Kristen N. Worak

Partner

kworak@kkhblaw.com

Much of Kristen Worak’s civil litigation practice is focused on the defense of governmental entities, their employees and elected officials involving Constitutional and tort claims. Her experience as a clerk for the Kentucky Court of Appeals provides her an insight into successful litigation. Kristen has experience in drafting structured briefs at both the trial and appellate level. Her high level of integrity is an asset to clients, both governmental and private, in the counseling of matters regarding management of personnel and common challenges faced by employers.

A native of Paducah, Kristen is happy to be building a home here for her young family. She volunteers with organizations devoted to the assistance of children, including Lotus (formerly the Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center) as well as the Paducah Day Nursery. Kristen also serves on the Kentucky Defense Counsel’s (District 1) Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Auto Accidents
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • General Practice
  • Insurance/PI Defense
  • Litigations & Appeals
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Death
Personal

Kristen is married to Rodney Worak and has two daughters, Emma and Mia.

Education
  • Mid-Continent University, B.S. Psychology and Counseling, Magna Cum Laude, 2007
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Admitted to Practice
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2014
Professional Associations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • McCracken County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Professional/Personal Achievements
  • Board of Directors, Paducah Day Nursery
  • Kentucky Colonel
  • Women’s Law Forum (SIU Law, 2007-2010)
  • Elder Law Clinic (SIU Law, 2009)
  • Board of Directors, Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center / Lotus
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • 2018 Kentucky Defense Counsel Young Lawyer of the Year
Seminars Presented
  • 2014- Kentucky Health Department Association: “Employment Law.”
  • 2015 – Kentucky Marter Municipal Clerks Academy: “Clerks’ Considerations for Employment Issues with Uniformed Personnel: Police & Fire.”
  • 2016 – Employment Law for Health Departments
  • 2018 – Kentucky League of Cities – City Officials Academy: “Police Officer’s Bill of Rights.”
  • 2019 – SIU Law – Women in the Law

Contact Us

Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins,
Blankenship & Sigler, LLP

100 South 4th Street, Suite 400
Paducah, KY 42001

p. (270) 448-8888
f. (270) 448-0998
email: info@kkhblaw.com