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 earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kimberly has been a Fayette County prosecutor since 1996 and developed a program which took prosecutors into Lexington’s neighborhoods. In addition, she works on a multi-disciplinary team which investigates and prosecutes child sexual abuse cases.
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. After an honorable discharge from the United States Army Military Police Corps he earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996 and was a prosecutor in Paintsville, Kentucky before joining the staff of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Lexington in 1997. His focus is on the investigation and prosecution of burglary cases.
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 is from Bardstown, Kentucky. She graduated from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in History. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She joined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in May 2005.
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 College 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.
Katie B

   Katie Bouvier is from Lexington, Kentucky. After graduating from Lexington Catholic High School, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Government from Centre College. Upon graduation, she spent a year as an Americorps VISTA volunteering for Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization for abused and neglected children in the court system. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and joined the staff as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2012.
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. She rejoined the staff of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in September of 2012 and her focus is on restitution and cases involving drugs.
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.
Megan

   Megan Kinsolving is from southeastern Kentucky. She graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication with a minor in Psychology. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school, Megan was a member of multiple mock trial teams competing with teams from across the country. After graduating from law school, Megan was in the private civil practice of law in over 20 of Kentucky’s counties.
Paco

   Paco Villalobos joined our office in May 2014 after working as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Madison County. Paco was born in Hawaii and has lived in multiple locations over his lifetime. He spent the majority of his high school years in Shelbyville, Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and minors in German and History, he attended UK College of Law. Outside his work as a prosecutor, Paco has coached the UK College of Law Intrastate Trial Team every year since 2011.

Rewa

   Rewa Zakharia Rewa Zakharia is from Hamat, Lebanon. She graduated from Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She earned her law degree from the Charlotte School of Law. Rewa joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in 2014, and focuses on human trafficking and violent crimes 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 July 2015.

Eric

   Eric Finke is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. As the son of a career Army officer, his childhood was spent moving throughout the United States and overseas. He graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2015, he graduated with his Law Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he served as staff attorney in the office of Chief Judge Thomas Clark before joining the Commonwealth as a prosecutor in 2016.

Michael

   Michael Barnett is a Lexington native. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Finance. He went on to get his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He worked in private civil litigation in New York City and across Kentucky before joining the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2016. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Rachael.

Aaron Ann

   Aaron Ann Cole was born and raised in Lexington. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and then moved to Chicago. There, she obtained her law degree, along with a certificate in Trial Advocacy, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Following law school, she served as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. After moving home to Kentucky, Aaron Ann practiced administrative and civil law before joining the Office of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit. She joined the Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2016.

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