A highly respected judge of integrity, Roger L. Crittenden has given a lifetime of service to the Commonwealth and to the UK College of Law. After three years of service in the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam, Crittenden graduated with the Class of 1975 and launched his career in public service at the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education. In 1980 he was elected as Franklin County District Court Judge where he served for 12 years before being elected as Franklin County Circuit Court Judge in 1992. He retired in 2006 and is Senior Judge of the Franklin Circuit Court.
Committed to education, Judge Crittenden has served as chair of the Circuit Judges Association Education Committee and is a former board chair of PUSH Infant Pre-School. Judge Crittenden also served the UK College of Law as an adjunct writing instructor for 26 years. He completed his final semester of teaching this spring and was honored by having one of the legal writing groups – three of which are titled after figures such as Clay, Cardozzo and Marshall – named after him.