Chase College of Law recognizes Justice Keller as first graduate to serve on Supreme Court
Justice Michelle M. Keller was recently recognized by Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law for being the first Chase graduate to serve on the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Chase hosted a reception Sept. 26, 2013, to honor Justice Keller, who graduated from the law school in 1990. She was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear in April 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Justice Wil Schroder, who retired in January 2013. Chase Dean Jeffrey A. Standen presented Justice Keller with a commendation in recognition of her appointment at the reception. Many of her friends, family members and colleagues attended the event, which took place in the NKU Griffin Hall Rieveschl Digitorium.
Justice Keller was sworn in by Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. on May 14 at the state Capitol in Frankfort. She was joined at the investiture service by her husband, Dr. James Keller, her daughters, Brenna and Olivia, and her father, Richard Meier. Her fellow justices and Gov. Steve Beshear were among those who provided remarks during the service.