Allison Russell

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Allison Russell
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Goldberg Simpson: Grandparents and the right to sue for visitation

As Goldberg Simpson continues its growing “The Q&A Series”, this installment involves the issue of grandparents and the right to sue for visitation of grandchildren. Watch as Goldberg Simpson’s Family Law attorney Allison Russell speaks on the important subject of grandparents’ rights. What rights do grandparents have? Can grandparents sue for the rights to see their grandchildren? What usually instigates most cases? Watch as Russell answers all these questions and explains why Goldberg Simpson is uniquely qualified to handle these cases.


Ms. Russell joined the firm in 2010. She divides her practice between Family Law and Family Law Appeals. Prior to joining Goldberg Simpson, Ms. Russell served as a Staff Attorney to the Honorable Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman in Jefferson County. She has also worked in the areas of Creditors’ Rights and Insurance Defense. While in law school, Ms. Russell competed on both the American Trial Lawyers Association Mock Trial Team and the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team. During law school, Ms. Russell also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Jefferson County. The issue of grandparents’ rights in Kentucky is very important to her. Ms. Russell has given numerous lectures across the state on grandparents’ rights and successfully litigated a grandparents’ visitation case to the Supreme Court of Kentucky, which is currently the leading case on grandparent visitation in the state. In her spare time, Ms. Russell enjoys writing children’s books and watching movies with her husband and son.


Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D. (2006)
DePaul University, B.F.A., cum laude (2003)


Kentucky (2006)
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky (2006)


The Family Law group provides a full range of services including dissolution of marriage, child custody, post-dissolution matters, prenuptial agreements, private adoptions, estate planning in divorce, child responsibility prior to marriage, and business planning in connection to family issues. These services are available in Anderson, Boone, Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, Owen, Scott, Spencer, Trimble, Warren and many other counties in Kentucky. Learn more


  • Super Lawyer

Published Cases of Note

  • Blair v. Walker, 382 S.W.3d 862 (Ky. 2012)
  • Doane v. Gordon, 421 S.W.3d 407 (Ky. App. 2014)


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Louisville
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, Jefferson County
  • Member, Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators