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Honors & Awards

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2022 (Civil Litigation: Defense)


Kentucky, 2018

U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2018

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2018

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2019


University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2018

  • Cull Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • Chancellor Scholarship, 2016-2018
  • University of Kentucky SOA Leadership Legacy Award, 2018
  • Student Government Supreme Court, Chief Justice, 2017-2018
  • Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Executive Development Editor
  • Trial Advocacy Board, Member
  • Student Bar Association, Class Representative
  • Central Kentucky American Inns of Court, Pupil
  • CALI Award for Criminal Procedure, 2017

University of Kentucky, May 2015

  • Major: B.A. Psychology, cum laude
  • Minor: Cognitive Science
  • Minor: Sociology
  • Honors: Senator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Honors: President, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity


My Practice

My practice primarily focuses on criminal defense, governmental investigations, and general civil litigation. I have experience handling matters ranging from misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in various Kentucky state courts to federal conspiracy charges in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Additionally, I have represented clients through investigations by the United States Department of Justice into alleged healthcare fraud and investigations by various administrative agencies such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, and other agencies within the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet. Lastly, I have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases ranging from severe bodily injury to fraud.

I enjoy my litigation practice because every day is unique and no two cases are the same. My work allows me to meet people from various professions, backgrounds, and experiences. Moreover, my work often provides me an opportunity to make an immediate and direct impact on my clients’ daily lives. My clients appreciate my honesty, availability, and willingness to take the time to answer all of their questions. I take pride in my work, my work ethic, and my ability to advocate for the best interests of my clients. 

More than Mcbrayer

I am most proud of my involvement in the Lexington community. During my time at McBrayer, I have served as a Big Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and on one of the organization’s Board Committees. I was selected and have actively participated in the 2019-2020 class of Leadership Lexington via CommerceLex, I’ve been involved with Blue Grass Community Foundation's BGCF 365 as a member, volunteered with the Special Olympics of Kentucky’s annual Polar Plunge, and been an Associate Member of the Central Kentucky American Inns of Court.

How I'm different

My criminal defense practice sets me apart from others in the firm as I am the only associate attorney who devotes the majority of my practice to this area. Our criminal defense team at McBrayer has over 50 years of combined experience and we are fully equipped to assist clients through all stages of the criminal justice system. Our clients appreciate our judgment in both legal and ethical matters, and also our ability to provide straightforward and direct solutions to complex problems. Additionally, our clients appreciate our broad experience in several areas of the law and our depth of knowledge in both the criminal and civil court systems.

Kentucky Leader

Community/Civic Leadership

I volunteer each week with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Through this experience I have the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model to children in the Lexington Community. I visit my little brother at school, enjoy baseball games and other activities with him, and continuously keep contact to encourage every day learning. Because of my involvement, I have grown both personally and professionally, and I encourage everyone who is able to volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister in their local community.

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