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Derrick Howard Appointed Harlan Directing Attorney

(3/1/2023) Derrick Howard received his B.A. in history from Alice Lloyd College in 2012 and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2015. Derrick joined DPA in 2015 in the Bell County Office before transferring to the Hazard office in 2019. He lives in the Red Bird area of Clay County…

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Jason McGee Appointed Henderson Directing Attorney

(3/1/2023) Jason joined DPA in 2008 as Staff Attorney in the Owensboro Trial Office. He grew up in Louisville and obtained an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Louisville.  He is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law.  Jason lives in Owensboro with his wife, Jennifer.   

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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 Young…

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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 London…

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Clay Beineke Appointed Frankfort Trial Office Directing Attorney

(11/1/2022) A Kentucky native and lifelong resident, Clay began his DPA career in the Hopkinsville Trial Office in March, 2015.  During his 3 years there he had approximately a dozen District Court trials and half as many Circuit Court trials.  He transferred to the Capital Post Conviction section where he worked on several cases attempting…

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Jason Pfeil Appointed Bowling Green South Directing Attorney

(5/16/2022) Jason J. Pfeil is a 1999 graduate of Marquette University Law School.  He has been employed with DPA since 2001, serving clients in the Owensboro Trial Office, CTB West, Henderson Trial Office, and as the Directing Attorney in the Princeton Trial Office.  Jason is currently the Directing Attorney of the Bowling Green South Trial…

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Valerie Church Appointed Lexington North Directing Attorney

(5/1/2022) Valerie Church 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…

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