Courtney Ross Samford


Courtney focuses her practice on labor and employment law. Her experience includes representing employers at every stage of the litigation process in all areas of employment law, including claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or breach of contract. Courtney regularly guides her clients through various administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and Kentucky Labor Cabinet. She also assists clients with hiring and firing, investigations, compensation, leave, handbooks, training, and other employment related issues. 


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 2010)
    • Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law – Articles editor
    • Cali Award for Highest Grade in Contracts I and Litigation Skills
    • Best Appellant Brief in Reed Writing Club
  • Centre College  (B.A., 2006)
    • Government

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Fayette County Association of Women Lawyers’ Association Board member
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Board member
  • Former Centre College Alumni Association Board of Directors and co-chair