FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., announced nominees to fill the vacant District Court judgeship in Warren County. Warren makes up the 8th Judicial District and the vacancy is in the district’s Division 1.
The three nominees for the judgeship are attorneys Jon Blakely Beliles, Dwight Montae Burton and Kimberly Jo Geoghegan, all of Bowling Green.
Beliles has been a solo practitioner for seven years, focusing on criminal defense. From 2010-2014, he served as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, prosecuting criminal cases for the 38th Judicial Circuit of Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties. He received his juris doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
Burton has been a solo practitioner for 13 years, focusing on criminal defense, bankruptcy and family law. From 2006-2008, he served as a public defender with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. He received his juris doctor from The University of Akron School of Law in Ohio.
Geoghegan has served as a prosecutor for more than 25 years. For the last 18 years, she has been an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit of Warren County. Since 2005, she has been the chief deputy assistant commonwealth’s attorney. She received her juris doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
The judicial seat will become vacant when Judge Sam Potter Jr. retires on July 16.
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