Tressa G. Hamilton
Tressa has dedicated the entirety of her career to helping those who have been injured, whether by someone’s negligence or due to a criminal offense. With her recent move to Roberts & Roberts, she now focuses her practice primarily on personal injury matters, which include injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases.
Tressa has always had a passion for helping injured victims. Prior to joining Roberts & Roberts, she practiced as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Lexington, Kentucky and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. In Lexington, she represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a felony prosecutor in the Special Victim’s Unit, where she specialized in crimes involving victims of domestic violence and strangulation. Similarly, in Hopkinsville, she litigated cases dealing with violent crimes and child abuse. With these experiences, Tressa has developed an ability to help clients rebuild their lives and fight for justice in the courtroom.
Earlier in her career, Tressa worked as an Executive Advisor for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in the Office of the Secretary. While there, she, alongside General Counsel for the Cabinet, worked on litigation matters and responded to open records requests. Tressa also assisted in the handling of cabinet-level employee discipline, which required regularly appearing before the Kentucky Personnel Board.
Tressa also previously worked as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the Smith County District Attorney’s Office in Tyler, Texas, where she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes on behalf of the State of Texas.
Tressa completed her undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Spanish. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. During her time in law school, Tressa was a member of the school’s national trial competition team as well as the negotiation competition team, competing against law students from across the country. She was also an active member of the school’s Legal Association of Women.
PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS
Tressa spent her first years living all around the country as the child of a U.S. Army soldier, but her family eventually settled in Lexington, Kentucky, where she was raised. She and her husband, Charles Hamilton, live in Tyler. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.