University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2018
- Cull Fellowship, 2015-2016
- Chancellor Scholarship, 2016-2018
- University of Kentucky SOA Leadership Legacy Award, 2018
- Student Government Supreme Court, Chief Justice, 2017-2018
- Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Executive Development Editor
- Trial Advocacy Board, Member
- Student Bar Association, Class Representative
- Central Kentucky American Inns of Court, Pupil
- CALI Award for Criminal Procedure, 2017
University of Kentucky, May 2015
- Major: B.A. Psychology, cum laude
- Minor: Cognitive Science
- Minor: Sociology
- Honors: Senator, College of Arts and Sciences
I practice in several areas of litigation because it is challenging, fast-paced, and provides an opportunity to advocate in the most direct form for my clients. Every day I search for the answers to questions that no one has asked before, in response to a circumstance that is totally unique. I use the intricacies of each case to the advantage of my clients, and to argue on their behalf in a way that is novel and persuasive.
For a litigator, the introduction of just one fact can completely change the way a case is analyzed. I take the time with my clients to meet with them personally, discuss the ideal outcome of their issue, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve their goals. Successful litigation requires this type of team effort, and it is extremely important that I keep an open line of communication so that my clients and I may work together to determine every fact at issue. I investigate each detail to minimize potential risk and to introduce options that best support my clients’ needs.
Whether I am representing a plaintiff in a civil action whose life has been dramatically changed due to a bodily injury, or a criminal defendant who has been wrongfully accused, I firmly believe that each person is entitled to due process, a fair trial, and an opportunity to be heard. As a lawyer, I am able to facilitate this process for my clients and properly advocate on their behalf.
I choose to practice at McBrayer because of the experience, dedication, and integrity of its attorneys. For over half a century this firm has committed itself to serving the people of Kentucky and providing every service that a client may need. Because of the diversity in our areas of practice, there is truly no legal problem that we cannot address. I wanted to practice at a firm where I could not only provide value, but also where I could practice alongside some of the best lawyers in the state.
I volunteer each week with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Through this experience I have the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model to children in the Lexington Community. I visit my little brother at school, enjoy baseball games and other activities with him, and continuously keep contact to encourage every day learning. Because of my involvement, I have grown both personally and professionally, and I encourage everyone who is physically able to volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister in their local community.