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JasonCloyd.pngJason Cloyd Appointed Law Operations Division Director

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Cloyd to the position of Law Operations Division Director. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts for 21 years.  For the past decade, he has been the Manager of the Records Division at the Administrative Office of the Courts, overseeing the employees and processes responsible for running criminal records.  In this capacity, Jason has worked with many in DPA over the past few years at expungement events, where he has regularly committed AOC resources after hours and all around the state to give people information about their opportunities to get a clean slate and fresh start through expungement.  Prior to this position in the Records Division, he was a trainer and supervisor for Pretrial Services as a new case management system was implemented.



Doug Moore Appointed Directing Attorney of Hopkinsville Trial Office

The Department of Public Advocacy is pleased to announce Doug Moore has been appointed as Directing Attorney of the Hopkinsville Trial Office. Doug holds a law degree from the University of Louisville and a PhD in Literature from Southern Illinois University. He began his career with the Public Defender's office in Louisville in 1990 before joining DPA in 1995. He has more than 20 years' experience in the field of criminal law, and during his career has tried more than a hundred cases to a jury. Most recently, he has been with the DPA office in Paducah, representing indigent clients in more than six counties in western Kentucky.



Karema Eldahan Appointed as Directing Attorney of Georgetown Trial Office​

The Department of Public Advocacy is pleased to announce that Karema Eldahan has been appointed as Directing Attorney of the Georgetown Trial Office. Karema is a 2013 graduate of UK College of Law and a 2008 graduate of American University in Washington, DC.  She interned with DPA while in law school and joined the Frankfort Trial Office upon graduation. She has been a staff attorney of the Georgetown Trial Office since its opening in 2017.  She resides in Lexington with her husband and son. Her hobbies include playing guitar, traveling, and spending time with her family.