McConnell Scholar alumnus appointed to Office of Kentucky Attorney General

By Madelin Shelton
McConnell Scholar alumnus appointed to Office of Kentucky Attorney General

McConnell Alumnus Jacob Abrahamson ('17)

Louisville, Ky. (February 8, 2024) – Jacob Abrahamson, a 2017 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, was recently appointed as the Assistant Solicitor General in the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Office of the Attorney General.

“Our Solicitor General has attracted top talent to help Kentucky punch above our weight in the courtroom, and I’m grateful Jacob has joined this all-star team,” said Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman in a press release. “With his experience and passion for public service, Jacob will deliver well for Kentucky.”

The Attorney General, acting on behalf of the Commonwealth, defends Kentucky’s laws against constitutional challenge and works to uphold lawful convictions and sentences. As an Assistant Solicitor General, Abrahamson helps represent the Commonwealth in the appeals of those civil and criminal cases in Kentucky and federal appellate courts.

Since 2021, Abrahamson has served as an assistant coach of the McConnell Center’s undergraduate moot court team and has mentored McConnell Scholars to regional and national competitions.

Before the Attorney General’s office, Abrahamson was an Associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. He also clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Judge John K. Bush and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Judge Danny C. Reeves.

Before joining the Attorney General's office, Abrahamson earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville, receiving degrees in history and political science and serving as the Chair of the McConnell Scholars Program.