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Hon. Grant Roark, ALJ

Introductory Video for Hon. Grant Roark, ALJ

Department of Workers' Claims

Presenting: "Practice Tips and Pointers; Do This, Not That!


Grant S. Roark, is an Administrative Law Judge with the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims, appointed to the position in February, 2004.  He hears and decides workers’ compensation claims throughout the state.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and from the University of Louisville College of Law in 1995.  While in law school, he clerked for the Special Fund in the Department of Workers Claims.  Prior to becoming an ALJ, he was in private practice since 1996.  From 1996 through 1999, he practiced workers’ compensation defense, representing employers and insurance companies.  From 2000 through 2003, he represented plaintiffs in employment law and workers’ compensation claims.  He has presented numerous lectures on workers’ compensation topics at various CLE venues, for industry groups and for private law firms.  He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, teaching a night course on workers’ compensation law.

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