Lacy Andrews Appointed Danville Directing Attorney

(12/1/2022) Lacy graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2010, where she participated in EKU’s Mock Trial Team program, and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies.  Lacy then attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she graduated in 2013.  Lacy is an EKU School of Communication Distinguished Alumni (2018) and received a YoungContinue reading “Lacy Andrews Appointed Danville Directing Attorney”

Isaac Abner Appointed London Directing Attorney

(12/1/2022) Isaac Abner has lived in Eastern Kentucky his entire life. He attended Chase College of Law, graduating and passing the bar in 2015. After law school, Isaac went to work at a private firm doing primarily civil work and administrative law. In early 2020, he joined DPA as a staff attorney with the LondonContinue reading “Isaac Abner Appointed London Directing Attorney”

Valerie Church Appointed Lexington North Directing Attorney

(5/1/2022) Valerie received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010. In 2014 she graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. After law school, Valerie worked for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and was in private practice taking conflict public defender cases in Northern Indiana until relocatingContinue reading “Valerie Church Appointed Lexington North Directing Attorney”

Kami Granade Appointed Bullitt Directing Attorney

(5/1/2022) Kami Granade received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Charleston in 2010, and she received her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2014.  After law school, Kami moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where she briefly worked in civil practice until finding her passion for indigent defense. Continue reading “Kami Granade Appointed Bullitt Directing Attorney”

Ashley Graham Appointed Covington Directing Attorney

(4/16/2022) Ashley Graham works as a Staff Attorney in the Covington DPA Trial Office and represents clients in Kenton County, Kentucky. Over the course of her public defender career, Ashley has had approximately 30 jury trials, ranging from misdemeanor to murder charges. She began working at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in August 2011Continue reading “Ashley Graham Appointed Covington Directing Attorney”

Jennifer Skaggs Appointed Shelbyville Directing Attorney

(3/25/2022) Jennifer received her B.A. in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University in 2006 before earning her J.D. from NKU Chase College of Law in 2009. She began her career with DPA in 2014 as a staff attorney in the Boone County trials office and later transferred to the Bullitt County office. Most recently, she hasContinue reading “Jennifer Skaggs Appointed Shelbyville Directing Attorney”

Glenda Edwards Appointed Columbia Directing Attorney

(1/16/2022) Glenda Edwards began her career with DPA in 1999 in the Columbia Field Office as a staff attorney representing juvenile and adult indigent defendants from first appearance to trial.   After stops as a Directing Attorney of the Columbia Office (2003-2010), Central Regional Manager (2010-2011), and Trial Division Director (2011-2019), Glenda returned to the courtroomsContinue reading “Glenda Edwards Appointed Columbia Directing Attorney”

Nathan Shirley Appointed Somerset Directing Attorney

(1/7/2022) Nathan Shirley earned his B.A. in political science from Transylvania University, Lexington Kentucky in 2000.  He also earned his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland Ohio in 2003.  He was a previous recipient of the Department of Public Advocacy In Re Gault Award.  He has practiced law with theContinue reading “Nathan Shirley Appointed Somerset Directing Attorney”