Kristen Webb Hill
Kristen practices in the area of government services, representing public entities and businesses. She provides guidance in general business related matters as well as in other substantive areas to entities of various sizes. She has an in depth understanding of municipalities and the intricacies of doing business in the Commonwealth, attributable to her years of serving within the public sector. Kristen leverages this experience to develop creative solutions for her clients' legal and business challenges. She advises governmental and private entities on public bidding requirements, contracts, employment discipline matters, economic development and other issues that they face on a daily basis. In addition, Kristen aids clients with election law, campaign finance and tax-exempt entity issues.
Recently, Kristen served as transition director for Governor Matt Bevin's administration. In her capacity as transition director, she oversaw all aspects of the governor's transition. Prior to and subsequent to her time on the transition team, she provided general business related legal services to various private entities.
She has a deep understanding of the procurement laws and the intersection of government agencies and licensing with businesses, having served in Governor Ernie Fletcher's Finance and Administration Cabinet. As Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff, Kristen oversaw the Office of Financial Management, State Controller, Commonwealth Office of Technology, Department for Facilities and Support Services and Department of Revenue. She has extensive experience drafting and interpreting bills, regulations, ordinances and budgets. In particular, she dealt with statutes and regulations affecting procurement, tax, contracts, capital construction, accounting, technology, state investments and professional licensing. Kristen provides outside Legal Counsel services to various entities including but not limited to the National Association of State Procurement Officials and Louisville Tourism.
Prior to joining the firm, Kristen was the owner of a small private practice. During this time, her practice concentrated primarily on general business, tax-exempt entities, campaign finance, election law and contractual law matters.
In addition to her experience in Frankfort, she spent several years in Washington, D.C., having interned for the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2010, Graduate
- Kentucky Republican Women’s Roundtable Participant, 2006-2007
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- The Kentucky Center for the Arts, Board Member