use on the Job Site,” Annual AGC of Kentucky Safety, Issues and Education Conference, Louisville, KY, November 2019

“Chapters 18 & 19: Kentucky Construction Lien and Bond Law,” Co-Author, Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law Book, Fourth Edition, 2018

“Public Private Partnerships in Kentucky,” Associated General Contractors of Kentucky and Construction Financial Managers, Moderator, May 2018

“Has It Really Been A Decade? The 2017 AIA Contract Documents,” American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting, Boston, Mass., October 2017, Program Co-Chair

“Good Intentions, Scary Results: Avoiding the Money Pit in ‘Green’ Renovations,” Earth, Wind, Fire & Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Midwinter Meeting, Palm Desert, Calif., February 2017

“Kentucky Court of Appeals Entertains Contractor’s Negligent Misrepresentation Claims Against Architect,” with Rebecca M. Wichard Sherman,  Stites & Harbison Legal Update, January 26, 2017

“First Steps in the Process,” Moderator, Kentucky P3: Public-Private Partnerships Conference, Lexington, Ky., October 27, 2016

“To Un-Jam Transportation Infrastructure Tenn. Tries P3s,” Law360, May 26, 2016

“Kentucky Enacts Public-Private Partnership Legislation,” with Charlotte Turner McCoy,  The Goods, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, May 2016

“Young Lawyer Division Writing Practicum,” Presenter, ABA Midwinter Meeting, Forum on Construction Law, January 2016

“Kentucky Construction Law,” Author, chapter on “Damages and Remedies,” Second Edition 2015

“Capital Construction Process for Small Institutions,” Presenter, NACUBO Seminar, July 2015

“Important Construction Contract Considerations: Reducing Potential Sources of Dispute,” Presenter, Van Meter Insurance Seminar, June 2015

“Kentucky Enacts A New Project Delivery Method,” Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 3, 2015

“Contractors and Owners Beware: Your contracts may limit your Recoverable Damages,” Stites & Harbison Client Alert, January 14, 2015

“Integrated Project Delivery Contact Documents,” Presenter, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Kentucky Chapter, November 2014

Court Admissions



U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th District

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

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

Community Activities

Commerce Lexington, Board of Directors, General Counsel

Leadership Lexington, Graduate

Downtown Lexington Corp., Board of Directors

Lexington Opera Society, Board of Directors, 2004-09

Lexington Junior League 2005-10

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