If you would like to serve a subpoena on the University, its affiliated corporations, or its officers in their official capacity, please email the subpoena as an attachment to subpoenas@uky.edu.

If you would like to file an Open Records Request for records maintained by the University or its affiliated corporations, please email your request to ukopenrecords@uky.edu.

The General Counsel serves as attorney, counselor, and problem-solver. As an attorney, the General Counsel is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the University and its affiliated corporations, including the President, the Board of Trustees, all divisions and departments, and faculty, staff, and students who are acting for the University.  As a counselor, the General Counsel provides proactive strategic policy advice on issues confronting all University administrators.  As a problem-solver, the General Counsel develops solutions to obtain the University's objectives within the confines of what the law requires and what the law prohibits.  In addition to managing the Office of Legal Counsel, the General Counsel has direct responsibility for issues involving the Board of Trustees, the President, all constitutional issues, all litigation, legislation, the NCAA, the Southeastern Conference, and Open Records. 


Our Team

Our legal team is comprised of three distinct groups covering specific areas of the University:


Finance & Administration Group 
Finance & Administration Group is responsible for all areas under the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration. This includes athletics, (business aspects only) budget, complex business transactions, employee benefits, facilities, housing, institutional risk management, information technology, internal audiit, public safety, purchasing, real estate, and the treasurer.


Faculty, Students, & Research Group 
Faculty, Student, & Research Group is responsible for all areas under the Provost and the Vice President for Research. This includes educational agreements involving students, enrollment management, equal opportunity and institutional equity, extension service, faculty affairs, intellectual property, internal regulations, internationalization, student affairs, and research.


Health Affairs Group 
Health Affairs Group is responsible for all areas under the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs. This includes clinical contracting, clinical operations, health care compliance, health care regulatory and policy analysis.


Our Services

Our legal team provides a wide range of legal services including:

  • Risk and liability evaluation and prevention
  • Advice on the legal implications of proposed policies and actions
  • Counsel on compliance with state and federal laws and administrative regulations
  • Drafting or reviewing of University contracts
  • Coordination of the University’s real, personal, and intellectual property interests


If you have legal questions, certainly do not hesitate to call 859-257-2936 or email us.