Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bevin names Paris lawyer Brian Privett to Circuit Court

Judge Brian Privett
Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Paris lawyer Brian Privett to fill the vacant circuit judgeship in Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties. He succeeds Judge Paul Isaacs, who retired from the Division 2 seat in the 14th Judicial Circuit.

An election for the rest of Isaacs' term will be held Nov. 6. UPDATE: Privett was a candidate for district judge in the May 22 primary, but withdrew his candidacy April 19.

Privett is a graduate of the University of Louisville law school. A news release from the governor's office said Privett began his legal career in 2007 and has handled civil suits, real estate, wills and estates, family law, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, collections, debtor law, other business law, personal-injury law, equine law, and government and non-profits law.

He has been an assistant county attorney in Bourbon and Harrison counties and assistant commonwealth's attorney for the 14th Circuit. "Privett advocates for the protection of children and has been active in working with both Drug Court and recovery groups," the news release said. "Additionally, he helped found the 18th District Drug Court."

Privett said in the release, “I am so thankful to the Governor and all of my supporters in Scott, Woodford, and Bourbon counties for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to getting straight to work to reduce docket size, to expand our Drug Court, and to make sure cases are adjudicated quickly so that justice can be served in our communities.”

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