Lobbying Affiliate: MML&K Government Solutions
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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


My Practice

As General Counsel at McBrayer I represent and advise the firm on legal ethics, professional responsibility and compliance issues. I have 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. My initial interest in the legal field was a natural offshoot of my love of writing and problem-solving in addition to a desire to be among and engage with many different kinds of people.

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

More than McBrayer

I am a member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission. My wife, Kathy, and my son and daughter are members of Christ Church in Lexington and I am a strong supporter of my son’s Henry Clay baseball team. My daughter is a nursing student at the University of Kentucky.

How I’m Different

In some ways legal ethics chose me rather than me choosing it. But I have discovered that working with and for attorneys to help them solve problems is infinitely interesting and often very rewarding. I have 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 I do only continues to become an increasingly interesting and challenging task.

I enjoy diversity in the matters I work in, and I prefer an environment where I am constantly learning and facing new challenges. I have spent most of my career, and am 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

I served for seven years as Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association after which I ran my own solo practice and then practiced with a medium sized Lexington law firm. My background has provided me with a unique wealth of knowledge about the law of lawyering and successful law practice management and best practices.

Professional Activities

Community/Civic Leadership

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ethics Commission

Professional Activities

Kentucky Bar Association, 2003

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