I was elected to serve as a District Court Judge in 2010. Since that time I have worked diligently to serve the people of Jefferson County. I take pride in my case preparation prior to court in order to ensure that justice is served.
I originally came to Louisville as a U of L scholarship athlete (volleyball) in 1979 and Jefferson County has been my home ever since. I attended the Brandeis School of Law and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1990.
I began my legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney where I prosecuted serious felony crimes including murder, armed robbery, child abuse and domestic violence. Later, I opened my own private practice where I handled both criminal defense and civil litigation. I am both an AOC certified mediator and a court approved parenting coordinator. Prior to my election, I was a well respected guardian ad litem, often requested by the other attorneys in the case. During my career I have represented over 1,000 dependent, abused and neglected children in Jefferson County.
A judge must also be sensitive to the experience of crime victims. I have a special insight into that experience. My husband and I are violent crime victims. We were robbed at gunpoint in 2009 while walking through our neighborhood on a summer evening.
I believe that part of my duty as an elected official is to serve our community outside the courtroom. I am proud to serve as a member of the Kosair Charities Advisory Council and the Sullivan University Paralegal Studies Board. I am also one of the founders of the local “Face It End It” campaign which directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County.