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Carol Lavonn Risk

Carol Lavonn Risk

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, General Practice, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

I dreamed of being a lawyer from a young age. I feel privilged to practice in a profession I love. I also feel privilged to use my law degree and skills acquired in the education arena too, as I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Univerity of Cincinnati.


In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, reading, hiking and otherwise being outdoors.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Family: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
  4. General Practice: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Brian Todd Goldberg

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    Brian Goldberg Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

The Risk Firm, PLLC

7 East 5th Street
Covington, KY, 41011



KYAuthorized to practice law200703/12/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in KentuckyThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Cincinnati2013 - Present
Special Subject InstructorOhio Peace Officer Training Academy2013 - Present
AttorneyBusald Funk Zevely, PSC2011 - 2012
ProsecutorKenton County Attorney's Office2008 - 2011
Public DefenderKentucky Department Of Public Advocacy2006 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky County Attorneys AssociationMember2010 - 2011
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate of Dawson v. DawsonJudgment Affirmed
Commonwealth v. HughesAssault 4th- Class A Misdemeanor

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Publication NameTitleDate
North Carolina Central Law JournalCarol L. Risk and Richard Bales, The Family Medical Leave Act: Standards of Proof and the Impact of Desert Palace on Retaliation Claims. he Family Medical Leave Act: Standards of Proof and the Impact of Desert Palace on Retaliation Claims. 28 N.C. Cent. L. J. 682005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawlaw2006
Indiana University - New AlbanyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ohio Peace Office Training AcademyOffenses Against Public Administration2015
Ohio Peace Office Training AcademyGeneral Provisions and Offenses Against the Public2015
Ohio Peace Office Training AcademySexual Assault, Prostitution & Obsenity2015
Northern Kentucky Paralegal Assoc. ConventionKentucky Innocence Project2007