James E. Keller
|James E. Keller|
|Supreme Court of Kentucky|
August 13, 1942|
|Died||June 2, 2014
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky College of Law|
James E. Keller (August 13, 1942 – June 2, 2014) was an American judge born in Harlan, Kentucky, whose judicial career was centered in Lexington, Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. In 1966, he graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law before entering into private practice from 1969 until 1976.
He was elected to serve as a circuit court judge in Fayette County where he served as chief judge for more than twenty years. In 1999, Keller was appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court. He retained the seat in a subsequent election.
A 2005 inductee to the University of Kentucky College of Law Hall of Fame, Justice Keller retired from the Court in 2006.
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