Kamp T. Purdy


859-253-4700 Office

Lexington, KY

“I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt

For over a decade, Kamp has focused the majority of his practice on worker’s compensation defense.  He has been an active leader working in the business community and political arena. Kamp’s innovative leadership and foresight allowed his business to thrive in an economy where his competitors were closing doors.  His work in client development and attorney education have been integral to the growth of FKP.

A key aspect of his work involves strategic and proactive discussions to mitigate risk for corporate clientele and counsel.  As a business owner, Kamp understands the obstacles and opportunities that many small businesses face.  A competitor with acute business knowledge, he embraces every opportunity to help his clients achieve their goals through strategy, persistence and advanced planning.

As a managing member of FKP, Kamp takes an active roll in managing the daily business of the operation in addition to active involvement with the clients.  The deep integration of FKP within corporate employers and insurers allows Kamp the opportunity to interact with the client’s key contacts.  Thus, a highly integrated FKP team of attorneys, staff develops a working knowledge about each client’s unique needs and preferences.

Memberships :

Kentucky Bar Association

Honors :

AV Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Michigan State – Academic All-American Big 10 (1995) and Team Captain (1995)

Presentations :

15th Biennial UK/CLE Workers’ Compensation Institute (2006). Recent case law update

2008 Workers’ Compensation Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting. Medical Fee Disputes

17th Biennial UK/CLE Workers’ Compensation Institute (2008) “Here’s What You Are Doing Wrong That You Might Not Know You Are Doing Wrong”

October 19, 2009 Administrative Law Judge Training Session. “What Lawyers Wished ALJs Knew/Understood About Practicing Workers’ Comp Cases”

Reported Cases :

Gibbs v. Premier Scale Co., Ky., 50 S.W. 3d 754 (2001).

Robertson v. United Parcel Service, Ky., 64 S.W.3d 284 (2001).

Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Dennis, Ky. App., 131 S.W.3d 351(2004).

Morrison v. Home Depot, Supreme Court of Ky, 197 S.W.3d 531; 2006 Ky. LEXIS 128, (2006)

Turner v. Bluegrass Tire Co., COURT OF APPEALS OF KENTUCKY, 2009 Ky. App. LEXIS 166, (2009)


Areas of Expertise:
College Attended: Michigan State University
College Degree Earned: B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife
Law School Attended: University of Kentucky
Bar Membership: KY
Bar Year: 2000