McKay Chauvin: Circuit Court Judge

I am a graduate of Trinity High School, Vanderbilt University, and the Georgetown University Law Center. Very good schools I was lucky to get into then and could never get into now. I spent fifteen (15) years as a prosecutor in state and federal court. As an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I served as Division Chief of the Special Prosecutions and Capital Trial units. As an Assistant United States Attorney I was the Violent Crimes Coordinator for the Western District of Kentucky, and founded the nationally recognized anti-gun crime initiative called “Project Backfire”. Immediately prior to coming to the bench I enjoyed a short but colorful and highly entertaining stint in private practice. I was first appointed to the Jefferson Circuit Court in 2004 and have enjoyed very nearly every minute of the job since then.  In January of 2013 I was honored by the Louisville Bar Association with the Distinguished Service Award. Since 2014 I have been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where I teach a trial practice class. My seriously wonderful wife Laura and I have three (3) alternately delightful and maddening children (Addison, Whitney and Jack) and four (4) consistently smelly dogs (Henry, Scooter, Petunia, and Finnegan).

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