Honors & Awards
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2022 (Civil Litigation: Defense)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2018
U.S. District Court the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2018
University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY, J.D., 2018
- Provost Fellowship Scholarship
- Law, Park, James Scholarship
- College of Law Class of 1967 Scholarship
- Dee Ashley Akers Scholarship
- Moot Court – Vice President, National Competition Team Member
- 2017 National Moot Court Competition – Region Four Quarter Finalist
- CALI Award for distinguished academic performance in Law 945 (Seminar: Current Issues in Sex Crimes Law)
- Central Kentucky American Inn of Court Student Member, 2017-2018
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, B.A., 2015
- Major: Political Science, magna cum laude
- Minor: International Studies, magna cum laude
- Flagship Scholarship
- Delta Gamma Fraternity
Primarily practicing in civil litigation and, more specifically, insurance defense, means I can engage with an almost limitless range of scenarios and individuals every single day. Not only do these practice areas allow for a new set of facts, legal issues, and challenges on a day-to-day basis, practicing in these areas of the law also gives me the opportunity to work on behalf of and develop relationships with clients of every kind and type—whether a governmental agency, an employer or employee, independent business or entity, or individual. This level of diversity in my daily practice is intriguing, keeps me passionate about the work I do, and advances my experience and knowledge every day.
MORE THAN MCBRAYER
While I attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate education, I was a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, where I worked with other volunteers at the Tri for Sight Marathon and with foundations such as Visually Impaired Preschool Services ("VIPS"). Since that time, I have participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk as well as Polar Plunge events for the Special Olympics of Kentucky.
HOW I’M DIFFERENT
I am committed to performing every task—whether large or small and no matter the circumstances—with integrity and dogged dedication to detail. These values inform my approach to life and every case or legal issue I encounter; I believe they make me a more adaptive, innovative, and effective problem-solver and advocate for my clients.
My experience has taught me that no problem can be solved until it is fully understood, so my first step in addressing any legal issue or case is to thoroughly acquaint myself with the circumstances giving rise to litigation in the first place. Taking the time to develop a foundational understanding of the facts and issues at play in a lawsuit is an elementary and necessary step in the process of identifying the potential universe of available and favorable solutions to any problem. Putting in this effort and time up front and paying attention to the details also enables me to be more intentional and efficient in my efforts, ensures my client’s interests and goals are prioritized at every step in the litigation process moving forward, and increases the likelihood of securing a meaningful, satisfactory solution to the problem my client is facing.
Prior to joining the McBrayer team, I worked as an associate at Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, where I primarily practiced in Insurance Defense and Coverage and Civil Litigation. While in this role, I litigated cases involving a wide variety of disputes, including such things as sexual assault and premises liability, insurance bad faith, construction law and product defects, foodborne illnesses, wrongful death, probate and estate matters, hit-and-run, road rage, DUI-related motor vehicle and tractor-trailer collisions, dog-bite incidents, and allegations under Kentucky’s consumer protection statute. While studying to become a licensed attorney, I worked as a clerk at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP—where I gained invaluable trial experience in both state and federal court, igniting my interest in civil litigation and my desire to pursue a career that allowed me to spend as much time as possible within the walls of a courtroom—and also served as Vice President and a National Competition Team Member of the Moot Court Board at the University of Kentucky College of Law.
- Kentucky Bar Association, 2018
- Fayette County Bar Association, 2018
News & Insights
- December 30, 2021