May Issue of the Kentucky Appellate Survey Monthly to Feature Interview with KY Court of Appeals Jud


We are pleased to announce that Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton of Louisville will be the subject of the third installment of our "Judicial Focus" series. An interview with Judge Clayton will be featured in the May issue of the Kentucky Appellate Survey Monthly, which will be released in June. Judge Clayton follows Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Mary Noble and Circuit Judge David Tapp, the first two subjects of this new series.

Judge Denise Clayton became the first black woman to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals in October 2007. She represents the 4th Appellate District, Division 2.

Prior to her appointment and election to the Court of Appeals, Judge Clayton was chief circuit judge for Jefferson County, where she had been a circuit judge for nearly seven years. She was the first black woman to be a Kentucky Circuit Court judge. She was also chief regional circuit judge for the Metro Region for several months before serving on the Court of Appeals. Judge Clayton previously served in Jefferson County as a judge for District Court, Family Court and Drug Court.