United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
- The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, J.D., 2006
- Deans Community Service Award
- The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.A. - English, 2001
- With Honors
- Cum Laude
I practice in the areas of real estate and commercial litigation, including professional liability defense, lien enforcement, credit default and foreclosure, post-judgment collection remedies, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy.
My real estate practice began, oddly enough, with a love of language and history. As a law student, I was immediately drawn to concepts of property law that evolved during the feudal era but remain relevant today. I am fascinated by the concept of real estate as a “bundle of rights”, where each right is at odds with or overlapping others in the same space of land that we conventionally think of as being a thing owned outright. Real estate is so fundamental to our experience – it is literally the ground we walk on – and yet property law is so abstract. My goal as an attorney is to turn these abstract concepts into concrete solutions. I work with the client to achieve the most successful outcome by mastering the facts of their particular case and tirelessly pursuing all avenues of redress.
MORE THAN MCBRAYER
When I’m not working, I enjoy jogging, fishing, playing guitar, and spending time with my wife, Liz, and our 3 kids.
HOW I’M DIFFERENT
What separates me from other attorneys is my attention to detail and eye for nuance. In litigation, there is rarely a perfect precedent that aligns seamlessly with the client’s facts. My ability to think outside the box to identify key similarities in cases that are facially disparate from the client’s, and to identify and articulate key distinctions in cases that appear similar and superficially damaging to the client’s case, provides a unique value to my clients.
Ultimately, a lawyer’s business is the business of problem solving. In addition to the intellectual rewards, I especially enjoy the service-oriented nature of the legal profession. Every legal issue is not just a chance to solve a problem; my solution and advice has real world consequences for the client. The gravity of that dynamic drives me every day.
After law school, I worked in the banking and financial sector in New York City before moving with my wife to her hometown of Lexington in 2010. For the next 11 years, I practiced at a small, local firm. As a result of these experiences, I am keenly aware of the specialization and resource advantages of larger institutions and the personal touch provided by smaller firms. I chose to work at McBrayer because its philosophy emphasizes a synergy of those qualities.