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Honors & Awards
- CALI award for litigation skills, 2010
- Kentucky Trial Tournament Best Advocate Award, 2008
- Kentucky Super Lawyer®, Rising Star, 2019 (Real Estate)
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2010
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2010
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D., 2010
- Honors: Vice President, Student Bar, 2008-2009
- Honors: Student Government Supreme Court, Chief Justice 2009- 2010
- Honors: UK Trial Team, Member, helped lead the team to a 2nd in the nation ranking, 2008-2010
- Honors: CALI award for litigation skills, 2010
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2007
- Honors: Graduated with Honors in the History Department
- Honors: Golden Key Honour Society 2004 - Present
- Honors: Dance Blue, Corporate Relations Chairman
- Major: History
I enjoy a diverse practice in several areas of real estate, transactional, litigation, and administrative law, where I represent my clients by brief or in person before various trial courts throughout the Commonwealth and the Federal Eastern District of Kentucky, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court, Executive and Administrative Agencies, the Kentucky General Assembly, and municipal and fiscal court governments. My primary areas of interest are land development, property management, real estate, affordable and multifamily housing, corporate/non-profit governance, and alcoholic beverage control law.
I am also pleased to serve the 7th District as part of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council beginning in January 2018.
One facet that drew me to practice law at McBrayer is the devotion and support from firm management regarding community service and philanthropic passions. When I am not practicing law, I am working to raise funds for families and children who are dealing with specific healthcare needs, particularly pediatric oncology. During my undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky, I served as one of the early leaders for the University of Kentucky DanceBlue Dance Marathon. DanceBlue is a year-long, student-run fundraiser which culminates in an annual 24-hour dance marathon. Only 10 years young, DanceBlue has raised over $8 million, with $1,615,057.18 alone raised in 2015.
All of the money that is raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, which then works to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, as well as research done at the Markey Cancer Center. The Golden Matrix Fund was created to benefit the DanceBlue KCH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic patients and families. Childhood cancer not only affects the child physically, but it also creates many emotional and financial difficulties for the entire family. I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Golden Matrix Fund and to provide care, comfort, and support for the kids and their families.
- Councilmember, 7th District, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
- Ellerslie at Delong Home Owners Association Board Member, 2017-Present
- Coaches for the Kids, Inc., Board Member 2017-Present
- Downtown Lexington Corporation, Board Member, 2012 - 2013
- University of Kentucky Children's Hospital Executive Development Council, Member, 2012 - Present
- Golden Matrix Fund Advisory Council, Chair, 2012 - Present
- Commerce Lexington Leadership Lexington Program 2011-2012
- Fayette County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
- Lexington History Museum, General Counsel, 2011 - 2018
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
- Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2010 - Present
News & Insights
- November 7, 2018
- Lexington Herald Leader, December 22, 2017
- December 21, 2017
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- UK/ CLE 14th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice InstituteTips and Traps in Landlord/Tenant LawLexington KY, April 2017
- Net Lease vs. Gross Lease: Which is right for me? November 1, 2017
- IRS: Bad News for REIT Spin-off Conversions November 12, 2015
- Disparate Impact Claims Fair Game under the Fair Housing Act August 6, 2015
- Why Your Property Management Business Needs a Lawyer April 30, 2015
- Preston Clark Worley - Attorney Biography
I like to see projects come to fruition from start to finish, and real estate is one of those areas that yields tangible results. In particular, I find affordable housing the most intriguing and rewarding area within the practice of real estate law. Our state continues to have a need for increased quality, affordable housing, and while I assist our clients by helping them navigate the laws and government regulations in order to develop housing for the community’s residents, it is rewarding to know that the housing development will not only meet the basic need of housing but resolve issues for the community and public at large. It’s enlightening to be a part of that process and help so many obtain a basic need that many of us take for granted.
Growing up in a small town allowed me the opportunity to learn to work one on one with various community, business, and non-profit leaders. To this day I have continued a strong relationship with people throughout the Commonwealth, and a value I offer my clients is a willingness to rely on those relationships to help determine the best partners and strategies to accomplish their goals. I will never hesitate to make a phone call and an introduction and work toward a resolution. Similarly, it is important to me to foster and develop strong relationships with my clients. Every project and every solution is different. I want to understand you and your business in order to accomplish the goals that best suit your individual needs.