Office Staff


  Gail Whitt was born and raised in Cleveland, Oh and moved to Kentucky to attend college at Eastern Kentucky University. After completing her studies with a major in Corrections, Gail began her professional career with the Kentucky Corrections Cabinet and worked in both prison and community settings. She was recruited by the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1987 and served for the next 15 years as Victim Assistance Program Director for the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. The program was recognized as the first comprehensive prosecutor-based program in Kentucky and became the model program for Kentucky prosecutors. Gail is currently Director of Administration for the Office. She is a supervisor of the Office Support Staff and manages the daily operations of the Office.

  Christie Coffman is from Winder, GA, but has lived in Lexington for most of her life. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School and has worked in the court system since 2005. Christie joined our team in 2013 and is currently our Felony Case Director. Christie’s role in our office is to assemble all cases received by our office and assign them to prosecutors and advocates. Christies tasks are the first step in our paperless process, and she keeps us organized.

  Morgan Tackett is originally from Florida, but she has lived in Lexington since she was a young child. Morgan received her Associates of Science Degree in 2014 from Sullivan University, and has worked in the court system since 2008, joining our team in 2015. Morgan currently serves as Grand Jury Coordinator. Though her job in our office is multi-faceted, her main role is setting cases to be presented to the Grand Jury. Morgan strives daily to help us create a welcoming office environment.

  Kate Williams joined our office as administrative support in September 2017. Originally from Henderson, KY, she moved to central Kentucky to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College in 2013. Her primary goal in this office is to work behind the scenes to make the daily processes as smooth as possible for her coworkers by directing phone calls, greeting visitors, filing documents, and keeping case information organized and up to date.

  Chris Mattingly was born and raised in Lebanon, Ky and moved to Lexington in 2016 to receive an Associate’s of Applied Science from Bluegrass Community Technical College. Chris’s role at our office is to assist staff with technology related issues, manage equipment, operate the security system, and to assist the support staff. Chris joined our office January 2019.

  Javontae McNabb was born and raised here in Lexington, KY as one of 6 children and is a graduate of Bryan Station High School. He has been choreographing dance for over 15 years, and also previously worked as a flight attendant. Javontae worked at both Fayette Circuit and District Courts before joining our office in April 2019.

  Morgan Smith was born and raised in Lexington, KY. Prior to coming to our office as Administrative Support in 2020, she worked as a Deputy Clerk to District Court Judges. Morgan assists the office in various ways, including answering phone calls, maintaining case information, as well as assisting probation and parole with vital information needed for sentencings. She hopes to learn and grow in this role, while continuing her pursuit of a degree in Criminal Justice.

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