Richard W. Hartsock

Attorney at Law

270.796.2050 Office

Bowling Green, KY

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. " - John Maxwell

Richard Hartsock, a Western Kentucky native, practicing out of our Bowling Green office brings a passion for detailed research and preparation to his practice in the areas of workers compensation defense and family law.

Richard takes pride in providing his clients with a clear understanding of the complex laws and regulations surrounding workers compensation, and counseling his clients on their rights and responsibilities in domestic relations matters. Richard thoroughly analyzes each case based on its particular facts, and provides clients with all available legal options.

Richard is highly active within the Bowling Green community, continually working to gain additional exposure to the challenges and solutions in the Western KY business environment.

Before joining FKP he practiced primarily in civil defense litigation, including tort and insurance defense, personal injury (focusing on auto accidents and premises liability), civil rights defense, contract actions and appeals. In addition to these areas, Richard is experienced in many facets of domestics relations, including juvenile court proceedings, as both court appointed counsel in Dependency, Abuse, Neglect and Termination of Parental Rights actions and as a court-approved Guardian Ad Litem.

Richard has published articles including Richard W. Hartsock, Note, Sext Ed.: Students’ Fourth Amendment Rights in Technological Age, 37 N. KY. L. REV. 192 (2010) and was a 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Honoree.

When not engaging with his clients, Richard is active in the Bowling Green community serving on several committees and boards including :

  • American Heart Association, Bowling Green, KY
    Member, Executive Leadership Committee (2003-2007; 2010-2013)
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky
    Member, Community Allocations Committees (2011-Present)
  • Lawyer’s Care
    Volunteer Attorney (2010-Present)
  • Woodburn Baptist Church
    Member, Various committee membership, Yokefellow Ministry (2012-Present)
  • Bowling Green-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
    Leadership Bowling Green Class of 2012; Day Chair, Leadership Bowling Green Class of 2013
  • HOTEL INC, Bowling Green, KY
    Vice President, Board of Directors (2013-Present)
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Bar Association
    Member, Board of Directors (2013-Present); Chair, CLE Committee (2014)
  • Attorney Coach, South Warren Middle School Trial Team (2013-Present)


When not spending time practicing law or acting as a linchpin of his local community, Richard likes to spend a little time on the golf course or getting away on a camping excursion with his family.



Areas of Expertise:
College Attended: Western Kentucky University
College Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Law School Attended: Salmon P. Chase College of Law 2010, Juris Doctor
Bar Membership: KY
Bar Year: 2010