Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints 30th Judicial Circuit Judge

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

William Douglas Kemper, of Louisville, accepts appointment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed William Douglas Kemper, of Louisville as Circuit Judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit, Division 5, encompassing all of Louisville Metro, Jefferson County.

Kemper replaces Judge Stephen P. Ryan, who retired into the state’s Senior Status Program for Special Judges in January of this year.

Kemper received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree from Indiana University and a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1993.  Kemper’s prior experience includes serving in Washington, D.C. as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI), where he worked as an auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office and as a budget analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Following graduation from the UK College of Law, Kemper served for more than seven years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County under Nicholas King and David Stengel, where he participated as lead counsel in nearly 100 trials.  Currently, Kemper is an attorney in the Louisville office of Frost Brown Todd, LLC

Kemper is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, the bars of the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Kentucky Defense Counsel. He previously served as a member of the Kentucky Academy of Justice.  Kemper also serves on the University of Louisville Alumni Association Board of Directors and the UK Law Alumni Board of Directors.

Kemper is married to Regina Marie Beam Kemper. They have three children.