Austin Kennady


Paducah, KY






Austin Kennady is a native of McCracken County. He grew up in the Heath community and is a 2007 honors graduate of Heath High School.  Austin graduated from the University of Kentucky cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2011.  While at UK, Austin participated in the Student Government Association, Sigma Chi Fraternity where he served as treasurer of their charity event, and worked as treasurer for a student investment group. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2014.

He joined the Bryant Law Center in 2014. His primary practice areas include workers' compensation, personal injury, and criminal defense.  Austin and his legal assistant, Shauna, head the Bryant Law Center's workers' compensation department, taking pride in their advocacy for hundreds of injured workers they have represented across western Kentucky.

Austin's interest in law began in high school when he worked part-time for a local law firm.  He then clerked with the Bryant Law Center while in law school.  As a clerk at the Bryant Law Center, Austin worked on numerous criminal cases, workers' compensation cases, and train derailment lawsuits across the country.    

He is licensed in Kentucky and is admitted to practice in Kentucky and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Austin is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association and McCracken County Bar Association.  He is also a proud alum of Leadership Paducah Class #29.  Austin and his wife, Lauren, a pharmacist at a local, family-owned pharmacy, live in the Midtown area along with their miniature dachshund, Scarlett.  He is an avid golfer and diehard fan of UK athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2014
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude


  • 2017 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Leadership Paducah Class #29

Professional Associations

  • Kentucky Justice Association, 2014 to Present
  • McCracken County Bar Association, Present


  • Sigma Chi

“The most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life is all the people I’ve helped. That’s why I like so much what I do! People that have to see an attorney are going through a traumatic time in their life; when they come in my door my hope for them is that they get better, whatever they’re facing.”