Stites & Harbison has hired Matthew Kroplin and Patrick Warfield as associates in the law firm’s Nashville office.
Kroplin will practice in the Business Litigation Service Group while Warfield will focus his efforts in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group.
“We welcome Matt and Patrick to our team as we continue to deepen the expertise we offer through our business litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy service groups at Stites,” said Stephen H. Price, the firm’s managing member for the Nashville office.
Kroplin, at left in our photo, already has three years of business litigation experience under his belt. His practice has included the representation of banks, insurance companies, health care companies and other business entities — including individuals dealing with complex matters under dispute in the areas of tort, insurance defense, contracts, zoning, creditor representation, and general business.
Formerly with Frost Brown Todd, Kroplin also served as a law clerk for Wilkes & McHugh P.A. and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General. Prior to that, he was house majority caucus press secretary for the Tennessee General Assembly.
Warfield interned for Senior U.S. District Court Judge Thomas A. Wiseman Jr. and Tennessee Circuit Court Judge and Chancellor James G. Martin III. He also worked as a clerk for the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General in the environmental and tobacco enforcement divisions. Prior to pursuing a law degree, he was a sixth-grade science teacher at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., where he also coached varsity track and cross-country.
Stites & Harbison is one of the region’s oldest firms. Warfield and Kroplin’s Nashville office addition bring to 49 the total number of attorneys practicing here. Overall, the firm has about 240 attorneys in eight offices located throughout the Southeast.