- January 17, 2023
Cynthia L. “Cindy” Effinger has been named Co-Managing Member of the Louisville office of McBrayer PLLC. Effinger will share duties with Member Ivan J. Schell and will work closely with him to grow the office and transition leadership over the coming years.
- McBrayer PLLC Sees Largest-Ever Expansion with Addition of Eight Former Middleton-Reutlinger AttorneysDecember 30, 2022
McBrayer PLLC is ringing in 2023 with a bang as it welcomes eight new attorneys and five new staff to its Louisville office. All come to McBrayer from longstanding Louisville firm Middleton-Reutlinger, which dissolved in December after nearly 170 years in business.
- December 29, 2022
Once again, an impressive selection of McBrayer attorneys have been recognized as Kentucky Super Lawyers and Kentucky Rising Stars in the 2023 edition of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. 25 McBrayer attorneys are included in this year’s list.
- December 19, 2022
McBrayer has once again been named a finalist in Above the Law's annual holiday card contest. Voting is open now through December 31st.
- December 15, 2022
Member Jack Wheat has received a spotlight feature in Louisville Business First following his recent appearance on the History Channel's The Toys That Built America.
- November 21, 2022
McBrayer Member Bruce Paul was recently quoted in a Louisville Business First article about the changing role of ADA compliance with businesses’ online sites.
- November 21, 2022
On Sunday, November 27th, at 9 p.m. ET, McBrayer Member Jack Wheat will be appearing on the History Channel in the series The Toys That Built America in an episode covering the Cabbage Patch Kids craze.
- Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement: a 2nd Share Distribution Has Been Made to Those Who Received the Initial Distribution – A Statement from Class Counsel on Distribution and DissolutionNovember 9, 2022
Around 2600 settlement class members were issued and mailed a distribution check of up to $3930 each in the second week of November 2022 by the Settlement Administrator. A few of those being sent a distribution owed the Co-op TAGS fees, and those fees were subtracted from the amount sent to each such class member (individual or business entity).
- November 3, 2022
Once again, McBrayer has been ranked among the nation’s top law firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America, achieving recognition for 27 practice areas in their 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms.”
- October 12, 2022
McBrayer Member Luke Morgan was interviewed on WKYT’s Everyday Kentucky on October 9, 2022 to discuss an upcoming fundraising event for Camp Horsin' Around.
- September 22, 2022
McBrayer attorney Peter Rosene is quoted in a recent article in Business Lexington about the importance of protecting your business’ digital content in a changing digital world.
- September 19, 2022
McBrayer Member Jack Wheat is quoted in the September issue of The Lane Report in a piece about the new rule allowing college athletes to earn money from name, image, and likeness deals.
- September 1, 2022
McBrayer’s expansion continues with the newest addition of attorney Chris Eller in the firm’s Lexington office. He comes to McBrayer from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and will be joining the firm’s commercial and business litigation practice group.
- August 18, 2022
McBrayer PLLC once again marks another year of growth and quality service to clients with 30 attorneys – a firm record – recognized in the 2023 editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in America and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch.
- July 26, 2022
McBrayer PLLC stakes out its territory in the realm of horseracing, gaming and other equine law fields as it welcomes Vince Gabbert to the firm. Joining as Of Counsel, Gabbert comes to the firm following over a dozen years serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Keeneland. He now also serves as President of the Lexington Sporting Club, the city’s new professional soccer franchise. Gabbert’s practice at McBrayer’s Lexington office will center on equine and gaming law, especially regulatory compliance in those areas.
- July 25, 2022
On Friday, July 29, at 7 PM, the documentary Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids, which features McBrayer Member Jack Wheat, will be screened at the Louisville Film Society's 8th Annual Flyover Film Festival at the Speed Art Museum.
- June 29, 2022
Managing Member James H. Frazier, III, made remarks at the annual State of Downtown Lexington event on Wednesday, June 29, as the Board Chairman of the Downtown Lexington Management District.
- Member Jack Wheat Appears in Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch KidsJune 27, 2022
McBrayer Louisville Member Jack Wheat was interviewed for and featured in the documentary Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids, which premiered earlier this June at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
- June 16, 2022
As part of LexArts' Horse Mania 2022, McBrayer has sponsored a horse painted by local artist and muralist Wylie Caudill. We spoke with Wylie about the project and what it means to be an artist in Lexington right now.
