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Kathy Rupinen

Executive Director, Office of Legal Services

Kathy oversees the Office of Legal Services which is responsible for providing legal advice and legal representation of the Systems in all matters including administrative appeals and litigation.

Kathy joined KRS in January 2002 as a Staff Attorney I. She progressed through the series and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in December 2013 and then to General Counsel, Division of Advocacy in 2016. In her roles, Kathy has successfully argued in front of the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Kentucky Court of Appeals on multiple occasions. Prior to joining KRS, Kathy served as the Director of Pro Bono Program for Central Kentucky Legal Services in Lexington, Kentucky. She received her Juris Doctor from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Centre College. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, and the Kentucky State Government Bar Association. 

1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (800) 928-4646

Fax: (502) 696-8822

Example: 555-555-5555

Example: example@kentucky.gov


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