News & Events

April 23 2018 Courier Journal

Here’s who a Louisville judicial group wants as next Jefferson Circuit Court judge

A group of Louisville lawyers and other community members has announced its pick in a contested Jefferson Circuit Court race. Citizens for Better Judges selected Darryl Lavery as the most qualified candidate to preside over division two of Jefferson Circuit Court. Lavery is already serving on the bench, appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin last July following the retirement of longtime judge James Shake. Read More…

April 2, 2018 Louisville Bar Association

2018 Judicial Candidates Poll Results

March 10, 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade with #RetainJudgeLavery

Introduced myself to a ton of voters today who want to keep experienced, qualified judges in Circuit Court and had a lot of fun doing so! #RetainJudgeLavery

Posted by Judge Darryl Lavery on Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 8, 2018 Fundraiser at Volare

#RetainJudgeLavery @ Volare

I’m so incredibly grateful for the packed house we had last night at Volare and I’m thrilled to have so many supporters committed to #RetainJudgeLavery in November!

Posted by Judge Darryl Lavery on Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 4, 2018 Susan & Raymond Smith Fundraiser

The momentum continues to build as Judge Lavery and #TeamLavery work tirelessly to keep an experienced, qualified judge on the bench. Please join Judge Lavery’s campaign to keep this momentum going so we can #RetainJudgeLavery in November! And a HUGE Thank You to Susan and Raymond Smith for hosting tonight’s successful fundraiser.

Posted by Judge Darryl Lavery on Sunday, March 4, 2018

February 11, 2018 Kickoff Fundraiser Slideshow!

There will be many more of these to come so please “Like” my Campaign Page to be a part of future events so we can #RetainJudgeLavery in November!

Posted by Judge Darryl Lavery on Sunday, February 11, 2018

January 2018 issue of “Bar Briefs”, Louisville Bar Association

Behind the Bench:  Judge Lavery Proves You Can “Judge” a Criminal Case Even Though You Have Never Tried One as a Lawyer

“Judge Darryl Lavery certainly seems to be rising to the challenge.”

-Charlie Ricketts is a member of the LBA Bar Briefs Editorial Board, a Past President of the LBA and former KBA Bar Governor

December 2017 issue of “Bar Briefs”, Louisville Bar Association

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

“Kentucky governors actually do get involved in selecting judges on occasion. When Jim Shake retired this past spring Governor Bevin appointed Darryl Lavery to fill that vacancy. I can tell you that the Governor made a wonderful choice.  Judge Lavery has been busting his butt to learn all the ropes. He has already presided over several trials and is earning solid reviews. He really seems to weigh all aspects of things and wants to make the right ruling irrespective of what is easiest or most politically expedient.  His work ethic and intellect are admirable.

So, I extend my sincere thanks to the Nominating Commission and to the Governor for my new colleague. Darryl Lavery is a great addition to the Jefferson Circuit Court.  He continues a proud tradition of fantastic judges in Division Two.”

-Chief Judge Charles L. Cunningham Jr. presides in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.