Offering legal representation to state agencies and officials in civil actions
The Civil Litigation Branch represents Kentucky state agencies and officials who are parties in civil or administrative actions. KRS 15.020 provides for the Attorney General to represent the Commonwealth and its officers and agencies in all litigation and legal business of a non-criminal nature. Pursuant to this authority, the Civil Litigation attorneys represent state entities and officials in various types of cases before state and federal courts as well as administrative tribunals such as the State Personnel Board and the Board of Claims. The Civil Litigation Branch can also intervene to defend Kentucky’s statutes in cases where they are claimed to be unconstitutional.