Lisabeth Hughes Abramson is an associate justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. She was sworn in as a justice of the court on September 10, 2007, after being appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher. She represents the state's 4th Supreme Court district. Her current term expires in 2014.
Abramson received her B.A. in English from the University of Louisville in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1980.
Awards and Associations
- Past president, University of Louisville School of Law Alumni Council
- Master, Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court
- Trustee, Kentucky Judicial Form Retirement System Board
Justice Abramson successfully ran for re-election on November 4, 2008 against challenger Jim Shake. She won 55% of the vote to retain her seat. 
Dad's paternity dissent
Justice Abramson is one of three justices that dissented from the Kentucky Supreme Court's 4-3 decision to deny a biological father access to his son. Justice Abramson said the majority was wrong in their assertion that the boy in question is better off not knowing who is father is, until a time appointed by his mother and her husband. "Our world is full of inconvenient truths. We accomplish nothing for families, the broader community and our justice system when we deny those truths." she wrote.