Lobbying Affiliate: MML&K Government Solutions
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Honors & Awards

  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Benchmark Litigation – Kentucky Future Star

Admissions

Kentucky Bar Association, 1997
Virginia Bar Association, 1994
Indiana Bar Association, 1997
Louisville Bar Association, 1997

Clerkships

Clerk, U.S. Department of Energy, Board of Contract Appeals, 1994-96

Education

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, J.D., 1994 (Order of the Coif)

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, B.A., 1991 

Overview

My practice focuses on a broad range of litigation, from business disputes and other commercial litigation, to real estate litigation; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; estate litigation; and administrative law, I have the background to handle matters across a wide scope.  I am also well-versed in transactional work, which allows me to handle a wider array of matters for clients.

There’s a popular impression that litigators spend all of their time in the courtroom fighting, and while I am a determined champion for my clients in the courtroom when necessary, what I do is more complex and often less adversarial: I solve problems. That’s my function as an attorney – I find solutions to my clients’ most pressing issues and optimize all of their available options.

I’m at my best when I am tasked with unraveling complications in a client’s dilemma, pulling various threads of the issue until I get at the heart of the matter. It’s a process of constant evolution, seeking out the best possible outcome for my client while communicating all available paths as they become clear.  

Whether the end result is a battle through all levels of court, or, more likely, a negotiated settlement that puts my client’s best interests first, my ultimate goal is to provide my clients with as little disruption as possible in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible. It’s a hard needle to thread sometimes, but I have the experience and the client focus to do it consistently.

BEFORE MCBRAYER

I worked for the federal government for two and a half years before working for several medium-sized private firms in Louisville. This background provides a strong and diverse basis for my practice at McBrayer.

Kentucky Leader

Community/Civic Leadership

My wife and I are raising young children, so our involvement is focused on their community and school activities including church, swim team and winter sports.

Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
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