Oliver H. (Scott) Barber, III

Attorney in Louisville, KY
Scott Barber is a Member based in the Louisville office. He is a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Torts & Insurance Practice Service Groups where he handles a variety of complex matters for the firm's clients including complex commercial litigation, financial institutions concerns, and energy disputes.

Recent Assignments

•Defended complex foreclosure and counterclaim matters for a number of financial institutions
•Lead counsel to international oil and gas exploration company involved in multi-million dollar oil and gas rights disputes
•Defended complex commercial fraud claims brought against payment system companies
•Defended shareholder fiduciary duty claims brought against private equity fund
•Successfully tried wrongful death products liability claim filed against a leading lawn tractor manufacturer
•Defended $8 million class action tax fraud claim filed against a national telecommunications company

Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements

•Foreclosure Law & MERS,Rossdale CLE Teleconference, April 16, 2014
•Coal Industry Land Law, with William T. Gorton III, Thomas E. Meng, HalfMoon Seminars, Lexington, Ky., January 22, 2010

Before Stites & Harbison

Before joining Stites & Harbison, Mr. Barber served as a Law Clerk from 1999 to 2001 for Hon. Jerome B. Simandle, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey, and practiced white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation with the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated

Kentucky Super Lawyers (2012-14)

Community Involvement

Brightside, Board of Directors

WaterStep, Board of Directors

Gallopalooza Festival, former board member


Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

Kentucky Governor reappoints Stites & Harbison attorney Scott Barber

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Areas of Law

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Business Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Class Action
  • Mass Action & Multi-District Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Government & Regulatory Litigation
  • Real Estate & Land Use Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Natural Resources & Energy
  • Arbitration/Mediation/Dispute Resolution
  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Chemical & Allied Products/Plastics
  • Energy
  • Financing
  • Government Procurement & Contracts
  • Natural Resources/Mining/Energy
  • Wholesalers/Distributors


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

in Litigation, Business Law and Commercial Law
4.7 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1999, Pennsylvania
2005, Kentucky
New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Law School Attended

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Class of 1999

University Attended

Boston College
Class of 1991
English and Philosophy

Birth Information

Born in 1969

Associations & Memberships

MembershipsAmerican Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationPennsylvania Bar AssociationPhiladelphia Bar Association... More

Contact Information






Send email to Oliver H. (Scott) Barber, III

Office Information
Oliver H. (Scott) Barber, III
 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800,
Louisville, KY 40202


Stites & Harbison, PLLC (Louisville, Kentucky)

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