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Robert L. Roark, Esq.

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Biography

Rob was born and raised in Central Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky for both his undergraduate and law degrees. While in law school, Rob was a member of the UK Law Journal.

Since graduating from law school in 1989, Rob has dedicated his practice to resolving employment disputes for Kentucky employees and employers. Rob handles cases in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky, including a history of successful appellate practice in both state and federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Rob is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Rob has obtained jury verdicts and numerous judgments for businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, including a recent six-figure jury verdict on behalf of a single plaintiff in Richmond, Kentucky, who the jury determined had been terminated in retaliation for becoming injured on the job. Rob takes pride in the fact that he also assists businesses in resolving their employment law issues. By representing both employees and employers, Rob brings a unique, insightful perspective that he zealously uses in the representation of his clients.

Rob has successfully represented both employees and employers in discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases, both individually and in class and collective actions, including under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, Title VII, FMLA, and the FLSA.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1986

Past Positions

  • Walther, Roark & Gay, Founding Partner

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Employment Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court