Experienced Defender Cheyla Bush Named DPA’s First DEI Director

The Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) is dedicated to equal and fair treatment both in the legal system and in its own workplace.  Toward this end, DPA has named public defender Cheyla Bush as its first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Cheyla earned a degree in psychology and her law degree both from theContinue reading “Experienced Defender Cheyla Bush Named DPA’s First DEI Director”

Jennifer Wittmeyer Named Assistant Trial Division Director

The Department of Public Advocacy is pleased to announce that Jennifer Wittmeyer has been appointed as the new Assistant Trial Division Director in the Division of Trial Services.  Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from George Mason School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. WhileContinue reading “Jennifer Wittmeyer Named Assistant Trial Division Director”

Mark Mantooth Appointed Stanton Directing Attorney

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Mark Mantooth has been appointed as the Directing Attorney of the Stanton Trial Office. Mark grew up in Morehead and taught high school English and journalism before earning his law degree. He is an alumnus of Samford University, Morehead State University, and Loyola University New Orleans CollegeContinue reading “Mark Mantooth Appointed Stanton Directing Attorney”

Vicki O’Connell Appointed Human Resources Branch Manager

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Vicki O’Connell has been appointed as Human Resources Branch Manager for Law Operations.  She is currently a Human Resources Administrator with DPA. Her expertise is in personnel and payroll. Since her employment with DPA she has gained knowledge in Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Workers’ Comp, and Family Medical LeaveContinue reading “Vicki O’Connell Appointed Human Resources Branch Manager”

Jennifer Wittmeyer Appointed Central Regional Manager

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Jennifer Wittmeyer has been appointed as the new Central Regional Manager.  Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from George Mason School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. While living in Washington, D.C., Jennifer worked for both the NuclearContinue reading “Jennifer Wittmeyer Appointed Central Regional Manager”

Charlie Thomas Appointed Richmond Directing Attorney

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Charlie Thomas has been appointed as the Directing Attorney of the Richmond Trial Office. Charlie joined DPA in 2010 as an attorney in the Hopkinsville Office. From there, he went to the Bowling Green Office, and he has been in Richmond for the last six years. OriginallyContinue reading “Charlie Thomas Appointed Richmond Directing Attorney”

Public Advocate Appoints Sara Zeurcher CTB West Directing Attorney

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Sara Zeurcher has been appointed as Directing Attorney of the Capital Trial Branch West. Sara joined DPA in 2010 as an attorney in the Richmond office.  She spent eight great years there before joining CTB West in October of 2018.  Originally from Illinois, Sara completed her undergraduateContinue reading “Public Advocate Appoints Sara Zeurcher CTB West Directing Attorney”

Andrea Kendall Appointed as CTB East Directing Attorney

The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Andrea M. Kendall has been appointed as the Directing Attorney of the Capital Trial Branch East. Andrea joined DPA as a Public Defender Corps Fellow in the Boone Trial Office in 2011. She also worked in the Newport Trial Office before joining CTB-East in 2017. Andrea completedContinue reading “Andrea Kendall Appointed as CTB East Directing Attorney”