Richard Couch


Richard Couch

I have lived in Kentucky all of my life, and my family were coal miners.  I have seen the devastation that the coal mining industry can do to a person’s body.  I am dedicated to helping those individuals get the benefits they worked so hard for and that they deserve.  I prosecuted for ten years and I am proven to work for justice.  I also served my county in Operation Iraqi Freedom and continue to serve in the Kentucky Army National Guard.  Now, I am ready to serve you by providing a strong work ethic in my representation of you in gaining the benefits you deserve.


Leslie County High School, 1987
University of Kentucky, BA 1991, Political Science
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Law Enforcement, MS, 1993,  Criminal Justice with emphasis on Police Studies
St. Mary’s University, College of Law, JD, 1997
Admitted to the Kentucky Bar, May 1, 1998
Licensed to Practice Law by Supreme Court of Tennessee, January 8, 2010

Work Experience
Law Clerk, 41st Judicial Circuit, Kentucky, 1997-2000
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, 2000-2009

Military Experience:
Kentucky Army National Guard, HHB, 138th Fires Brigade, Lexington, Kentucky
Current rank and position: Captain, Operational Law Judge Advocate

Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09, September 07 – June 08
Ice Storm 09, Jan-Feb 09, in support of Kentucky State Active Duty

1. Kentucky State Active Duty Ribbon
2. Kentucky Commendation Award
3. Overseas Service Ribbon
4. Reserve Component Service Medal with M Device
5. Army Service Ribbon
6. National Defense Service Medal
7. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
8. Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
9. Meritorious Service Medal
10. Meritorious Unit Citation
11. Army Commendation Medal with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters
12. Army Achievement Medal with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters
13. Army Commendation Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf cluster
14. Army Achievement Medal with 1 bronze oak leaf cluster

1. Free and Accepted Masons, Clay Lodge #798, past master,  Deputy District Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Kentucky, District #26, 2009-2010
2. Scottish Rite, 32 degree
3. Shriner, Oleika Shrine, Lexington, Kentucky
4. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vice Junior Commander, Manchester VFW Post #7606


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