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Cary B. Howard, Jr.

Member, Ethics Counsel & General Counsel


Kentucky Bar Association, 2003

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


University of Kentucky, B.B.A. Finance, 2000

University of Kentucky, J.D., 2003


As General Counsel at McBrayer, Cary Howard represents and advise the firm on legal ethics, professional responsibility and compliance issues. He has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and professional responsibility as well as estate planning and administration, business law, and commercial real estate for over fifteen years. Cary's initial interest in the legal field was a natural offshoot of his love of writing and problem-solving in addition to a desire to be among and engage with many different kinds of people.

Cary enjoys helping lawyers do what they enjoy and do best in a way that provides value to their clients and is both fulfilling and profitable.

In some ways, legal ethics chose Cary rather than him choosing it. But throughout his career, he has discovered that working with and for attorneys to help them solve problems is infinitely interesting and often very rewarding. He has worked with lawyers in nearly every area of practice and across the state and beyond. The legal profession is constantly changing and adapting but steadily progressing in complexity, therefore what Cary does only continues to become an increasingly interesting and challenging task.

Cary enjoys variety in the matters he works in, and he prefers an environment where he is constantly learning and facing new challenges. Cary has spent most of his career, and is most intrigued by, trying to work with lawyers individually or in groups to discover solutions to problems, all with an eye to providing the best representation at the best value to their clients.

Before McBrayer, Cary served for seven years as Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association after which he ran his own solo practice and then practiced with a medium-sized Lexington law firm. Cary's background has provided him with a unique wealth of knowledge about the law of lawyering and successful law practice management and best practices.

Cary is a member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission. He is a native Lexingtonian who lives with his wife, Kathy, who together have two grown children. Their daughter, Drew, is a nurse at University of Kentucky hospital and son, Joey, plays baseball for Wabash Valley Junior College.

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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission

Professional Activities

Kentucky Bar Association, 2003

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