Employment and Business Attorneys Practicing Out of Lexington, Kentucky

Let's face it, hardly anyone wants to get involved in a lawsuit. Sometimes, however, you are left with no choice. Your employer refuses to pay you your wages, you've got concerns that something illegal is going on at work, or you've been illegally terminated. You may have no choice but to stand up and fight. That's where we come in.

The attorneys at Robert Roark, PLLC have collectively been practicing law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for over a quarter century. They've taken on defendants of all sizes and in countless industries. They've also navigated numerous Kentucky businesses through the unsteady waters of labor and employment issues. Our goal is to help you understand your rights and the issues affecting your case.

Robert Roark, PLLC is here to protect your rights and to fight for the compensation you deserve. We are big enough to go toe-to-toe with the big guns, but we are small and fortunate enough to be able to work with only the clients we choose.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Wrongful Termination and Retaliation
  • Employer Representation
  • Wage And Hour Claims

Call 859-203-2430 today to arrange your free initial consultation

­­­Attorney Robert L. Roark

Rob was born and raised in Central Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky for both his undergraduate and law degrees. While in law school, Rob was a member of the UK Law Journal. 

Since graduating from law school in 1989, Rob has dedicated his practice to resolving employment disputes for Kentucky employees and employers. Rob handles cases in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky, including a history of successful appellate practice in both state and federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Rob is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. 

Rob has obtained jury verdicts and numerous judgments for businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, including a recent six-figure jury verdict on behalf of a single plaintiff in Richmond, Kentucky, who the jury determined had been terminated in retaliation for becoming injured on the job.

Rob takes pride in the fact that he also assists businesses in resolving their employment law issues. By representing both employees and employers, Rob brings a unique, insightful perspective that he zealously uses in the representation of his clients. 

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Law Journal: UK Law Journal, Member
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1986
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

­­­Attorney Tyler Z. Korus

Tyler is originally from the West Coast (Washington State, to be exact) and he moved to Kentucky in 2008. Tyler attended law school at the University of Louisville, where he graduated cum laude in the top 10% of his class, was named a Brandeis Scholar, and competed on the Kaufman Securities Moot Court Team in New York City. Tyler was also able to put his business entrepreneurship undergraduate degree to use by participating in U of L's entrepreneurship clinic, which assisted start-up businesses with their legal issues.

Tyler has been practicing employment and business law since before he graduated from law school. He began working with a boutique employment law firm in Louisville out of law school, where he was named a partner in 2015, just two years out of law school. Among his accomplishments, Tyler was lead counsel on a race discrimination class action that recovered over one million dollars for the class members and his efforts have led to millions of dollars in recoveries for individual plaintiffs. 

After living in Lexington and commuting to Louisville for several years, Tyler accepted a position with Robert Roark, PLLC in October of 2018.

Tyler was recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019, and he is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

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