Three nominees announced
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2016) — The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., today announced nominees to fill a vacant Family Court judgeship that serves Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties. The counties comprise the 12th Judicial Circuit and the vacancy is in the circuit’s 2nd division.
- Doreen Showalter Goodwin of LaGrange — Goodwin is a solo law practitioner and is the master commissioner for Oldham County. She earned her juris doctor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
- Laura Ellis Stoess of Pewee Valley — Stoess is a partner in the law firm of Stoess & Flynn in Crestwood. She earned her juris doctor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.
- Jonathan O. Wells of Crestwood — Wells works for the law firm of James & Wells and is an associate professor for the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. He earned his juris doctor at the University of Kentucky College of Law
The Family Court judicial seat became vacant when Judge Timothy Feeley retired in February.