- McBrayer Law Firm Demonstrates Commitment to Diversity by Joining Midsize Mansfield Rule 2022-2023 CohortJune 8, 2022
In furtherance of our ongoing commitment to our clients, our community, and our role in the legal profession as a whole, McBrayer PLLC is excited to announce that it has joined the 2022-2023 cohort of law firms participating in the certification process for the Midsize Mansfield Rule, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in firm makeup and leadership.
- June 1, 2022
McBrayer continues to grow with the addition of Brittany Deskins, who joins the firm in its Lexington office as a Senior Associate. She will practice in the firm’s litigation group.
- Phillip Pearson to Present "Secure Act 2.0: Ways the Proposed Law Could Change Retirement Savings" to Louisville Bar Association Estate Planning ConferenceMay 25, 2022
On June 8, McBrayer attorney Phillip Pearson will present "Secure Act 2.0: Ways the Proposed Law Could Change Retirement Savings" to attendees of the Louisville Bar Association's 4th Annual Estate Planning Conference.
- May 17, 2022
McBrayer Member Anne-Tyler Morgan appeared on KET's Kentucky Tonight on Monday, May 16th, to discuss the upcoming Kentucky primary elections.
- May 12, 2022
McBrayer Member Keeana Boarman will give the opening remarks at the reception for the MothersEsquire conference on Thursday, May 12.
- May 12, 2022
McBrayer Member Claire Vujanovic will address the attendees of Onward!, an event supporting Louisville Girls Leadership, on May 12.
- May 12, 2022
Associate attorney Jonas Bastien has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
- Phillip Pearson to Present "Planning for Retirement in Light of the Secure Act and Recently Proposed Regulations" to NAIFA-KentuckyApril 28, 2022
On May 18, McBrayer attorney Phillip Pearson will present "Planning for Retirement in Light of the SECURE Act and Recently Proposed Regulations" to members of the Kentucky and Louisville Metro chapters of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
- April 21, 2022
McBrayer attorney Jonas Bastien has been elected the newest board member of the Lexington Chamber Music Festival.
- March 28, 2022
McBrayer Member Anne-Tyler Morgan will appear on KET's Kentucky Tonight on Monday, March 28th, to discuss public assistance and jobless benefits as the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly reaches its final stretch.
- Member Jon Woodall Participates in Single Barrel Selection to Benefit Kentucky Fish and Wildlife FoundationMarch 10, 2022
McBrayer Member Jon Woodall reseals the bung after the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation Single Barrel selection at Buffalo Trace on March 4.
- March 1, 2022
McBrayer’s trend of growth continues with the addition of Alexander H. Gardner, who joins the firm in its Lexington office as an Associate.
- Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement: An Initial and Partial Distribution Has Been Made to a 2nd Group – A Statement from Class Counsel on Distribution and DissolutionFebruary 28, 2022
- February 24, 2022
On March 24th, McBrayer Member Anne-Tyler Morgan will be speaking at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's 13th Annual Kentucky Health Care and Worksite Wellness Conference.
- Managing Member James Frazier Brings Increased Security Efforts to Lexington as Head of Downtown Lexington Management DistrictFebruary 16, 2022
As part of efforts to reduce crime and increase safety in downtown Lexington, the Downtown Lexington Management District, led by McBrayer Managing Member James H. Frazier, III, will largely pay for Fayette County sheriff's deputies to patrol the downtown area in the early evenings.
- February 14, 2022
McBrayer Members Robert E. Maclin, III, and Stephen G. Amato will be presenting to the attendees of the Commercial Law League of American Southern Region Conference on Saturday, March 26, in Louisville, Kentucky.
- February 14, 2022
McBrayer Member Stephen G. Amato will present at the Third Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference, held at the University of Kentucky.
- February 8, 2022
On Tuesday, February 8, McBrayer Member Claire Vujanovic spoke to the Central Kentucky chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management with an update on current issues in employment and labor law.
- February 3, 2022
Due to inclement weather, McBrayer's offices will be closed starting at noon on Thursday, February 3rd through Friday, February 4th.