Courtney Preston Kellner



Courtney Preston Kellner, a native of Greenup County, Kentucky, has made Louisville her home since 2011. Courtney is a graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School and is a proud alumna of both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, where she obtained her law degree in 2010. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association.

As a law student, Courtney worked to gain experience in the areas of criminal, family, civil and appellate law working as a clerk for the firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland as well as in Franklin County Circuit Court. Courtney is particularly proud of her experience clerking with Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham.

Prior to opening Kellner Green, Courtney began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Louisville Metro Public Defender, representing individuals in all areas of our local judicial system, including district, circuit and family courts. Courtney continues her service to the Louisville Metro Public Defender by continuing to take cases as a part of their conflict counsel panel.

At Kellner Green, Courtney focuses her practice primarily in family law with the majority of her representation concentrated on divorce, custody and abuse litigation. She has represented clients in nearly every type of proceeding in Jefferson District, Circuit and Family Courts and prides herself in her litigation experience.

In addition to her family court practice, Courtney has been honored to serve as Chancellor of the Kentucky United Methodist Conference since May of 2017.

Outside of work, Courtney is an active member of River City United Methodist Church, a campus of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where she serves as a member of the Cross Campus Shepherding Team and the Staff Parish Relations Committee. She also volunteers her time working with collegians at the University of Louisville as a member of the Alumni Advisory Council of the Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Courtney is proud to have been a charter member of the University of Louisville Political Science Alumni Council.

Courtney has also been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Family Court practice in 2018 and 2019.

Courtney resides in Crescent Hill with her children and husband, Matthew, whom she met cheering on her beloved Louisville Cardinals in Freedom Hall.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2011


  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 2010
  • University of Louisville, B.A., Political Science, 2007 (magna cum laude)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney, Louisville Metro Public Defender Office
  • Law Clerk, Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk, Franklin County Circuit Court
  • Law Clerk, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association