Brittany Blackburn Koch

Brittany Blackburn Koch

Associate
Location:
Lexington, Kentucky
Phone:
859-231-8780
Fax:
859-231-6518
Email:

Brittany Blackburn Koch is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Her practice is diverse, with a primary focus on civil litigation and family law. Her civil litigation practice includes the areas of contract disputes, personal injury, and employment law, which consists of representing employers in state and federal trial courts for issues associated with the enforcement of no-compete agreements, the investigation and defense of discrimination claims, and the negotiation and enforcement of severance agreements.

Ms. Koch provides a variety of family law services ranging from the initiation to the conclusion of dissolution proceedings and including issues related to custody and timesharing, child support, division of property, maintenance/alimony, the drafting and enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, settlement agreements, and trial.

Ms. Koch has represented clients before various trial courts throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She received her undergraduate degree from Centre College in 2005 and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2008. Prior to joining McBrayer Law Firm in 2009, Ms. Koch served as staff attorney to Hon. Kimberly Bunnell, Fayette Circuit Court Judge.

Ms. Koch is a native of Pikeville, Kentucky. Among other activities, she serves on the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is an active member of the Centre Alumni Association, and provides services to the Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Domestic Violence Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2012

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Student Bar Association Award, Student Public Interest Law Foundation
    • Honors: Prosecutorial Internship
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: Brown Leadership Scholar, John C. Young Scholar
    • Honors: Centre Dean's List
    • Major: History and Religion

Published Works

  • Tying the (Legal) Knot: The Role of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for Professional Men and Women, McBrayer Newsletter, April 2011, Volume 1, Issue 2
  • Tying the (Legal) Knot, Louisville Bar Briefs, July , 2011
  • It's Not My Debt- Do I Have to Pay?, McBrayer Newsletter, July 2012, Volume 2, Issue 7

Representative Cases

  • Hammond v. Hammond (Pike Family Court 2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member , 2008 - Present
  • Lexington Public Library Foundation, Member, Young Professionals Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Domestic Violence Program, Coordinator, 2009 - Present
  • Lexington Young Professionals Association, Member , 2010 - Present
  • Fayette County pro bono program , 2010 - Present
  • Centre College Alumni Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Kimberly Bunnell Fayette Circuit Court , Law Clerk, 2008 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fayette County Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, 2010 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Pi