Courtney Risk

Courtney Risk

Of Counsel | Lexington | 859-559-4456 |

Courtney brings a variety of experience to her current litigation practice. She previously served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky, prosecuting felony domestic violence assaults and homicides; child physical and sexual abuse; and child exploitation. Since returning to Lexington, Kentucky, Courtney has been focused on employment law, worker’s compensation, and insurance defense.

Courtney attended Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. During law school, she was an extern for the Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Michelle Keller and the Legal Division of the Kentucky State Police. Prior to joining Phillips, Parker, Orberson & Arnett, Courtney worked for a non-profit that served municipalities across the Commonwealth. In this non-traditional role, Courtney worked closely with the municipalities and their insurance carrier to provide legal information and training related to employment law, open records, ethics, law enforcement, and general insurance defense issues. Courtney also worked closely with local government officials to draft personnel policies tailored to their needs and practices.

Courtney is passionate about giving back to the community. She is currently a Legal Fellow for The Mary Byron Project, a non-profit organization working to enhance justice for those experiencing intimate partner violence. Courtney previously served as Chair for the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center Board of Directors. She continues to volunteer with the agency, collaborating with Ampersand staff to train law enforcement and first responders across central Kentucky on trauma informed investigative techniques.

Courtney enjoys spending time with her young daughter and her fiancé, Andrew. She enjoys camping, hiking, paddle boarding, a good latte and streaming movies.

Areas of Concentration

Automobile & Commercial Trucking Litigation
Premises Liability
Products Liability

Bar Admissions & Organizations

– Kentucky Bar Association
– Fayette County Bar Association
– Eastern District of Kentucky
– Western District of Kentucky


– Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Juris Doctor
– University of Kentucky B.A. in History