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Deputy attorney general named

Was first African American president of the Louisville Bar Association

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 28, 2016) — J. Michael Brown has been named deputy attorney general, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.

J. Michael Brown
J. Michael Brown

“J. Michael is a steadfast leader who has devoted his career to protecting Kentucky’s families,” Beshear said. “His experience and dedication will help our office carry on the important work of preventing child abuse, protecting seniors, addressing substance abuse and seeking justice for victims of rape.”

Brown served as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet for eight years. He is a former district court judge and first assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Jefferson County.

Brown also served as a law director for the city of Louisville, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney, and also served on the board of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for 12 years, including six years as the board’s chair.

Brown was elected the first African American president of the Louisville Bar Association. He chaired the Kentucky Bar Association’s Task Force on Minorities and is a former member of the association’s ethics committee.

He is a military veteran and received his J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law.

In the interim, Brown will continue to head the Attorney General’s Criminal Branch.