Your Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Endorsed By:


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Thank You for Supporting Judge Lavery…


YOUR Jefferson Circuit Court Judge

Over 16 Years Legal Experience

Equity Partner at 50+ Attorney Firm—Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP

Represented Diverse Clients

(Individuals, Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Large International Corporations)

Highest AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Tried Cases in State and Federal Courts

Practiced Before All Levels of Kentucky’s State and Federal Court System

J.D., Indiana University & B.A., Catholic University of America, with Honors

Involved in OUR Community

Member, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

I would be honored to have your support and vote in November!



“I’m honored to have the full support of my long-serving predecessor, Judge Jim Shake. Judge Shake served the people of Jefferson County very well for 24 years and consistently received the highest marks from members of the bar. I am equally committed to achieving that same level of excellence.”

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  • Kay Manning
    Knowledgeable and Fair!
    “Through my role as CFO, I’ve had opportunity to work with Darryl Lavery on several cases. I’ve always found him to be knowledgeable and fair with his assessments of various circumstances we encountered and enthusiastic about digging into and understanding all the facts. Some of the methodology he utilized benefitted me in helping to establish better risk management practices in our organization. It has been a pleasure to work with him and benefit from his professional work ethic.” - Kay Manning, Retired Vice President-Finance/CFO of YMCA of Greater Louisville
  • Shelly L. Alvey
    A Truly Great Jurist!
    “When Judge Lavery took the bench he was saddled with a docket that was riddled with trials and very complicated criminal cases.   Although Judge Lavery had previous trial experience he had never handled a criminal trial.   I had the pleasure of trying a murder case in his courtroom that was the first major case felony trial over which he presided.  I was so impressed by his knowledge, temperament, humbleness, degree of fairness, and concern that the process would be fair to both sides.  The citizens of Jefferson County would be well served to retain Judge Lavery because it is so rare to encounter a Judge that exemplifies all the characteristics of a truly great jurist.” - Shelly L. Alvey, Bullitt County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jefferson County
  • Louisville Partners of Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP
    Dedication to the law and the legal profession!
    "We have confidence that Darryl will be a reasoned jurist because we have experienced and witnessed–-firsthand—that he possesses the very characteristics we have come to expect from those judges presiding over the 30th Judicial Circuit: fairness, objectivity, reasonableness, decisiveness, respect, efficiency, a strong work ethic and a dedication to the law and the legal profession." - Louisville Partners of Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP
  • Brooks and Michelle Evens
    Dedication and Compassion!
    "We first met Darryl Lavery in 2016 after an intoxicated person broke my back at the Indianapolis 500.  Darryl represented us as our attorney and my husband and I were so impressed with his thoroughness, dedication and compassion through the many months we worked together. However, what we were most impressed with was Darryl's integrity. He always stressed complete and total honesty throughout the entire process. We believe Darryl will certainly hold these same principals as a judge as they are a part of his character.  He definitely earned our respect as an attorney, and as a person. We believe Darryl would make an excellent judge." - Brooks and Michelle Evens
  • Geoffrey Aughenbaugh
    “Darryl Lavery served as one of CSX Transportation. Inc.’s core litigation counsel in Kentucky for 16 years prior to taking the bench, representing CSX and many of the thousands of dedicated men and women who work hard each and every day to move goods and materials that keep American industry strong.  Darryl’s long-time representation of CSX endured because I could always count on him to be well prepared, work hard, demonstrate the highest level of legal knowledge and skill, provide sound legal advice and most importantly, advocate with integrity both inside and outside the courtroom. I’m confident Darryl Lavery will bring the same level of excellence to his new role as your Jefferson Circuit Court Judge.” - Geoffrey Aughenbaugh, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, CSX Transportation, Inc.

Your Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Endorsed By:

FOP Lodge 25 Deputy Sheriff’s Lodge 25

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369

Louisville Corrections FOP Lodge 77

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Local 175

Louisville Metropolitan FOP Lodge 32

UA Local 502 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Technicians

 River City FOP Lodge 614

Communication Workers of America Local 3310

 Citizens for Better Judges

United Auto Workers

St. Matthews
FOP Lodge 31

Louisville Professional Firefighters Local 345

Iron Workers Local 70

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227

United Steelworkers Local 1693

IUE-CWA Local 83761

Teamsters Local 783

Shively FOP Lodge 17