Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Martha B. Harrison as Family Court Judge for the 49th Judicial Circuit

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 07, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Martha B. Harrison, of Scottsville, as family court judge for the 49th Judicial Circuit, Division 2, which consists of Allen and Simpson Counties.

“I am honored to have been selected by Governor Fletcher to serve as the first family court judge for the 49th Judicial Circuit,” said Harrison. “I look forward to working with the school system, public and private agencies and the legal community to promote the well-being of the children and families of Allen and Simpson Counties.”

Harrison is an attorney for Harrison & Goin Law Firm.  She received a bachelor’s degree in geography and geology from Mary Washington College (now known as the University of Mary Washington), a master’s degree in public service from Western Kentucky University and a juris doctor from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Harrison served as an advisory panel member for the Administrative Office of the Courts’ Court Improvement Program.  She received the Guardian ad Litem Award from Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and in 2006, was the recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award for service to the poor.  She is a member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association, and is married to Robert Edwin Harrison.

The judgeship was created by the 2006 General Assembly in an effort to reduce caseload backlog.  Harrison will serve until the seat is filled by general election this November.