Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bevin appoints new circuit judge from Georgetown

Woodford County is getting a new circuit judge.

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Georgetown lawyer Jeremy Mattox of Georgetown as a judge in the14th Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 1, also serving Scott and Bourbon counties, effective Aug. 25. He will replace Rob Johnson, whom Bevin recently appointed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals to fill a vacancy created by the election of Larry Van Meter to the state Supreme Court. Johnson's term runs through 2018. The other judges in the circuit are Paul Isaacs and Family Court Judge Lisa Morgan, also of Georgetown.

A news release from Bevin's office said Mattox is a graduate of Harrison County High School, Georgetown College and, in 2006, the University Kentucky College of Law. "Mattox has practiced law almost exclusively in central Kentucky, representing clients in a variety of civil, criminal and domestic matters," the release said. "He has been involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Georgetown-Scott County Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Justice Association," a lobby for plaintiffs' lawyers.

Mattox said in the release, “I am honored by this opportunity to serve the citizens of Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties and am grateful to Governor Bevin and the Judicial Nominating Commission for selecting me.” The governor fills judicial vacancies from a list of three names submitted by commissions for each jurisdiction. The other nominees were Damon Loyd Preston and Perry Thomas Ryan, also of Georgetown.

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