Kristen N. Worak


Kristen Worak focuses her civil litigation practice on defense of municipalities and local governmental entities, elected officials, and their employees in Constitutional, employment, and negligence and tort claims.  She has experience in defending a variety of claims under 42 U.S.C.  § 1983, including use of force, equal protection, due process, discrimination and harassment, as well as immunities available to governmental entities and their officials.  In addition to representation in all phases of litigation, ranging from pre-suit investigations to appeals, Kristen frequently advises local public entities on regulatory compliance, employee discipline, constitutional issues, and enforcement.

 A native of Paducah, Kristen is dedicated to the growth and health of her community.  She also serves on the Kentucky Defense Counsel’s (District 1) Board of Directors.


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
Employment & Labor Law
Insurance Defense
Litigations & Appeals
Municipal Law
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Death


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

Seminars Presented

  • “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