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My Background

I was born and raised in central Kentucky. I attended college in Lexington, KY, receiving my undergraduate degree from Transylvania University, and I attended law school at the University of Kentucky. In 2010, anticipating the birth of our first child, my wife, Amanda and I, decided to return to her hometown of Lebanon. Since moving to Lebanon, I have focused my efforts on providing exceptional, common-sense legal representation and counsel to clients, colleagues, friends and neighbors.

On May 8, 2020 I was appointed to serve as the circuit Judge for Kentucky’s 11th Judicial Circuit (Washington, Marion, Taylor and Green Counties). I maintain my primary office at the Taylor County Judicial Center in Campbellsville, but I also work regularly from satellite offices in Greensburg, Lebanon and Springfield.

When I’m not a practicing judge, I volunteer as a coach for the Marion County Youth Soccer Association and the Bradfordsville Youth Basketball League.

I regularly mentor high school students through programs sponsored by the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office and the Kentucky Bar Foundation.

I am married to the former Amanda Cook, and have two children, Tanner and Kylie. I am a member of the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, and actively support civic groups such as the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, the Marion County Public Library, and Centre Square.

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