Alumni Profile: Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson

This year, Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson was chosen as the University of Louisville's 2009 Law School alumni fellow.

Justice Abramson serves on the Kentucky Supreme Court. She has served on the courts of Kentucky since 1997. Before serving as a judge, she practiced law for 15 years, concentrating on business and commercial litigation.

Justice Abramson is both an alumna and a staunch supporter of the University of Louisville. She earned a bachelor's degree from UofL in 1977, graduating with highest honors. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1980 and was named the Outstanding Graduate of her law school class.

Justice Abramson is a past president of the University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Council and is a Master of the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court. She also serves as a trustee for the Kentucky Judicial Form Retirement System Board, and is the Supreme Court representative on the Kentucky IOLTA Board and the KBA Continuing Legal Education Commission. She is a frequent lecturer for the Kentucky Circuit Judges College and a 2007 graduate of Leadership Louisville.

Justice Abramson is a native of Princeton, Ky. She and her husband, Professor Leslie W. Abramson, have three sons.