Kimberly

   Kimberly Baird is from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky, where she earned a degree in Business Administration and Management. She also earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kimberly has been an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney since 1996 and became the First Assistant in 2016. She currently facilitates the multi-disciplinary team meetings which investigate and prosecute child sexual buse cases in Fayette County. She is also a member of the office’s Special Victim’s Unit which focuses on prosecuting crimes committed against some of Lexington’s most sensitive and vulnerable victims. Kimberly continues to be a team leader to the attorneys in the office, and is an advisor and instructor to police officers throughout the state.
traci

   Traci Caneer is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from Lexington Catholic High School, the University of Kentucky with a degree in Communications, and the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has been a prosecutor since January 1997 and has developed a specialty in investigating and prosecuting crimes against the elderly.
Kathy

   Kathy Phillips is from Paducah, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. She served as a public defender before joining the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 1997. She has developed an expertise in the area of sexual assault and domestic violence. As a result of her expertise, she focuses on serious crimes involving both sexual assault and domestic violence.
Dan

   Dan Laren was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Michigan. He is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corps and graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Dan was a prosecutor in Paintsville, Kentucky before joining the staff of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in Lexington in 1997. He developed specialized interests in narcotics and property crimes, though his focus since 2015 has been the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by gang members.
Brad

   Brad Bryant is from Louisville, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Centre College and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Brad joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in October of 2003 and his focus is on the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving firearms.
Andrea

   Andrea Williams – and her six siblings – grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky. She graduated from Centre College and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Andrea was a public defender in eastern Kentucky before joining the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2005, where she now serves as second assistant. Andrea is assigned all types of cases, but her area of focus is financial crimes. Andrea is married and has a dog named Scout.
Aspen

   Aspen Carlisle is from Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky Colle. of Law. After interning at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Aspen joined the staff as a prosecutor in 2011.
Katie W

   Kathryn Webster is from Lebanon, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Political Science and received her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Katie became familiar with the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as a victim and witness to a crime, and she joined the staff as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in October 2011. She focuses on the prosecution of crimes involving domestic violence.
Amanda

   Amanda Naish is from Versailles, Kentucky. She graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She worked in this office from 1998-2003 as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. She rejoined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in September of 2012. Amanda focuses on the issue of restitution and specializes in the prosecution of human trafficking and child sexual abuse cases.
Alex

   Alexander Garcia is from Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After interning at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Alex joined the staff as a prosecutor in 2012.
Rewa

   Rewa Zakharia grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance. She earned her law degree from the Charlotte School of Law. Rewa joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in 2014, and specializes in the prosecution of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
Taylor

   Taylor Brown is a Lexington, Kentucky native. A graduate of Henry Clay High School, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Morehead State University. He later attained his Master of Arts in Government from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After interning at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school, Taylor joined the staff as a prosecutor in 2015.
Eric

   Eric Finke is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After moving to Lexington, he graduated in 2015 with his Law Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he served as the staff attorney in the office of Retired Chief Judge Thomas Clark before joining the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in 2016. His concentration now involves prosecuting cases alongside the Lexington Police Department and other Federal agencies as part of the Violent Crimes Task Force. Outside the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, long distance running, and serving the community through Southland Christian Church.
Lindsay

   Lindsay Hore is from Swansea, IL. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Political Science and English, and received her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Lindsay joined the staff as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2010. After taking some time off she has returned and focuses on expungement orders.
Todd

   Todd Willard is from Oldham County, Kentucky. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in biochemistry, then earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Todd clerked for Judge Joe Huddlestone of the Kentucky Court of Appeals before spending several years in civil litigation, primarily medical malpractice defense. He joined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in July 2017 and works with the multi-disciplinary team that investigates and prosecutes crimes against children.
Amanda Parker

   Amanda Parker is originally from Germantown, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice and earned her law degree from Wake Forest University. After moving to Lexington, Amanda worked as an Assistant County Attorney in general prosecution for the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. She joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2018.
Andrew

   Andrew Wilhoite is a native Central Kentuckian, born and raised in Frankfort. He played varsity football at Morehead State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He later attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law to earn his Juris Doctorate. Andrew has served as staff attorney to the Hon. Judges Phillip J. Shepherd and Thomas D. Wingate of the Franklin Circuit Court and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Kenton County prior to joining the office.
Jenna

   Jenna Cassady began her career at the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2011 as a victim advocate. She later attended the University of Kentucky College of Law. Throughout law school, she continued working in prosecution-based victim advocacy and interned in the Special Victims Unit at the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. Jenna is a licensed attorney in Florida and Kentucky. She is a former Miami-Dade prosecutor of domestic violence crimes. She presents at various conferences and educational settings on topics related to criminal justice, survivor empowerment, and sexual assault.
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