Tamara Patterson

Tamara J. Patterson



(859) 406-3333


Tamara Patterson


Tamara serves as a trusted advisor to both individuals and employers, focusing her practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Labor & Employment law.

As an estate planning attorney, Tamara knows that financial assets are simply one part a person’s family wealth. She is dedicated to understanding the individuals and families she serves, expertly guiding clients through the process of identifying their end-of-life goals. She then crafts customized solutions that allow clients to pass on not only their financial assets, but also the human, intellectual, and spiritual wealth developed over their lifetimes.

Tamara also assists small- and medium-sized businesses in connection with all kinds of workplace disputes. She has successfully defended employers in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage-and-hour claims. She also spends significant time partnering with employers and their human resources departments to provide compassionate yet business-minded preventative advice tailored to their specific business and industry.

Current Employment Position

  • Associate


  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 – 2020

Classes & Seminars

  • Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today’s Handbooks, National Business Institute presentation for attorneys and HR professionals, 06/01/2020 to 06/30/2020
  • Putting in Place Document Retention Programs, National Business Institute presentation for attorneys and HR professionals, 06/01/2020 to 06/30/2020

Published Works

  • The Cost of Hope at the End of Life: An Analysis of State Right-to-Try Statutes, 105 Ky. L.J. 685 (2017).


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Best Brief for the Appellee, Legal Research and Writing Advocacy Tournament, 2015
  • St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
    • M.A. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Theology
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History
    • Major: Russian Language

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2018

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Vice-Chair (2020-2021), Treasurer (2019-2020) Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court, Associate