Barbara A. Kriz

Phone: (859) 255-6885

              ext. 114



Barbara A. Kriz has been litigating cases for over 33 years in both state and federal courts. She has extensive experience in employment, civil rights, school and general tort law. She has conducted independent investigations into allegations of workplace discrimination on behalf of employers and government agencies. She has been sought as a lecturer in the areas of worker' compensation, civil rights and employment law.

Education and Memberships

University of Kentucky (B.A. Political Science, 1981, Phi Beta Kappa) University of Kentucky (J.D., 1984) Illinois Bar Association, 1984 to present Kentucky Bar Association, 1985 to present Fayette County Bar Association, 1985 to present

Honors and Awards

AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of competence and ethics as voted on by legal peers American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, required to have tried at least 10 jury trials in their career. 2018 Fayette County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Designated Super Lawyers in employment law and recognized by the Worldwide Registry of Executives and Professionals.

Community Service

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, providing legal services to indigent clients, 1991 to present Lexington Directions, Correspondence Secretary, 2019 to 20; member since 2015 Providence Montesorri School Board of Education, 2002 to 2005

Published Cases

Doe v. Logan, 602 S.W 3d 177 (Ky. App. 2020) Furtula v. University of Kentucky, 438 S.W. 3d 303 (Ky. 2014) Mitchell v. University of Kentucky, 366 S.W. 3d 895 (Ky. 2012) Prater v. Catt, 443 S.W. 3d 6 (Ky. App. 2014) Lindsey v. Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky, 552 S.W. 3d 77 (Ky. App. 2018) Mendez v. UK, 357 S.W. 3d 534, (Ky. App. 2011) Mitchell v. UK, 366 S.W. 3d 895 (Ky. 2012) Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Massarone, 326 F. 3d 813 (6th Cir. 2003) Thompson v. Budd Company, 199 F. 3d 799 (6th Cir. 1999) Morrow v. Stivers, Ky. App. 836 S.W.2d 424 (1992) Estep v. B.F. Saul, Ky. App. 843 S.W.2d 911 (1992) Sallee v. GTE South, Inc., Ky. 839 S.W.2d 277 (1992) Edmonson v. Commonwealth, Ky., 725 S.W.2d 595 (1987) Caudill v. Commonwealth, Ky. App. 723 S.W.2d 881 (1986) McKee v. Commonwealth, Ky. App. 720 S.W.2d 343 (1986)