Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Judge Abramson to Kentucky Court of Appeals

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Judge Lisabeth H. Abramson will serve the district’s 2nd division

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today appointed Jefferson Circuit Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, of Louisville, as Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge for the 4th Appellate District, Division 2.

Judge Abramson replaces Judge William L. Knopf, who retired effective today.

“Judge Abramson brings impressive credentials to the Court of Appeals and I am pleased that she has sought and accepted this appointment,” said Governor Fletcher

“I have been eagerly looking forward to serving on the Court of Appeals beginning in January, so I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to begin now on the important work that lies ahead,” said Judge Abramson.

A native of Princeton, Judge Abramson is a graduate of University of Louisville, where she received her bachelor’s degree with highest honors, her juris doctorate magna cum laude and was named the Outstanding Graduate of her Law School class. Previously, she served as a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1997 to 1998.

Judge Abramson currently serves as president of the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council, and is a member of the American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. She also serves as a trustee for the Kentucky Judicial Form Retirement System Board, a lecturer for the Kentucky Circuit Judges Judicial College, and a member of the Kentucky Circuit Court Judges Association Education Committee. Judge Abramson is a member of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2007.

Judge Abramson and her husband, Professor Leslie W. Abramson, have three sons.