Angela McCormick Bisig was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court in November 2022. She serves the Fourth Supreme Court District which is Jefferson County. Justice Bisig has been a member of the Kentucky Judiciary for 20 years. She has served in both district and circuit courts and as chief judge of both terms. She is also one of two founding circuit judges in the Commonwealth who presided over cases on a newly formed business court. Justice Bisig worked as a juvenile court judge for many years. She was a founding member of a restorative justice program which currently serves to rehabilitate juveniles and bring healing to crime victims. She helped to establish a special program called the enhanced supervision docket providing court supervision of domestic violence offenders. She also founded Jefferson County’s only language and cultural immersion training for court system partners.
Prior to her service on the bench Justice Bisig served as an attorney for 13 years. She worked for 7 years as a prosecutor in the area of domestic violence and sexual assaults. She also practiced civil law in the firms of Brown, Todd & Heyburn and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.Justice Bisig is very involved in the community and is on the Board of Directors of the Volunteers of America. She served for many years on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council and regularly hosts international delegations in her home. She also has served on the Boards of the Dare to Care food bank, the Center for Women, the Red Cross, Sister Cities of Louisville and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville.
Justice Bisig was voted the “Judge of the Year” by the Louisville Bar Association in 2013 and 2020. She was named “Trial Judge of the Year” in 2021 by the American Board of Trial Advocates. She was named the Kentucky Justice Association “Judge of the Year” in 2016. She has also been named a Muhammad Ali Daughter of Greatness. She is married to Arnold Rivera and has 3 adult children and 2 stepchildren.