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Gov. Bevin Makes Judicial Appointments for Jefferson County

Contact: Woody Maglinger
502-564-2611
Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following judicial appointments for Jefferson County:

Jessica Ann Moore has been appointed to the office of District Judge for the 30th Judicial District, Division 11, of Kentucky.

Jessica Ann Moore, of Louisville, has served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 30th Judicial District for the past eight years, working most recently on the Heroin Rocket Docket to address the Commonwealth’s opioid crisis.

Moore is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy of Louisville and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She received her law degree from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.

Her involvement in various community leadership roles includes the Family Scholar House, Shively Area Ministries, Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae Board, Louisville Bar Association, Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, and Women Lawyers Association.

“I sincerely thank Gov. Bevin and his administration for this appointment, as well as the Judicial Nominating Commission for their confidence in my abilities,” said Moore. “I am honored to serve our great Commonwealth, and I am excited to continue my passion for public service from the bench. My commitment to our community and its citizens is to serve with fairness and impartiality while upholding the law.”

Moore and her husband, Evan Spalding, live in Jefferson County and have one child.

Darryl Scott Lavery has been appointed to the office of Circuit Judge for the 30th Judicial Circuit, Division 2, of Kentucky.

Darryl Scott Lavery, of St. Matthews, is a partner with Boehl Stopher & Graves LLP, where he has practiced law for the past 16 years. While in private practice, Lavery defended individuals and businesses in a variety of civil matters, including drug, medical, product and premise liability cases, Federal Employer’s Liability Act claims, insurance coverage disputes, and a variety of other tort cases and business disputes. Lavery is a member of the American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

“I would like to thank Gov. Bevin for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of Jefferson County, as well Chief Justice Minton and the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 30th Judicial Circuit, for selecting me as one of the three nominees for appointment,” said Lavery. “I am greatly honored by this appointment and am eager to begin the important work of the Jefferson Circuit Court.”   

Lavery is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and board member of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. Additionally, Lavery has served as pro bono counsel for the Legal Aid Society’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program and as a member of the Citizen Foster Care Review Board for Jefferson County.

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