Kristen N. Krueger

PARTNER

Kristen Krueger is not your typical attorney; she’s a force committed to the defense of communities, municipalities, and local government entities. With a focus on civil litigation, Kristen specializes in defending these entities, their elected officials, and employees in constitutional, employment, negligence, and tort claims.

Her expertise is essential in cases under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, covering a broad spectrum of issues, including use of force, equal protection, due process, discrimination, and harassment. Kristen is well-versed in the immunities available to governmental entities and their officials. She takes pride in representing her clients at every stage of litigation, from pre-suit investigations to appeals.

Beyond the courtroom, Kristen is a trusted advisor to local public entities. She provides invaluable counsel on regulatory compliance, employee discipline, constitutional matters, and enforcement, helping her clients manage diverse legal landscapes. In recent years, Kristen has played a crucial role in the world of code enforcement and fire departments. She often addresses local code enforcement meetings and is the go-to attorney for cities facing imminent demolition issues. She excels in navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance, 4th Amendment concerns, fire prevention regulations, and local codes and ordinances.

Integrity is the foundation of Kristen’s practice. She never cuts corners, always prioritizing ethics and professionalism. If she believes a client doesn’t have a case, she won’t take the work, knowing it would do more harm than good.

Kristen’s clients appreciate her responsiveness, thoroughness, and tireless work ethic. What sets her apart is her administrative acumen, allowing her to understand legal matters not just from a litigation perspective but also administratively, preventing issues before they escalate. She’s not just a problem solver; she presents her clients with well-informed options. Kristen is a relentless advocate for justice, a valued asset to her community, and a true embodiment of legal excellence.

Education

Mid-Continent University, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, 2007
Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2010

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky, 2011
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
McCracken County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Administrative Law
Auto Accidents
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Employment & Labor Law
Insurance Defense
Litigation & Appeals
Municipal Law
Personal Injury
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Death

Achievements

SuperLawyers®, Rising Stars 2019-2021
Kentucky Colonel
Kentucky Defense Counsel, Young Lawyer of the Year, 2018
Kentucky Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Seminars Presented

  • “Employment Law Considerations for Health Departments,” 2023
  • “Legal Considerations for Health Department Employees,” 2023
  • “Legal Considerations for Health Department Employees,” 2022
  • “Employment Considerations in Public Health,” 2022
  • “Warrantless Searches,” West Kentucky Regional Code Enforcement Meeting, 2021
  • “Legal Considerations for Enforcement,” West Kentucky Regional Code Enforcement Meeting, 2021
  • “Mandatory Vaccinations,” Kentucky Health Department Association, 2021
  • “Inmate Religious Rights,” Kentucky Jailer’s Association, 2021
  • “Employment Law,” Kentucky Health Department Association, 2019
  • “Junk Car Ordinances,” West Kentucky Regional Code Enforcement Meeting, 2019
  • “Fourth Amendment,” West Kentucky Regional Code Enforcement Meeting, 2019
  • “Police Officer’s Bill of Rights,” Kentucky League of Cities, 2018
  • “Employment Law for Health Departments,” Kentucky Health Department Association, 2016
  • “Clerks’ Considerations for Discipline of Uniformed Personnel,” Kentucky League of Cities, 2015
  • “Employment Law,” Kentucky Health Department Association, 2015