Kungu Njuguna is a first generation African American of Kenyan descent, and is a life-long resident of Louisville, Kentucky. While growing up in the Hikes Point area, Kungu’s parents taught him the value of an education and a strong work ethic. Those values lead Kungu to DuPont Manual High School where he graduated with honors and earned an academic scholarship to the University of Kentucky.
While at Kentucky, Kungu’s interest in law was piqued when he interned in the 2000 General Assembly legislative session. It was during this internship Kungu experienced first-hand the lawmaking process, and his desire to attend law school was born. Later that same year, Kungu graduated from UK with a degree in Political Science and was admitted to the University of Kentucky, College of Law on a full academic scholarship.
During law school, Kungu was a member of the mock trial team, was President of the Student Bar Association, served on the law school admissions committee and the Honor Council. Kungu also gained practical legal experience during his externship with the Fayette Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and while clerking for the late Justice James E. Keller of the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Immediately upon graduation, Kungu went to work for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney, Kungu fought to ensure the civil rights and liberties of all residents as the attorney for the Metro Human Relations Commission, which is charged with enforcing the city’s anti-discrimination laws. Kungu also worked to keep our community safe as a part-time prosecutor in Jefferson District Court.
Upon leaving the public sector, Kungu went to work for a small private law firm, the Hibbs Law Office, PLLC. While working at Hibbs Law Office, Kungu saw first-hand just how unfair insurance companies treated his injured clients. He now brings his tenacity and relentless passion for justice to Hessig & Pohl, PLLC, where he continues the fight for his clients and ensure each client is treated with fairness, respect, and dignity.
Kungu has extensive litigation and trial experience and has been admitted to practice in all Kentucky state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
When he is not pursing justice, Kungu is engaged in the local community, as an active member of Central Presbyterian Church, which host a weekly Wednesday lunch for underserved members of our community, and he serves on the board of the ACLU of Kentucky. Kungu also likes to read, is a devoted UK fan, and an avid runner.
- University of Kentucky, College of Law
- University of Kentucky
- DuPont Manual High School
- Kentucky Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
- Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court